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About Universal Dance Association

Universal Dance Association was founded in 1980 as Universal Dance Camps. It was started as a need for educational training for what were then called “drill teams.” UDA actually started calling them “dance teams” to better promote the activity. Jeff Webb and Kris Shepherd started UDA to provide high quality educational training for college and high school dancers through summer camps and clinics on college campuses. From the beginning, UDA focused on the highest standards-the finest instructors, the best choreographers and the most exciting and innovative routines anywhere!

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How To: Competition Season

How To: Competition Season As the competition season approaches, teams are diving into longer practices and more intense training. This can be stressful at times but preparing to take the floor with your team is also exciting! Here are some tips to calm the nerves and get you pumped to take on competition season. Preparing […]

Oct. 15, 2019

College Dance Essentials – All You Need to Know About Dancing in College

Dear High School Dance Senior, As high school comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the future and check things off of your college-prep to-do list. That means submitting those college applications, writing those scholarship essays, and dreaming about your super cute future dorm room. And, if you’re anything like me, keeping […]

Oct. 8, 2019

Your Top 5 Tips to #GearUpForGameDay

The beginning of fall is often associated with school starting, leaves falling, and most importantly, football season! Dance teams play a crucial role in the game day atmosphere for fans and teams. When it comes to game day celebrations and traditions, it’s all about preparation. Here are some tips and tricks to help you and […]

Sep. 23, 2019

5 Ways to #TeamUp4StJude this September

Show your gold, for the fight against childhood cancer. Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer, and we need your help! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time to #ShowYourGold this football season by planning a pep rally, spirit week or […]

Sep. 12, 2019

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp

The Most Important Life Lessons I Learned at Cheer Camp by: Nicole Lauchaire, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Varsity Brands For many, the idea of summer camp conjures up images of canoes setting off on a placid lake, of tug-of-war and hiking and singing songs by a roaring fire pit. For me, camp was something […]

Aug. 20, 2019

Competition Registration Is Now Open!

Competition Registration Is Now Open!

You may still be in a summer daze but competition season is just around the corner. Registration is now open and it's time to set your sights on the best season yet!

Jul. 30, 2019