NDA National

March 5-7, 2021

Registration is now OPEN!

2021 Championship Information

Championship Information

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

Save the Date
March 5-7, 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 March 5-7, 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 Registration Form:

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Rules, Divisions, and Scoring

Rules, Divisions, and Scoring:

Virtual Divisions at Nationals

2021 NDA Virtual Divisions:


  • $150 per dancer (includes 2 routines)
  • $25 for each additional routine

Performance Uploads:

  • Upload deadlines coming soon
  • 1st Performance Upload – Prelims
  • 2nd Performance Upload – Finals

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

NDA Judges Training Course

Want to gain a better understanding of NDA competition scoring? Sign up for our NDA Judges Training course where you can become educated on how our expertly trained judges score your routines at competition. Learn more about:

  • NDA’s scoring philosophy
  • Category definitions
  • Score sheet captions

Sign up anytime before December 31, 2020 to gain access to this recorded course for just $25 per participant!


Housing Information

2021 Housing Information:
Coming Soon

Music Guidelines

Music guidelines:

Digital Dance Critique

Digital Dance Critique Form:

Game Day

You learned it at camp and perfected it on the sidelines, now it’s time to showcase your school traditions and compete in the NDA Game Day division!

Your team will have the opportunity to take the floor for a total of 3 minutes to perform a Fight SongSpirit Raising Performance and Performance Routine. Scoring is focused on synchronization, execution of movement, overall impression, game day material, audience connection, crowd interaction and choreography.

  • The Fight Song section should contain skills and choreography that represents a traditional fight song teams perform at games and within the community.
  • The Spirit Raising section should have an emphasis on crowd appeal. These routines are intended for quick, spur of the moment Game Day situations such as down time in between plays or a pause in the game.
  • The Performance Routine section should showcase the team’s energy and connection to the crowd with a routine designed for entertainment in either Jazz, Pom, Hip Hop or Kick or any combination of these styles. This section is choreographed to a specific piece of music – band music or popular music is up to the team to choose.

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:
Fill Out Online Form

Judge's Bios

2021 NDA National Championship Judge’s Bios:
Coming Soon

Press Release

Tell your community about your trip to NDA Nationals. Fill out the Press Release below with your information and send to your local newspaper!

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame:

2020 Championship Information

2020 Results, Routine Videos, Articles and more!

2020 Championship Coverage – includes videos, results and more!

Photo Gallery