NCA & NDA
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Nationals

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April 5-9, 2023 | Daytona Beach, FL

Championship Information

Dates & Location

2023 NCA & NDA Collegiate National Championship

April 5-9, 2023

Daytona Beach, FL

Registration

2023 NCA & NDA College Nationals Registration Form:
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How to Qualify

(1) CAMP QUALIFICATION
Squads may qualify for the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship at NCA & NDA Collegiate Resident Camps, Day Camps or Elite Home Camps. NCA & NDA will award Bids to Nationals based on the team’s successful completion of specific requirements in the areas of participation, conduct, and camp achievements. Teams must have a minimum of eight (8) participating team members attending the same NCA & NDA Collegiate Summer Camp to be considered for a Bid.

(2) VIDEO QUALIFICATION
All Qualification Videos (including Cheer and Dance teams, Partner Stunt, All Girl Group Stunt and Mascot) must be RECEIVED no later than TBD.

Submit Video Qualification

Team Performance Video Requirements:

  • Teams competing in the Team Performance Division must submit one video that includes a 30 second Hip Hop routine, a 30 second Jazz routine, a 30 second Pom routine as well as 30 seconds of technical skills (this may be numerous across the floor patterns or a choreographed piece).
  • Only the technical skills segment may contain numerous edits.
  • Split screens are not allowed.
  • The speed of the performance may not be altered on the video.
  • All team members do not need to be in each segment; however, at least seven (7) members must appear in the pom, jazz, and hip-hop segments of the video.
  • All members on the video must be official, eligible team members at time of filming.
  • Videos submitted must be of current year; footage from previous years is prohibited.
  • Teams that qualify for Team Performance will automatically be qualified for the Jazz, Pom, and/ or Hip-Hop Division.
  • Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities.
  • A separate video must be sent for this purpose no later than (2) weeks prior to competition.

Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop Video Requirements:

  • Teams competing in the Jazz, Pom and/or Hip-Hop Division must submit, on video, a performance routine of any style, one minute and forty-five seconds (1:45) minimum in length (no editing or split screens).
  • The style exhibited on the video is not required to match the division(s) in which the team registers.
  • Teams that qualify with a Jazz, Pom or Hip-Hop video are qualified to compete in those divisions ONLY.
  • Teams that qualify with a Jazz, Pom or Hip-Hop video do NOT automatically qualify for the Team Performance Division.
  • The speed of the routine may not be altered through video editing.
  • The team must be represented by AT LEAST seven (7) members.
  • All members on the video must be official, eligible team members at time of taping.
  • Videos submitted must be of current year; footage from previous years is prohibited.
  • Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities.
  • A separate video must be sent for this purpose no later than two (2) weeks prior to competition.

2023 College Nationals Camp Qualifier Benefits & Paid Bid Process

Camp is a great way to start preparing your team for the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship. Find out how camp can be your first step towards a championship and benefits for your team.

  • Get the inside scoop on Nationals from NCA & NDA’s College Program Directors
  • Get a complete breakdown of the Bid Process, rule changes and scoring. Learn how to earn a Paid Bid and compete at Nationals and save thousands.
  • No video entry necessary for nationals.
  • Easier to plan your trip and to register early for nationals.
  • More time to prepare and fundraise.
  • Receive a price discount ($160 per person) over the video qualifier rate to attend Nationals, Resident packages ONLY. Discount applies only to the number of people attending camp.
    • TIER 1 – Silver and Gold Paid Bid winners in order of registrations and deposits received prior to the video entry deadline.
    • TIER 2 – Bronze Paid Bid winners in order of registrations and deposits received by the video entry deadline date.
    • TIER 3 – Video qualifiers in order of registrations and deposits received.
  • Hotel Priority – NCA & NDA room blocks in Daytona are limited, and teams are placed in hotels by the tiers above. Once hotel rooms are filled, teams are turned over to the housing company to book their own accommodations.
  • Performance Order Placement – Day 1 performance order is sorted first by tier and then by REGISTRATION DATE. Teams with the highest tier and earliest registration go later in their divisions on Day 1.
  • Arrival Day Practice Time Sign Up – There are limited practice spots in the event practice rooms for the arrival day, and the ability to sign up for these times will be done in the tiers above.
  • Priority Check-in and Registration at Nationals.

BID DISTRIBUTION PROCESS

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Rules, Scoring & Divisions

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Required Forms

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Tickets

Tickets will be general admission. The cost of admission is:

  • $25 for one day (Thursday and Friday)
  • $10 Saturday only
  • $50 for the weekend

Note: Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat in the venue once the venue reaches capacity!

Spectator Packages

2023 Spectator Packages:
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Communication

The NCA & NDA Collegiate National Championship BAND group will be used to communicate important and immediate information, leading up to and throughout the competition. To stay in the know, we highly recommend that you join this group and turn on notifications!

Judge's Bios

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Digital Dance Critique

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