April 6-10, 2022 | Daytona Beach, FL

2022 Championship Information

Championship Information

2022 NCA & NDA Collegiate National Championship
Bandshell and Ocean Center
Daytona Beach, FL

Save the Date
April 6-10, 2022


2022 NCA & NDA College Nationals Registration Form:
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2022 NCA & NDA College Nationals Rooming List Form:
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Spectator Packages

We are offering hotel rooms at several of our premier host hotels for spectators to reserve NOW for their trip to Daytona Beach, and each package includes VIP passes to all venues throughout the event. Rooms are very LIMITED at each hotel and available on a first come basis. Quality and affordable hotel rooms are very difficult to find during our event which is why we are now offering these limited spectator options for 2022. Review the packages and make reservations today!

Spectator Packages


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!
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2022 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.



How to Qualify

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.

All Qualification Videos (including Cheer and Dance teams, Partner Stunt, All Girl Group Stunt and Mascot) must be RECEIVED no later than January 21, 2022.

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.

Required Forms

2021 Required Forms:

Rules, Scoring & Divisions

2021 Rules, Scoring & Divisions:

Digital Dance Critique

Digital Dance Critique Form:

Submit Your Team Bio

We love to feature teams and athletes on social media and in videos. Please take a few minutes to let us know more about your team:
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Tickets will be general admission. The cost of admission is:

  • Prelims                                              $10.00
  • Finals                                                 $10.00
  • Stunt, Mascot & Hip Hop               $10.00

Online Tickets
Spectators are required to purchase their tickets online prior to arrival.  Once ticket is purchased, they will receive an email with a barcode which will be used on site to redeem their event wristband. Please note: tickets will not be sold in person, so please purchase prior to arrival! This event will be viewed on a rotational basis. Spectators will be allowed into the venue to view their team, then will exit immediately following the performance.

Press Release

Download the Press Releases below, fill them out with your team information, then send to your local newspaper!

Dance Only

Cheer & Dance

Past Championship Information

2021 COVID-19 Protocol

NCA & NDA College Nationals COVID-19 Protocol
Click the link below to review the COVID-19 Protocol for NCA & NDA College Nationals as well as review Varsity Spirit’s safety standards.
COVID-19 Protocol & Safety Standards

2021 Virtual Divisions

Our goal is that every program gets a chance to prove the work is worth this season. We are excited to announce our 2021 NDA Virtual Collegiate Divisions! These virtual divisions are only for teams who are unable to attend the live event in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Register for Virtual Divisions

General Information
Teams will be able to upload one prelims and one finals routine video to Varsity TV to be judged by NDA trained judges. ALL teams that submit a prelims video will advance to finals. Once prelim videos have been judged, teams will receive score sheets and rankings before filming their final routine videos. Routine videos will be available to watch on Varsity TV along with a virtual awards ceremony.

Filming Guidelines
Teams will receive a keyword and template prior to upload dates. These templates will need to be printed and filled out to hold up at the beginning of your routine video. Once keyword templates have been sent, teams may begin filming before the upload link is sent via email. There will be a different keyword and template for prelims and finals. Please refer to our Filming Guidelines for tips and more information.

Virtual Divisions
View NDA College Virtual Divisions


  • March 12: Registration deadline
  • March 15: Virtual waivers, eligibility rosters and payment deadline for virtual championship.
  • March 17: Filming Template for prelims video upload sent to registered teams
  • March 24: Prelims video upload
  • April 1: Final day to convert from in-person to virtual (only if registered for both); Prelims results posted and Scoresheets emailed; Filming Template for finals video upload sent to registered teams
  • April 7: Finals video upload
  • April 9: Prelims available to watch on Varsity TV
  • April 10: Finals available to watch on Varsity TV followed by Awards Presentation

We want you and your team compete confidently in our virtual championship. Please be sure to read our NCA & NDA Virtual College Nationals FAQ’s for helpful details and information. 

Teams competing in a virtual division will pay $100 per participant. There is no fee for coaches. 

Teams competing virtually are eligible to win:

  • 1stPlace Winners: 2021 Virtual Collegiate Champion Title, Trophy and Banner
  • 2nd– 5thPlace: Virtual Championship placement trophy
  • 6thPlace and Below: Virtual Championship certificate of participation

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