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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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UDA News

Weekend Watch Guide: Dec. 7-8

Weekend Watch Guide: Dec. 7-8

This weekend, Varsity TV will be bringing you LIVE coverage from not one, not two, not three, but FOUR action-packed events! School and all star cheer and dance teams are taking the stage this weekend at the UCA Dixie Championship, the WSF All Star Cheer And Dance Championship, America's Best National Championship and the UCA Smoky Mountain Championship. Don't miss the excitement! 

Dec. 2, 2019

Staying Warm and Stylish on the Sidelines

Football season is going strong and fall is in full swing, but temperatures are dropping quickly and winter is on its way! Keeping warm is so important as an athlete in order to prevent injury, illness, and perform at your best. No need to freeze on those sidelines! I’ve got some tips to transform your […]

Nov. 21, 2019

Team Spotlight: Hofstra University Dance Team

About the Team: Hofstra University Dance Team is a program like no other! Being ranked 7x national champions and World Champions takes more than just dedication and hard work. Hofstra University Dance Team is composed of individuals that eat, sleep, and breath dance team. Being a part of this team requires being fully committed to […]

Oct. 29, 2019

The Staff Scoop – How to Become A UDA Staffer

To say the least, being a UDA staffer is the BEST job ever! From traveling across the country teaching dance camps, working dance competitions, and doing other events, this job is truly remarkable. Thankfully, applying for this amazing job is extremely easy! The first step in applying for this position is to text “UDASTAFF” to […]

Oct. 22, 2019

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

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