A little over a week ago, one of our favorite customers, The Louisville Ladybirds, conquered the NDA College Championships with two very big wins: Division 1A Team Performance AND Division 1A Hip Hop. So what inspired this team to totally rule the NDA stage all weekend? Coach Todd Sharp from the Ladybirds gave us the scoop:
Team Performance - "Coming Home" in their Red Dance Costume
"We were very inspired to go back and take the crown again this year as the defending champions from 2015. Of the 15 National Championship titles, the University of Louisville Ladybirds have to our credit 13 titles that have been captured on the band shell in Daytona Beach.
That gave me the idea to use the song "I'm Coming Home" by Diddy. That finals floor on the band shell in Daytona Beach has became our "home" in terms of accomplishing our goals and realizing our dreams as a team.
For some reason the minute I listened to that song, I just had a vision of our girls dressed in RED from head to toe. The costumes you created for us were absolutely stunning on the floor and made my vision come to life! We had literally hundreds and hundreds of compliments on them! "
The Louisville Ladybirds in their Team Performance dance costume, a red lace unitard styled after the Wednesday
Hip Hop - The Performance of a Lifetime
After their big win for Team Performance, The Ladybirds Dance Team went back on stage the next day with another mind-blowing routine for Hip Hop. Coach Todd Sharp continued,
"We entered finals in that division in second place to the defending Hip Hop Champion Brigham Young University. In finals our kids gave the performance of a lifetime! It was one of those moments as a coaching staff that we were just blown away by our kids! They were electric! They had the crowd in the palm of their hands from beginning to end!
Being crowned National Champions in that division and taking our second title for the weekend was one of the greatest experiences in my 16 years with this program! And hands-down is the greatest memory of this past season!
The red hip-hop pants and gloves you created for us looked amazing on the floor. The style and color highlighted our choreography perfectly!"
Coach Todd Sharp and his team, dressed and ready for their Hip Hop performnace
Louisville Ladybirds - NDA Division 1A Hip Hop National Champions
"Thank you so much for all you do for us each and every year! We truly consider you to be part of our team and a huge part of our success!" Todd added.
Congrats to the Louisville Ladybirds Dance Team once again for their back-to-back wins! We can't wait for what's in store for next year!
And don't forget to catch "So Sharp," premiering 7/26/17 on Lifetime!