The Dance

05/2/20 – 05/3/20
Orlando, Florida

About The Dance Summit

The Dance Summit is moving into its sixth year at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on May 2-3, 2020. The Dance Summit is designed to give the most competitive non Worlds dance teams the chance to show they are the best in the country. Dance teams can earn a bid to The Dance Summit from 70 of the top All Star Dance competitions Varsity has to offer. The Dance Summit is the largest end of the year Dance competition in the All Star market and what a magical place to end your season but Disney World!

2020 Championship Information


The following divisions will be offered at The 2020 Dance Summit:

Tiny Jazz Pom Hip Hop
Mini Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Mini Coed Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Mini Male Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Youth Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Youth Coed Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Youth Male Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Junior Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Junior Coed Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Junior Male Jazz Pom Hip Hop Kick Variety Lyrical
Senior Kick Variety
Open Variety


The Dance Summit is the definitive dance national championship. Six years ago, Varsity All Star was inspired by the talent within the all-star industry and listened to its customers when they asked for a high caliber dance event that recognized teams in non-world divisions. For the 2020 season, Varsity All Star is committed once again to producing an innovative, prestigious, competitive and unforgettable end of the year all levels experience. 

Here are some things to know before you qualify.
*This is a working document and updates will be made throughout the Summer while gathering feedback at Varsity University.
Click here to download a printable version.

Where will The Dance Summit be taking place? 
The Dance Summit is a live competition where teams will face-off, May 2-3, 2020 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World®.

How do I receive a bid to The Dance Summit?
A complete list of these events can be found here.
*All Dance Summit Bids will be revealed Monday evenings at 7:30pm CST on Varsity TV on

Will international teams be able to compete at The Dance Summit? 
Canadian teams are the only teams allowed to receive bids at Varsity All Star events in the United States. International teams will be eligible to receive bids from our designated Varsity All Star International events. Additional international bids will be awarded in Specific ISAF divisions. More information can be found here.

If a dancer from our bid winning team can’t make it to The Dance Summit, are we allowed to replace them with another athlete from our program? 
Yes, but please make sure to review the crossover policies.

How many teams advance to Finals on Sunday from Semi-Finals? 

  • All divisions with 10 or less teams in Semi-Finals will have 5 teams advance to Finals.
  • All divisions with 11-19 teams in Semi-Finals will have 50% of the divisions advance to Finals.
  • All divisions with 20 or more teams in Semi-Finals will have 10 teams in the division advance to Finals.
  • All divisions with 25 or more teams in Semi-Finals will have 50% of the division advance to Finals.

Are crossovers between teams allowed at The Dance Summit?
Yes. An All Star Dancer is limited to performing in up to four (4) performances at The Dance Summit. Athletes may only represent one program.

Are crossovers allowed between The Summit & The Dance Summit? 
Athletes may not crossover from the USASF divisions of The Summit to The Dance Summit. Athletes competing in the International divisions at The Summit may compete at The Dance Summit. Athletes competing at The D2 Summit may also compete at The Dance Summit.

What do individuals & teams receive for competing at The Summit? 
All participants will receive a commemorative medallion for competing at The Summit. Teams who qualify for Finals on Sunday in each division will be awarded a team banner with division and placement. Teams that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their respective division will also receive a team banner and each participant will receive individual mini banners recognizing their accomplishment. All divisional champions will receive exclusive Summit Championship Rings! Only participants & 2 coaches listed on the official USASF Summit Roster will be included in ring sizing. Crossover athletes will only be awarded one ring. Additional rings may be ordered on-site & must be paid for by the team or individual before delivery.

As a Coach, what to I need to do for Dance Summit Registration? 
Gym Owners & Coaches registering teams must turn in all paperwork listed below in order to successfully register.

  • Signed Waiver Releases
  • Rules & Regulations
  • USASF Roster

Dance Summit Testimonials

"'Our first experience at the Dance Summit in 2018 totally exceeded our hopes and expectations! Our program has been competing for many years and our older dancers are so passionate about Dance Worlds. Dance Summit has created that same level of excitement and pure commitment for our younger, yet equally intense dancers. It was an honor and an absolute blast to share the stage with such amazing programs. The memories our dancers and their families made are priceless and we cannot wait for the 2020 Dance Summit!'" Lee Eaves MitchellThe Vision Dance Center
"'There is no event like The Dance Summit, where the best talent in the industry come together to challenge and inspire each other. My dancers always look forward to an unforgettable bonding experience and as far as the memories made.'" Lauren NewellDance Dynamics
"'Dance Summit is the competition that each and every one of our dancers counts down the days to every year. The Dance Summit makes every dancer from every program feels like they are a part of something truly epic, and it’s because they are! It’s an amazing, smoothly run competition, where our dancers learn and grow with other dancers from around the country.'" Kayla PittnerDollhouse Dance Factory

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2019 Championship Information


Click here for the 2019 Dance Summit Championship Results!

Universal Event Photography

Universal Event Photography is the official photography provider of The Summit Championships. To order pictures from the 2019 Dance Summit Championship, click here!

The Varsity Pinnacle Award

The Varsity Pinnacle Award was created to recognize athletes & coaches that embody the core #AllStarStrong characteristics of Teamwork, Dedication, Confidence and Leadership. Prior to the events, coaches, friends, family and athletes had the chance to nominate a team or athlete that represented one of the main #AllStarStrong elements.

With over 1200 nominations, these extraordinary cheerleaders and dancers were selected for going above and beyond, not only on their team but in their communities. Congratulations to the 2019 Varsity Pinnacle Award Winners!

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