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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

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

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

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