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Mane Line finishes third in two categories at the NDA College Nationals

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Messer

The Boise State Mane Line dance team made program history at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) college nationals in Daytona, Florida, on Apr. 7-9. The Broncos competed in the D1A Jazz and D1A Hip Hop categories. 

“I am most proud of our team being able to share the sense of accomplishment we all felt leaving the stage after every performance,” said senior captain Emmersen Toone. “Walking off after having done our routine each time, we can each confidently say that we left it all out on the floor.”

In the Jazz category, the team competed against 26 teams and came in third place behind Brigham Young University (BYU) and West Virginia University. 

They placed fourth in 2021 and seventh in 2019, making this year’s placement the highest in program history for this category. 

The team also got third in the Hip Hop division for the second consecutive year. Out of the 15 teams that competed, Mane Line was only placed behind BYU and the University of Louisville. 

“Coming into this competition season, we were the most prepared we have ever been,” Toone said. “Our preparation brought us a sense of success knowing we did the best we could and, with that, set program history placing top three in both routines.”

This competition is the team’s final event of the year and will now shift their focus to tryouts for the 2022-23 season on May 13-15.

“The wins that come after this competition season will benefit the program towards building our name and place within the collegiate dance world,” Toone said. “Boise State Mane Line is a force to be reckoned with, and people will be able to see more and more of us the more we continue to execute and do our best at competitions.”

Boise State's Mane Line, Nationals, 2022
[Photo of Boise State’s Mane Line]
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Messer
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