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!
Over 1,500 teams joined us this season for their chance to Climb. Compete. Conquer. at the 2019 Summit Championship. Take a look back at all of the magical moments made with the athletes, coaches, friends & family. We can’t wait to see you join the climb in 2020!
The following divisions will be offered at The 2020 Dance Summit:
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.
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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 Varsity.com.
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?
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.
"'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
Online Registration for The Dance Summit is now open! Please read carefully before selecting your package.
A $100 per person deposit is required after your registration is submitted. Registrations will not be approved, or will hotel rooms be help without the deposit. Hotels may fill up after you submit your registration.
If you are a coach and would like to roster your team and register for the event, click here.
Coaches registering on line must mail in these forms after submitting registration:
If you are anyone registering separately from the team(coach, athlete, spectator), click here to register.
The team will have to be registered and approved (which means deposit received) before any individual registration can be submitted. You will need your team’s reservation number in order to proceed.
Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter. Spectators may select the housing option for themselves and the housing OR commuter option for their athlete. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If you are a spectator and need to order tickets, you may attach a ticket order to your athlete’s registration in the “Add On” section of the registration process or click here to order them separately.
Request a Registration Change: If you already have a reservation and need to make changes, you may request a change by signing back into your account and clicking on the “Request a Registration Change” request. The Coach who originally registered the team may also make changes to the Roster by clicking on “Request a Roster Change”. Changes are not confirmed until verified by Varsity. Click here to request a change.
Make an on-line Payment: If you already have a reservation and would like to make a payment, click here to sign in to your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.
If you would like to upgrade your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option in advance the price is below. Waiting until you arrive at The Dance Summit will cost an additional $15 per ticket and cause a delay in your registration process & wait times.
Please indicate this in the “add-on” section of the registration process OR if you have already registered, please submit a Change Request. Any extra tickets ordered on an existing registration must be paid for in full after the request has been submitted.
Discounted Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option: Valid April 29, 2020 – May 7, 2020 – See Prices and pick up dates and times below.
* Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option include five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Click here to order Discounted Tickets!
If you are a spectator and do not need hotel reservations, you may pre-order tickets. (Note: If you are a registered coach, athlete or spectator and you need additional tickets, please indicate those on your actual registration.) Pre-order is available through Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at a higher rate in Orlando on a first come first served basis. Full payment is required.
*Note: Meal Vouchers only valid for one entrée and beverage per voucher at designated Theme Park dining locations. Lunch or Dinner only, no breakfast or dessert.
Tickets may be picked up at The Summit during registration hours, location TBD.
*If you arrive after 8:00 pm on Friday night, the Championship Office at Celebrity Hall will be open until 10:00 pm.
Pre-Ordered tickets must be picked up no later than Noon on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Transportation is not included with ticket purchases. You must be registered on the Travel Package to receive transportation to any of The Summit activities/events.
We can’t wait to see you at The Dance Summit. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you prepare to register.
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HOTEL AND TRAVEL
What is the advantage of purchasing the Travel Package?
It is not required that you attend The Dance Summit on the Travel Package. The two main reasons teams purchase the package are convenience and savings.
In which hotel will we be staying?
Value accommodations will be provided at Disney’s All Star Resort. Moderate accommodations will be provided at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. In the event that the Walt Disney World® Resorts sell out of rooms, The Dance Summit will try to make arrangements with an alternate hotel off property. PLEASE NOTE: Hotels may fill up prior to posted deadlines.
We have parents who would like to come to the Championship. Can they sign up for The Dance Summit Travel Package?
Of course! A lot of coaches meet with the parents and include them on the travel package with their team. However, we encourage family members and friends to register with us directly.
We have an uneven number of girls. Can we pay the quad rate for three girls in a room?
No. The travel package prices have been calculated according to how many people are in each room.
Can we have five people in a room?
No. The Resorts do not allow more than four people to a room.
We are arriving in Lake Buena Vista at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, will our hotel rooms be ready?
Most hotels do not guarantee check in until 4:00 p.m. However, if there are rooms ready in your block, the hotel will check you in early. Please be sure to communicate this to your entire group that is traveling with you.
Our team doesn’t leave Lake Buena Vista until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. What can we do all day?
Hotel check out is at 11:00 a.m. If you would like, you can take a Walt Disney World® Resort shuttle bus to Disney SpringsTM to shop. The hotel will be glad to store these items for you, but you will be responsible for picking them up before you depart.
How do I request a refund?
Refunds will be issued after the event is over and must be requested in writing no later than 30 days after the event is over. Refund requests may be emailed to your registration specialist. The average processing time for a refund is 4 weeks from the date the request is received. Refunds are not issued unless a written request is received.
If we stay off the Travel Package and commute can we use The Dance Summit bus transportation?
No. Transportation is only provided for those purchasing the travel package.
TICKETS AND COMPETITION
When will we receive our Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option for the Championship?
You receive your tickets when you register with The Dance Summit at Celebrity Hall.
Do we use our Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® for competition?
In addition to Park admission each Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option purchased through The Dance Summit, also has admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. This is NOT considered a theme park admission, and therefore does not use a day on your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option.
What does “Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option” mean?
A Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option enables you to visit more than one park a day.
Will attending The Dance Summit Celebration Party take days off of my Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper®Option?
For the Championship Celebration Party Monday evening at Magic Kingdom® Park, a day will not be taken off of your Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper®Option. Please Note: YOU MUST HAVE A WRISTBAND TO ATTEND ALL PARTIES.
If we do not use all three or two days of our Walt Disney World® tickets, may we use them next year?
No. All of the discounted tickets sold at The Dance Summit have an expiration date that is listed on the back of your ticket.
Do spectators have to purchase a Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper®Option in order to watch competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
No! If you are only going to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, you may purchase a ticket at the door for $40 per day per person. However, if you purchase a Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper®Option from The Dance Summit, it includes admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as well as all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.
Are there discounted park tickets available for family and friends not on the travel package?
Yes, there are three different tickets.
Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket with Park Hopper® Option are valid for unlimited admission into the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park as well as three days of admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. These tickets DO NOT include The Dance Summit bus transportation to the parks.
How do I find out when and where my team competes?
A detailed order of competition will be posted at varsity.com/thedancesummit in late April. The detailed order of competition will tell you the location and exact times that your team will report backstage, take pictures, warm up, and compete.
How can parents pick up tickets is athletes are registered under coach name (on 1 invoice)?
Parents must register their athlete themselves if they would like to pick up their athlete’s tickets.
Do you have a question about your registration? Contact your Registration Specialist based on the first letter of your team’s name. If your program starts with:
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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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