UCA & UDA College
Cheerleading & Dance
Team National Championship

April 27-28, 2021

About #UCAnationals

The UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship is the most prestigious college cheerleading championship in the country. The 2021 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship has been rescheduled to April 27-28, 2021 (Tuesday-Wednesday, two-day format) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

2021 Championship Information

  • View the Championship Pricing here.
    • Registration will open on January 20th and deposits will be due upon registration. Final payments will be due March 22, 2021.
  • View the tentative Championship Block Schedule here.
  • Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the Championship Experience Updates.
  • For those that are unable to travel because of your state / local guidelines or administration, see the Virtual Competition dropdown below.

2021 Championship Information

Championship Email Communication

Pricing & Experience Updates – Sent to all UCA & UDA College Coaches on 1/8/21

New 2021 Dates & Important Information – Sent to all UCA & UDA College Coaches on 10/27/20

Virtual Competition Information

We are excited to be able to offer Virtual Divisions at the 2021 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship for those teams who are unable to join us in Orlando.

We know that there are a variety of situations for teams and want to be able to accommodate as many of them as we can. Teams wishing to compete in the UCA/UDA College Virtual National Championship Divisions must have pre-approval to participate and be eligible to compete. All teams must submit a letter on university/school letterhead from your administrator why you are unable to attend the championship in person. Please submit all letters to College@varsity.com.


All divisions will be guaranteed a Semi-Final and Final round of the competition.  50% of the actual number of teams competing will advance from Semi-Finals to Finals.  Once the finalists are announced, score sheets and rankings will be emailed out.  Teams who advance to Finals will have the option to record a new routine and upload, or they can upload the same video they used for Semi-Finals.  If teams choose to record again, the coach will again need to use the college template in the new recording as well.


We’ve created a step-by-step PDF guide, HERE with filming requirements and tips. All teams must submit an official team roster along with release waivers for each athlete competing prior to receiving the college template for the video. The coach will be required to hold up the college template at the beginning of their routine to verify the Team Name, Divisions, Athletes and Date Filmed. The routine can be recorded any time after you receive the college template.  You do not have to have a keyword for your video.


We will provide a timeline soon with the Semi-Final and Final upload dates as well as the full timeline for the Virtual Divisions during UCA/UDA College Nationals.


The Virtual Competition will be $100 per person. For those teams participating in both the performance divisions and Virtual Game Day Competition, it will be an additional $30 per participant.

Bid Information

For the 2021 Championship ONLY, we will not require teams to attend a 2020 UCA or UDA College Spirit Camp of any kind in order to validate their bid that they received from their 2020 placement. This applies to Tier 1, 2 and 3 bids.

Crowd Tape Update

  • Crowd Tapes will not be required for Cheer teams, everyone will be given the points for 2021 Championship ONLY.
  • Mascots will be asked to submit a modified entry tape because their videos determine who is invited to compete at the championship. More information coming soon.

Rules, Divisions and Scoring

For Rules, Divisions and Scoring information – click here.

Disney Travel Tips

Click here to watch the Disney Travel Tips! See you next year in Orlando!

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