The National Dance Alliance (NDA) hosts one of the most prestigious cheer and dance national championships in the country. Cheer and dance teams from throughout the world come together to compete for national titles in a variety of divisions.
The Lionettes Dance Team attends the NDA competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. every spring. Each year the team competes with a routine comprised of three categories, jazz, pom and funk. The performances are judged based on skill, technicality, uniformity, presentation, staging, choreography and degree of difficulty.
In 2013, the Lionettes Dance Team competed in the preliminary round of the NDA competition placing second to Louisville. They then qualified to compete in finals where they took home another 1st place title in Division 1A for the second year in a row.
In 2012, the Lionettes Dance Team competed in the preliminary round of the NDA competition placing 1st and advancing to finals. For the first time in history the Lionettes placed 1st in Division 1A finals while also taking home the Grand National Champion title.
At finals, the Lionettes Dance Team placed ninth in Division IA.
At finals, the Lionettes Dance Team scored 9.17 (out of 10) and placed seventh among the top 13 teams in Division IA.
At finals, the Lionettes Dance Team scored 8.90 (out of 10) and placed sixth among the top 12 teams in Division 1A. The scores of the top five teams ranged from 8.97 to 9.54. Penn State also ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten.