TCU Elite Dance team raises money for Nationals


TCU Elite Dance practices in the TCU Recreation Center. Photo by Chaelie DeJohn

By Chaelie DeJohn, Staff Writer

TCU Elite Dance is raising money to go to Nationals in the spring.

TCU Elite Dance is a student-run sports team. This year, they are coached by seniors Camille Eastin, a psychology and child development major, and Sofia Votava, a strategic communication major.

Every year, the team competes at Nationals against other universities.

“We do compete at the D1 level,” Eastin said. “So we compete against other Big 12 schools and Big 10 schools and lots of different people, mostly from the West Coast.”

The team is hard at work gearing up for their trip to Anaheim, California for the national competition. They use social media to get the word out and raise money for the competition.

“We’ve done a lot of social media content,” Votava said. “We’ve done a Venmo bingo and we’ve asked all our members to put that on their Instagram stories. We’ve also done a Facebook post, an Instagram post, a few videos along the way, just spreading the word and making sure that every single social media post has our link to donate.”

The team has raised $30,000 of their $40,000 goal. Any amount helps Elite Dance save for anything from a pair of earrings to a hotel room. To donate, go to