Cheer and Dance Teams Receive Bid to NCA/NDA Nationals in April

The Maryville University Cheer and Dance Teams attended NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) and NDA (National Dance Alliance) Camp held at Lindenwood University on August 16 and 17. The two-day camp resulted in both teams receiving bids to NCA and NDA College Nationals in Daytona Beach in April 2015. The Cheer Team earned a silver bid and the Dance Team received a bronze bid.

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Maryville University Cheer Team – NCA Camp

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Maryville University Dance Team – NDA Camp

2014-2015 Tryouts

Tryouts have completed for the 2014-2015 Maryville University Spirit Program, Coed Cheer Team and Dance Team. However, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Coed Cheer Team, Dance Team or Mascots (Louie & LJ), please contact Spirit Coordinator, Head Cheer & Dance Coach, Peter Michel at pmichel@maryville.edu.

NCA & NDA Nationals

In April 2014, Maryville University’s Cheer and Dance Teams traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida to compete at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship.

The Cheer Team placed in the Top 15 in their first year of competition. The Dance Team placed in the Top 10 in the Open Division II category with their jazz routine.

To view videos of the Cheer and Dance Teams’ Nationals routines, visit Varsity’s website and search the competition for “Maryville University.”

Dance Team Places 4th at NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship

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Last week, the Maryville University Dance Team traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. to participate in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship. The Dance Team placed 4th in the Open Division II competition with their jazz routine.

The Dance Team’s journey to NDA Nationals began in August 2012, when they attended NDA camp for the first time — receiving first place at camp as well as a bronze bid for Nationals. After months of preparation, the Dance Team headed to Daytona Beach to compete at NDA Nationals for the first time in Maryville University history.

At the preliminary competition last Thursday, the Dance Team’s performance secured their spot in the finals. Fifteen teams participated in the Open Division II preliminary competition, with only nine teams advancing to finals. On Friday, the Dance Team competed in the final competition and finished 4th place with a score of 9.47.

Team members included: Jessica Donnelly, Kelsie Eversmeyer, Jordan Green, Emma Gregg, Regan Koenemann, Alex Schuhmacher, Lauren Steinkamp, Shelby Straher, Krysta Struthers, Haleigh Wigger, and Kristin Wilson.

Congratulations to our dance team members for their hard work this year!

To watch clips from the team’s preliminary and final competition performances, please visit Varsity’s website at http://www.varsity.com/event/1725/2013_NCA_NDA_College.