Camp Required Forms & FAQs

Camp FAQs

What is the theme for 2022?

This year’s theme is LEAVE YOUR LEGACY! At NDA Summer Camp, your team will learn new skills, take home crowd-involving Game Day material and bond as a team in a high-energy atmosphere. Come to NDA Summer Camp with goals and leave with a legacy your team, school and community can be proud of!

What are the main program changes for 2022?
  • Social and emotional learning are more important than ever. NDA’s top tier Team Time experience is encouraging dancers to leave their legacy this summer. Our goal is to build a stronger team of leaders that uplift the rest of their student body.
  • NDA offers 30+ fresh routines that highlight all styles of dance including jazz, hip hop, pom, kick and lyrical/contemporary to use in any performance and/or game day environments.
  • NDA is offering Pursue Your Path sessions to provide one-on-one instruction with the NDA staff that is customized to your teams needs.
  • NDA offers an Ignite Game Day Routine to better prepare teams for the transition from the Game Day environment to the Game Day Division at competition.
  • NDA Unleashed Conventions will now be offering the chance for any all-star teams who attend to earn an At-Large Dance Summit Bid.
What do you do if you can’t get in touch with your Varsity Rep?

Contact your NDA State Director or call us at 877.NDA.2WIN.

What do I need to bring with me to registration on the first day of camp?
  • Release and Waiver Forms for each participant and coach. Please confirm the insurance section is filled out correctly and the form is signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Copy of your method of payment. Ex: Purchase Order, School Check, etc.
  • Copy of your zero balance invoice, and/or be able to log into My Camp Registrations on MyVarsity.com.
When will I get my summer camp music?

For eligible camps, you will receive an email with directions on music 3 days before camp. All directions for download can be found in the email or on varsity.com/music.

When is my camp bill due?

Go to My Camp Registrations to see your invoice with balance due dates.

What is the process for All-American Tryouts?

Check out everything you need to know about the NDA All-American Process by clicking here.

What do we do with our St. Jude Letters?

If your team has already ordered and filled out St. Jude Letters, bring them to camp! If your team has not already filled out St. Jude letters, please have each athlete bring two (2) addresses to camp. Remember that each athlete is required to fill out two (2) St. Jude letters for the NFHS Squad Credentialing program.

How can I qualify for Nationals?

At camp, you can qualify for nationals when being evaluated on Home Routine or Team Dance. Home Routine is a routine learned prior to camp and competed on the first night of camp. Team Dance evaluation is performed on the last day of camp by full team, and will be evaluated on the progress and performance of Team Dance routine.

NFHS Squad Credentialing FAQs

The National Federation of State High School Associations serves its members, related professional organizations and students by providing leadership for the administration of education-based interscholastic activities, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and equitable opportunities.

WHY IS TEAM CREDENTIALING IMPORTANT?

  • To exemplify the roles of a dance team member and leadership training amongst the team.
  • All teams will learn the same content, with the goal of implementing this training throughout their season, in their own programs.
  • Informs individuals of the importance of their roles while practicing leadership skills and implementing safety.
  • To encourage well rounded, educated dance team members.

HOW WILL THIS BE IMPLEMENTED?

  • Teams will go through classes at camp that cover the 5 roles of a dance team member, as well as leadership and safety.
  • Upon the conclusion of camp, teams will have completed a checklist, signed by the Head Instructor or the Buddy Instructor.
  • Each coach will receive an official credentialing certificate for their team.

THE 5 ROLES OF A DANCE TEAM MEMBER

  • AMBASSADOR: Being a school ambassador within the community is a key part of being a dance team member. As one of the most visible student athletes, dancers should be friendly, know the facts about their school, set a good example for other students, encourage school spirit and be involved in community service. Dancers represent their alma mater in the truest fashion!
  • ATHLETE: Dancing requires strength, endurance and technique to execute the skills used in performance. Dancers should be dedicated to improving their skills through the year during practice.
  • PERFORMER: Dancers use routines to entertain the crowd on game day, especially during time outs and half time. By performing traditional routines as part of the pre-game show, as well as in the stands and/or on the sidelines, dancers are an integral part of the game day atmosphere. Half time is typically a feature moment. When the crowd is entertained and enjoying the game, they are more likely to engage in all of the traditions and activities involved in school pride and spirit.
  • ROLE MODEL: By maintaining academic excellence and leading by example in their everyday lives, dancers pave the way for the student body to be respectful citizens. They live with passion and purpose, and have the ability to inspire peers through their commitment and values. Dance team members hold themselves accountable, without a need for personal recognition.
  • SPIRIT RAISER : Dancers play an important role in leading fellow students, as well as alumni, friends, family, and faculty by modeling sportsmanship in the stands, on the performance floor and during pre- and post-game activities. They understand the sports they are cheering for and genuinely support the teams. During games, dancers support the cheerleaders by participating in the cheers and chants, and lead fans by example in remaining positive and upbeat.

Camp Rules

Below, you will find the guidance that we believe is necessary for each identified group to follow in order to conduct a safe and enjoyable camp/clinic:

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Participant & Adult Release Form

Needed for most Overnight Camps, Home Camps, Day Camps and Clinics:
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Terms and Conditions

Camp & Clinic Terms and Conditions:
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College Camp Terms and Conditions:
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