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

Consistency Is Key With San Diego State University

Consistency Is Key With San Diego State University

The San Diego State University dance team is a veteran team at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, and they are back this year with routines that are more challenging than ever. 

Jan. 18, 2019

WATCH The 2019 UDA National Dance Team Championship!

WATCH The 2019 UDA National Dance Team Championship!

It’s that time of year again that dancers will be taking over Orlando, Florida for the 2019 UDA National Dance Team Championship! Last year was the 35th anniversary of the UDA NDTC and some amazing teams took the stage.

Jan. 17, 2019

The UDA College Game Day Championship Grows In 2019

The UDA College Game Day Championship Grows In 2019

College spirit teams across the nation are making their way to 2019 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship with excitement and intrigue of the newest part of the weekend, Game Day! 

Jan. 14, 2019