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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

EXCITING NEWS: Varsity TV To Stream 300+ Events In The 2021-2022 Season!

EXCITING NEWS: Varsity TV To Stream 300+ Events In The 2021-2022 Season!

2019 was a strong and successful season for cheerleaders, coaches, and fans everywhere, but the beginning of 2020 brought challenges to everyone. As a cheer community, we pushed through and overcame some of the hardest obstacles we have ever been faced with. Many were not able to finish out their season, let alone have a season. Well this year, we have something huge to look forward to!

Oct. 1, 2021

Watch The UCA & UDA Mississippi State College Camp Show!

Watch The UCA & UDA Mississippi State College Camp Show!

UCA & UDA college camps are underway this summer and the Varsity TV team visited Mississippi State University college camp in Starkville, Mississippi this past week! To recap all the great things that took place at UCA & UDA college camp at MSU, you can tune in to the College Demo & Camp Show on Varsity TV Saturday, July 24th at 9 AM CST.

Jul. 19, 2021

How To Prepare for UDA Camp this Summer!

Summer is in full swing and we are putting the #SpotlightOnSpirit at UDA Camp! Here are 4 ways you can prepare for UDA Camp this Summer: Set Team Goals UDA Camp is the perfect way to start your team’s season! Whether you are looking to learn performance ready routines, bond as a team, improve your […]

Jun. 29, 2021

Benefits of dance

Benefits of Dance

Being a dancer is so much more than standing on the sidelines, rooting on your team or performing on...

Jun. 24, 2021

It's 𝔾𝔸𝕄𝔼 𝔻𝔸𝕐 at SMU and UDA Gwinneth is showing us what it's all about! Follow along on our story today as we cheer on the Mustangs in their game against Tulane ❤️🏈
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Today is UNITY Day! Take a stand against bullying by wearing orange, sharing a photo that promotes kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Be sure to tag @VarsitySpirit and @udadance! Let's unite our peers together 🧡
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In October, we go 𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗞! Leave a "💕" in the comments if your team will be adding a touch of pink to the sidelines during October #LetsGoPink
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It’s game day for the University of Missouri 🏈 UDA Audrey is repping black & gold while she takes us through what game day looks like for her. Follow along 📲 and wish her good luck!
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Head over to our story to watch @millardwestdanceteam takeover at their game tonight! The Wildcats student section was awarded one of the loudest! Can you hear them?! 🏈💚✨
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It's homecoming & we're bleeding 𝓅𝓊𝓇𝓅𝓁𝑒 today for the University of St. Thomas 💜 @uda_tay_ is taking over our story to show us what game day looks like for them! Drop a 🏈 in the comments to wish them good luck!
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We are 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙙 up for football! Drop a 🏈 if you are excited about #FNL!
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Exciting news 🤩 2022 𝙉𝘿𝙏𝘾 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 is now available! Hit the link in our bio for all of the details & let us know if we will see you there!
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𝘿𝘼𝙏𝙀 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙉𝙂𝙀: UDA & UCA College Game Day Kick-Off has been moved to November 16th! Compete virtually to see how your spirit matches up against other collegiate teams from across the country 📣 Register before November 5th to snag your spot!
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We are officially 𝟙𝟘𝟘 𝕕𝕒𝕪𝕤 away from the 2022 UCA & UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship 🤩 Who's ready to create these 𝓂𝒶𝑔𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁 𝓂𝑒𝓂𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 in Orlando, FL with us? 🏰✨
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Last Call! 💃🏼📸 We are casting for Varsity All-Star Fashion 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹𝘀! Do you know a dancer that’s part of an all-star program or studio that would shine on set? Tag them to remind them that applications are due Oct. 8th! — link in bio for application #CastMeVarsity
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Get up, it’s game day for @carolinagirlsunc 🏈 UDA Riley is taking over our story today to give us the inside 👀 on what game day looks like for her! Drop a 💙 in the comments to cheer them on!
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Today marks 𝟝𝟘 𝕐𝔼𝔸ℝ𝕊 of Disney magic ✨🏰 We can't wait to see you in Orlando, Florida next year for #UDANationals! Comment below if we will see you there! #DisneyWorld50
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Relive your favorite moments from #UDANationals on ESPNU today starting at 1PM EST! Give your team and shout-out and let them know you are watching! 👀
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It’s game day for the @mainesouth_hawkettes ❤️🏈 Follow along on our story to see what #FNL looks like for them!
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Something 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗔𝗖𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗥 is right around the corner! Only 50 days until Varsity Spirit Spectacular — tag a friend you can't wait to make magical memories with. ❤️✨
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We are 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙎 excited for the Virtual Game Day Kick-Off! Show us your school spirit and compete against teams across the country! Registration is still open - snag your spot today! 📣
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Registration for the Virtual Game Day Kick-Off closes 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙎 𝙁𝙍𝙄𝘿𝘼𝙔 📣 Represent your school 𝓋𝒾𝓇𝓉𝓊𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 and showcase your skills! Hit the link in our bio to snag your spot!
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Happy 🅜🅐🅢🅒🅞🅣 🅜🅞🅝🅓🅐🅨, dancers! Raise your ✋ if you love your mascot!
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Get up, it's 𝙂𝘼𝙈𝙀 𝘿𝘼𝙔 🏈🤩 Which team are you rooting for today? Comment below!
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