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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

Virtual Fashion Show

Virtual Fashion Show

LIGHTS. CAMERA. FASHION! Calling all school cheerleaders and dancers! Ever dreamed of being in the Varsity Spirit Fashion Show? Here’s your chance! Deadline to submit your video is October 23, 2020. What we need from you: Grab your fave uniform, campwear, warmup or game day look, and video your best strut down the virtual catwalk. […]

Oct. 18, 2020

Game Day Fuel: Foods that Keep You Energized 

Game Day Fuel: Foods that Keep you Energized By: Megan Broomfield There’s certainly nothing more exciting than game day! From the electric energy coming from the crowd to the action on the field, game day is certainly a high-energy filled event. In order to keep you at the top of your game and support your […]

Oct. 10, 2020

Spirit Raising: Pep Rallies!

Pep Rally Traditions By: Brooklynn Wattenbarger Everyone loves a good pep rally. The best ones, however, get EVERYONE involved in the school spirit. The students, spirit squads, and teachers. The best way to do so is to create traditions that are special to your school, so the whole community can take pride in the school […]

Oct. 4, 2020

Your Inside Look: University of Central Oklahoma Dance Team

Your Inside Look: University of Central Oklahoma Dance Team Have you ever wondered what it is like to be on a college dance team? Here is an inside look at the University of Central Oklahoma Dance Team! UCO pom has 23 members for the 2020-2021 season. We cheer at football and basketball games, attend fundraisers […]

Sep. 24, 2020

#ShowYourGold for St. Jude

Did you know it costs more than $1 billion to operate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, and almost all of that funding comes from donations? St. Jude treats thousands of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases each year, and it’s made possible by teamwork.  When we say teamwork, we mean it. There are hundreds of organizations and people who come together to raise money every single day to […]

Sep. 2, 2020