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2022 Championship Information

Championship Information

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

Save the Date
March 4-6, 2022

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 – Video Qualification Form Coming Soon!
  • 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 8, 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 Championship Tickets:
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Judge's Bios

2022 NDA National Championship Judge’s Bios:
Coming Soon

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring:

Music Guidelines

Music guidelines:

Digital Dance Critique

Digital Dance Critique Form:

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Press Release

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Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame:

Past Championship Information

Results, Routine Videos and Articles

2021 COVID-19 Updates & FAQs

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.

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