The Elon University dance team is looking to become back to back National Dance Alliance national champions in the Division I hip hop category. The team will head into tomorrow morning's finals session seeded first overall with a performance score of 94. Before the hip hop prelims session the team got third place overall in the pom Division I category. This is the second year in a row Elon has taken home third place in pom Division I.
Dance team co-captain and Elon senior Devyn Battaglia said the team is proud of the placement in pom and is looking forward to tomorrow's competition.
“We are very proud of our performance and our placement,” Battaglia said.
Last year, Elon went into finals seeded first and came out of the competition as national champions. The team did not receive any deductions and got a final hip hop performance score of 95.42, winning the title by just two tenths of a point.
This year the team is headed into the final round of competition with a performance score of 94.0 leading by just one tenth of a point. Both this year and last Elon outperformed Utah Valley University by mere margins and hopes to do so again tomorrow.
Elon is set to perform in Daytona Beach tomorrow at 12:49 a.m. with the awards ceremony set to begin at 1:40 p.m. Fans can watch the livestream online at tv.varsity.com with a paid subscription.