“Attending the 2023 NDA College Nationals is an integral part of the dance team’s development and impact for years to come. I’ve personally seen how the prospect of nationals has motivated the team to reach higher goals. The RPI Dance Team is a group of hardworking and driven students who thrive in the national setting and make RPI proud.” - Oyin Tukuru '23, Senior Dancer
“As a woman in the dance and STEM community I had lovely intelligent women in STEM to look up to, but never someone who was both. I always thought that meant choosing one or the other. The RPI Dance Team shows that dancers don’t have to choose one or the other. We can be both amazing dancers and intelligent people. I think it is important for the RPI Dance Team to be those role models that young dancers never had. And there is no better way to do this than by showing off our skills on the nationals stage.” - Leia Dziadosz '22, Captain
The RPI Dance Team is a group of spirited students who share their passion for dance through performances both inside and outside the RPI community. On campus, the team makes appearances at athletic events such as football and basketball games to show our passion, dedication, and hard work for the art form. Outside of the community, we compete both regionally and nationally against other college dance teams.
The RPI Dance Team provides students the opportunity to continue their dance training in a safe and constructive environment. Members of the team demonstrate commitment, spirit, determination, and responsibility – all qualities that will ensure success in future endeavors. The RPI Dance Team serves the institute by representing RPI students' dedication to academics, athletics, and the arts.
Your donation will support the dance team's trip to the NDA Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. Your support will help provide travel, food, lodging, and other expenses to this prestigious, invitation-only competition. Your gift will also reduce the cost of member’s expected contribution.
This project will impact Rensselaer for the greater good as it highlights the importance of the arts, and provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves and share their passions with others. We provide a positive representation of school spirit and talent to the Rensselaer community. With your donation, you can expect to see the RPI Dance Team leaving their hearts out on the dance floor under the Daytona sun! We also wish to show off our hard work through earning satisfactory scores and helpful feedback from our judges!
We need to raise $10,000 in order to compete at NDA Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida!
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