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2021 Championship Information

Championship Information

2021 NDA National Championship
The Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

Save the Date
April 17-18, 2021

COVID-19 Updates & FAQ's

At NDA and Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We have been diligently monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure you are updated as the situation evolves. Please check here for the latest on COVID-19 updates.


1. Are dates confirmed?
Yes, the dates for NDA Nationals are confirmed for April 17-18, 2021 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, FL.

2. What will COVID guidelines look like?
As the situation continues to evolve, it is difficult to say at this time what those guidelines will look like in early 2021. NDA and Varsity Spirit will follow the most current venue, local and state guidelines at the time of the event. Specific plans will be communicated to participants closer to the event date.

3. Will we have spectators in the venues?
NDA and Varsity Spirit will follow the most current venue, local and state guidelines as it relates to crowds and large gatherings. Specific plans and procedures will be finalized and communicated to participants closer to the event date.

4. In the event that the NDA National Championship is not able to be held, will we get refunds?
Yes, in the event that the NDA National Championship is canceled, teams will receive a full refund of their package fees from Varsity Spirit.

5. Are regional competitions happening? When will they be confirmed?
Yes, NDA regionals are being held and the dates and locations can be found here. NDA and Varsity Spirit will continue to monitor venue, local and state guidelines for each regional competition and will communicate those guidelines to participants prior to the event.


2021 In-Person Registration:
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2021 Virtual Registration:
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NDA Virtual National Championship

Steps to Complete your Virtual Nationals Registration

  1. VIRTUAL NATIONALS – Click this link to register your team TODAY!
  2. Letter from Administration – Submit a letter from your administration stating you are unable to travel to in person nationals this year. Please email this to Leslie Dyer at ldyer@varsity.com.
  3. Eligibility Roster – Please compete and email to Leslie Dyer at ldyer@varsity.com.
  4. Virtual Waivers – Parent/Guardians will need your team’s registration number and this link to complete a waiver for their dancer.
  5. Game Day Routine Outline & Team Performance Routine Outline – These forms will need to be turned in closer to the event, if you are competing in these divisions. Please email to Leslie Dyer at ldyer@varsity.com.

2021 NDA Virtual Divisions


  • Sent upon registration: NDA Filming Template
  • March 12: Registration Deadline
  • March 29-31: Preliminary Round Routine Upload
  • April 5: Finalist Announcement
  • April 12-14: Final Round Routine Upload
  • April 17-18: Preliminary and Finals on Varsity TV in conjunction with the live event

Filming Guidelines
Teams will receive a template upon registration. This template will need to be printed and filled out to hold up at the beginning of your routine video. Teams may start filming as soon as they receive the template. Please refer to our Filming Guidelines for tips and more information.

Teams competing in a virtual division will pay $150 per participant which includes two routines.  Additional routines are $30 per person.  There is no fee for coaches.

Teams competing virtually are eligible to win:

  • Champions: 2021 NDA Virtual National Champion Title, Trophy, Banner and Jackets for each performer on the floor
  • Finalist: Championship placement trophy
  • All Teams: NDA Virtual National Championship Certificate

General Information

  • All submitted videos will be scored by NDA Nationals Judges
  • Routines can be watched on-demand on Varsity TV
  • Champions are eligible for all awards & prizes and will be announced during the NDA National Championship

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring:

Music Guidelines

Music guidelines:

Housing Information

2021 Housing Information:
Coming Soon

Judge's Bios

2021 NDA National Championship Judge’s Bios:
Coming Soon

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Digital Dance Critique

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Press Release

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Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame:

2020 Championship Information

2020 Results, Routine Videos, Articles and more!

2020 Championship Coverage – includes videos, results and more!

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