The Elon University dance team earned second place in the hip hop Division I category at the National Dance Alliance national championship. Earlier this week the team got third place in the pom Division I category. Elon placed second overall in the hip hop Division I category with a final performance score of 94.6286 falling six tenths of a point behind Utah Valley State University.
Last year, the Elon dance team won the hip hop Division I title outscoring UVSU by two tenths of a point. This year the team outscored UVSU in prelims but fell in the final round.
Dance team co-captain and Elon senior Devyn Battaglia said the team is extremely proud of the accomplishments at nationals.
“We are so proud of our accomplishments this week and super excited to bring back some trophies and represent Elon,” Battaglia said. “We are so proud of how far our team has come.”
Elon's dance team will return to campus with two trophies, one to represent the second place win in hip hop Division I and another to represent the third place finish in pom Division I.
This is the end of the 2023 regular season for the Flames. The team will return to practice and attend NDA camp in August in hopes of earning a bid for next year's nationals.