The Groove Experience

The Groove Experience was created in 2009 specifically for All Star Dancers. These events were designed so that All Star dancers had a high-quality event to attend that guarantees a proper competition floor and dance-only judges!

Groove powers dance halls at Varsity All Star Grand National events across the country to elevate and produce an authentic Dance Experience. All Groove events, including those powered by The Groove Experience, award bids to The Dance Summit and The USASF Dance Worlds! Join us at a City near you to EXPERIENCE our events, compete with the BEST, and to let your dancers GROOVE!

New this season, we are teaming up with the top dance professionals, business owners, and industry experts to bring the dance community together for The Groove Experience Dance Convention!

Upcoming Events

Spirit Sports - Grand Nationals

Palm Springs, CA, 2/3/2023 - 2/5/2023

Location
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA, 92262
US
Dates
2/3/2023 - 2/5/2023
Spectator Pricing
  • Adult Day 1Adult Day 2Child Day 1Child Day 2
  • $ 32.71$ 58.29$ 22.48$ 37.38
pageLocation: all-star

NCA/Groove Virtual Championship

Louisville, KY, 2/14/2023 - 2/15/2023

Location
Virtual - VAS Louisville
11500 Champions Way
Louisville, KY, 40299
US
Dates
2/14/2023 - 2/15/2023
pageLocation: all-star

GROOVE - Dance Grand Nationals

Pigeon Forge, TN, 3/10/2023 - 3/12/2023

Location
Le Conte Center
2986 Teaster Ln
Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
US
Dates
3/10/2023 - 3/12/2023
Housing Designation
Housing Offered
Spectator Pricing
  • Adult Day 1Adult Day 2Child Day 1Child Day 2
  • $ 35.9$ 63.97$ 24.67$ 41.52
pageLocation: all-star
Additional Information

General Information

  • Block Schedule – 2023 Block Schedule Coming Soon
  • Performance Order – 2023 Performance Order Coming Soon
  • Awards Schedule – 2023 Awards Schedule Coming Soon

Spectator Information

We’ve expanded digital ticketing this year to provide better visibility into spectators attending our events. This means that you should expect that we will NOT sell physical tickets at the door or take cash for admittance at any Varsity All Star competitions. Spectators purchasing tickets will need a valid email address and a credit card number. They will receive a digital ticket that can be scanned upon entry. Please use the “Buy Tickets” link to secure spectator tickets.

Venue Information:

  • Doors Open
    • Friday – 3:00pm
    • Saturday- 7:00am
    • Sunday- 7:00am
  • Parking rate – FREE
  • No outside food or drink is allowed though concessions may be purchased inside the venue.
  • No Weapons/Firearms

Concessions & Vendors:

  • Concessions will be available throughout the venue.
  • Onsite Vendors – All Star Outfitters
  • RT Productions will be providing action shots of your team throughout the weekend. To view these photos, please visit www.rtevent.com.

Coaches Information 

Registration & Check-In:

  • Check In will be in the Main Entrance
    • Friday 2:00pm -8:00pm
    • Saturday at 7:00am
  • You must register a minimum of 30 minutes PRIOR to your assigned warm-up time.
  • Please bring the following items to registration:
    • USASF Rosters/ ID (All Star)
    • USASF Compliance Cover Sheet (All Star) or USA Cheer Proof of Membership (Rec)
    • Rec Verification Form (Rec)
    • Waiver Forms PER ATHLETE & PER COACH (School & Rec)
    • Proof of music license (All performances)
  • At this time, you will sign all necessary Bid Intentions

 Warm-Up:

  • Please check in to warm up no less than 15 mins prior to your warm-up time
  • Everyone entering the warm-up room, and not in uniform, must be wearing their USASF/USA Cheer approved wristband.
  • Each team will receive the following warm up times:
    • Station 1- 8 Mins Marley floor
    • Station 2- 8 Mins Marley floor
    • Station 3- 8 Mins Marley floor

Scoring:

  • Scoresheets will be printed at the Scoresheet pick-up table approximately 15-20 minutes after your team’s performance. Additionally, scoresheets will be emailed to the assigned coaches listed on your registration.
  • Results will be available for coaches via the Coaches BAND following awards.

Awards:

  • Awards will take place in the performance hall at the conclusion of each event session. Please check the final schedule for exact division/session times.

Event Contacts: Our team is here for your team. The following staff members can assist your program with this event:

  • Registration Specialist: Melissa Stoufflet – mstoufflet@varsity.com
  • Event Coordinator: Mike Bolden – mbolden@varsity.com
  • Director or Allstar Experience: Zach Pennix- zpennix@varsity.com

2022-2023 Dance World Bid Requirements

One Up - Grand Nationals - DI/DII

Nashville, TN, 3/31/2023 - 4/2/2023

Location
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
US
Dates
3/31/2023 - 4/2/2023
Housing Designation
Housing Required
Spectator Pricing
  • Adult Day 1Adult Day 2Child Day 1Child Day 2
  • $ 35.74$ 63.68$ 24.56$ 41.33
pageLocation: all-star

PAST EVENTS

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Athletic Championships - Columbus - Nationals & Dance Grand Nationals
Columbus, OH, 1/28/2023 - 1/29/2023
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Encore Grand Nationals - DI/DII
Houston, TX, 12/16/2022 - 12/18/2022
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WSF - Grand Nationals
Louisville, KY, 12/2/2022 - 12/4/2022
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One Up - Grand Nationals - DI/DII
Nashville, TN, 4/8/2022 - 4/10/2022
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GROOVE - Dance Grand Nationals
Pigeon Forge, TN, 3/11/2022 - 3/13/2022
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Spirit Sports - Palm Springs - Grand Nationals
Palm Springs, CA, 2/4/2022 - 2/6/2022
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Athletic - Columbus - Nationals & Dance Grand Nationals - DI/DII
Columbus, OH, 1/29/2022 - 1/30/2022
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Encore Grand Nationals - DI/DII
Houston, TX, 12/17/2021 - 12/19/2021
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WSF - Louisville - Grand Nationals - DI/DII
Louisville, KY, 12/3/2021 - 12/5/2021

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