The Hofstra University Dance Team, competing as Team USA in the 2016 International World Dance Competition, won the Freestyle Pom world championship today, competing against 18 other teams from around the globe, including Japan, Finland, Australia, China, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Mexico and Switzerland. The competition was held April 20th – 23rd at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney Resorts in Orlando, FL.
“It’s an indescribable feeling! It’s been worth all the hard work the team has put in this year, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to share this experience with,” said senior Alicia Napolitano.
Hofstra’s Dance Team has been nationally ranked for over 20 years, and won national championships in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The team has ranked in the top ten for 19 of those years, the top five for 17 of those years, and the top three for 10 of those years. They are currently ranked second in the nation in Jazz and first in Pom, and are World Champions in the Doubles Pom and Team Pom division. The team is ranked number one among colleges on Long Island.
— USA Cheer (@usacheer) April 22, 2016