2022 Championship Information

Championship Information

2022 NDA National Championship
The Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

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March 4-6, 2022

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NEW! Dance Membership Requirement

USA Cheer, the organization responsible for reviewing and updating cheerleading safety standards, has developed a comprehensive Dance Membership Program, which includes a background check, athlete protection training, acknowledgement of concussion training with return to participation guidance, and a member code of conduct. We realize this falls under the USA Cheer family; however, we know how important and pertinent this information is for dance coaches. Because of this, we will be working with USA Cheer for dance coaches to complete this course. 

Beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 competition season, Varsity Spirit will require that all school dance coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage, coaches’ box or music table at our competitions have a USA Cheer Dance Membership.  

Varsity Spirit will cover the $33 membership fee for the 2021-22 season. You must complete your membership requirements before your first competition. December 1 is the last day to complete the requirements to receive this membership free of charge for the upcoming season. Please note that the background check will take 2-10 days to be processed and returned. 

When checking in at Varsity Spirit competitions, you will now simply provide proof of membership for each person from your organization who wishes to go into the warmup area, backstage or coaches’ box. Upon proof of membership, each coach will receive a wristband that will allow them access.

The Dance Membership is available on the USA Cheer website. Once your membership is complete, you can print your membership card, or save and display it on your mobile device at event registration along with your photo ID. This season’s membership will be active until May 31, 2022. 

CLICK HERE to learn more and complete the steps required before your first competition. Use code VADA21 to receive your free Dance Membership by December 1, 2021.

How to Qualify

Teams can qualify for nationals by participating in the Home Routine and/or Team Dance Evaluation (taught at camp) at a 2021 NDA Camp. Click here to start your journey to nationals at an NDA Camp or contact your State Director to set up a Home Camp.

Attending an NDA Summer Camp allows you to receive special benefits at the NDA National Championship! These include:

  • Discounted nationals pricing
  • Priority Hotel Placement including newly renovated rooms in the Caribe Royale! * Hotel placement is based on date championship registration is received. Check the registration packet for required priority hotel placement date
  • Priority arrival day practice scheduling

NEW! In order to qualify by video for the 2022 NDA National Championship, teams will need to pay a $250 fee along with the video qualification form. Payment must be submitted prior to sending in your video.

Video Requirements:

  • A video entry form should accompany each video entry.
  • Videos may not exceed 10MB and should be in either Windows Media Player or Quicktime formats. Alternatively, videos may be submitted via YouTube, DropBox, Fileshare, Hightail, etc.
  • Teams should perform a routine displaying their best performance ability.
  • Any of the following categories may be used: Pom/Hip Hop/Kick/Jazz/Team Performance.
  • The routine must adhere to the NDA Rules.
  • Each team will be judged by the same criteria as those teams that competed in the Home Routine Evaluation at Summer Camp.

Video Submission:

  • Videos submitted for qualification will not be viewed for legalities. A separate video must be sent for this purpose, at least three (3) weeks prior to competition.
  • Videos must be postmarked no later than January 23, 2022.

Teams may qualify for the 2022 NDA National Championship at an NDA Championship by January 23, 2022, by placing in the top three in their division or scoring a 7.0 or above. Note: No prior qualification is required to compete in NDA Classic and Regional Championships. Click here to learn more about NDA Competitions!


2022 Registration Form:
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Rules, Divisions, and Scoring

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Judge's Bios

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Digital Dance Critique

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NFHS Endorsement

NFHS endorses and supports the NDA High School National Championship! This endorsement is exclusive in the cheerleading and dance team categories and will include actively encouraging states, through reasonable methods, to allow their member schools to participate in the NDA High School National Championship.

Go Be Great Award

Nominate for the “Go Be Great Award”
At certain NDA competitions, we have a tradition of awarding the Go Be Great Award.  The Go Be Great Award is presented to a coach, team, or program who goes above and beyond to make the world a better place, outside of cheerleading and dance. Nominate for your upcoming NDA National Championship by completing the form below!

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