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2023 NDA Routine Descriptions

2023 NDA Formation Key

2023 NDA Team Dance Formations

Home Routine Rules

  • All teams have the option of participating in the Home Routine Evaluations on Night 1 of Camp.
  • Teams may perform any routine learned and perfected before camp to be evaluated by NDA Staff.
  • Teams participating in this Evaluation will have the opportunity to earn a bid to NDA Nationals if the routine scores 40 points or higher.
  • Routines should be limited to 2:00 or less.
  • Routines must follow the Varsity Spirit Music Guidelines.
  • Routines should follow the current NDA School Safety Rules.

Note: No penalties are assessed at camp. NDA asks that the above guidelines be followed for general safety and timeliness.

Tryout Kit Request

Looking for material to put on a successful tryout this season? Request the NDA Tryout Kit below!

NDA Tryout Kit Request

Resources to Keep Teams Involved & Motivated

NDA Fall Opportunities
Summer might be drawing to a close, but you can still learn and grow from the best instructors in the industry! See below for our many fall training opportunities.
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Back to School Spirit Guide
The role of a dancer goes far beyond entertaining the crowd on the sidelines or taking the floor as an athlete on competition day. It’s about being a positive light and leader in your community, no matter the circumstances. Although going back to school this fall is going to look different across America, the primary role of a dancer remains the same – support the success of others and create a welcoming, spirited atmosphere for all. Check out these back to school social/emotional resources and creative activities to keep your student body’s spirit uplifted!
High School Spirit Guide
Collegiate Spirit Guide

Varsity Brands acknowledges the unique challenges that administrators, teachers, school staff, and students are now facing. IMPACT NOW is designed to help schools and districts address unprecedented needs with a partner who is dedicated to elevating student experiences.
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Believe in YOU®
Believe in YOU® is an episodic series designed to educate students and staff about the incredible power of believing in yourself, despite the challenges and trials that life may present. Hosted by Kevin Atlas, and starring personalities from around the country who have overcome personal challenges to accomplish the  extraordinary.
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Together as One
“Together as One” was designed  as an opportunity for collaborative performance between cheer teams, dance teams, sports teams, music programs, and entire communities and crowds. This fully arranged, designed, and choreographed performance is available for FREE to any school and coach exploring halftime performances or community performances for 2020, and wanting the opportunity to involve other school or community groups into a larger production.
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New Coaches

Are you a new coach? Or are you looking for some fresh tips and tricks to help you during your season? Then the Varsity Spirit Dance Coach Manual is just for you! To request a digital copy, click here!

At Home Training Guides

Help your dancers stay in tip top shape during their time at home! From stretching to technique drills, these weekly trainings are sure to help your dancers maintain and improve in their skills.

Coaches Resource Guide

New to coaching dance team or need a refresher? This is the place for you! The Varsity Spirit Dance Coach Resource Guide is available to you.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CEU) credit is a nationally recognized measure of sponsored activity through institutes, workshops and short courses. In some states, it will apply toward pay increases, certificate renewal or in-service training. Each coach will have to contact their local school board to know if any of these options apply in their state. CEU credit workshops are conducted after camp through Varsity University. Information to be sent out after attending NDA camp.

NDA News

2024 NCA College Nationals: Top 10 Overall Highest Scoring Routines

2024 NCA College Nationals: Top 10 Overall Highest Scoring Routines

College cheerleading was on display this past weekend at the 2024 NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. NCA College Nationals features some of the best programs in the country competing for championships all weekend long. The NCA motto of "The Work Is Worth It" comes to life as teams hope to hear their names called as National Champions at the end of the event. As another great weekend of College Cheer comes to a close, take a look back at the top 10 overall highest-scoring routines of the 2024 NCA College Nationals.

Apr. 15, 2024

Navarro College Cheer Recap At NCA College Nationals 2024 In Daytona

Navarro College Cheer Recap At NCA College Nationals 2024 In Daytona

Navarro College was one of the most highly anticipated programs returning to the 2024 NCA and NDA College Nationals. This year's event featured thousands of athletes from college programs across the country competing in both NDA Dance and NCA Cheer for a National Title.

Apr. 14, 2024

NDA Dance Champions At The 2024 NDA College Nationals

NDA Dance Champions At The 2024 NDA College Nationals

Action The 2024 NCA and NDA College Nationals went down from April 11-13 in Daytona Beach, Fla. featuring thousands of cheer and dance athletes from premier programs across the country. Action started on April 11 with teams going head-to-head on center stage, competing for a National Title to wrap up the 2023-2024 collegiate dance season.

Apr. 13, 2024