Important: Please read through all dropdowns before clicking on  the link to register. When registering, by accepting the “Terms and Conditions” for the event, you are agreeing to adhere to the competition rules. Please see the “Championship Forms” tab to view a copy of the rules.

Registration Information

📝 Required Championship Forms

Championship Forms: All physical forms must be brought to the registration desk in Orlando when you arrive at the championship.

Required physical forms:

Please read the below terms and conditions, you will have to agree to these terms during the registration process.  By accepting these terms, you are agreeing to the Competition Rules and Regulations:

📘 USA Dance Coach Membership Requirements

Important Reminder: Anyone associated with a team (coach, choreographer, support personnel, etc.) wishing to obtain access to the warmup area, backstage area or coaches box must show proof of USA Dance Membership at event check in.

  • To complete the USA Cheer Membership please CLICK HERE.

💲 Event Package and Pricing Information

2024 Championship Pricing Guide 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Teams staying on the Hotel Travel Package will have first choice of Open Practice times at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Wednesday or Thursday. Transportation to/from Open practice will be provided for teams who have the majority of their team staying on the hotel travel package.

Teams who are on the commuter package will be able to select open practice times after those on the hotel travel package and must provide their own transportation to/from ESPN Wide World of Sports.   All open practice times are first come, first served and not guaranteed.

Park Hopper Ticket Upgrade Pricing

  • 2-Day to 3-Day: $47
  • 2-Day to 4-Day: $153
  • 2-Day to 5-Day: $188
  • 3-Day to 4-Day: $106
  • 3-Day to 5-Day: $141

Additional Event Purchases:

  • Celebration Party                    $55
  • Meal Vouchers                        $19

** Celebration Party tickets and Meal Vouchers will need to be picked up during registration hours in Orlando. Park Hopper Tickets will be sent via email **

🏰 Walt Disney World® Park Reservations

Walt Disney World requires “Park Reservations” made in advance to attend the theme parks.  We strongly recommend that all friends and family (spectators) register on a separate invoice from the team.

  • Anyone included on your invoice will be part of your “ticket order, Ticket orders will be placed when your invoice is paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket confirmation number for each person. Tickets will start going out mid-November 2023.  All payments made if full after this date will require 7-10 business days to receive.
  • Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket confirmation email.

No Changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.  Any upgrades must be requested before paying your invoice in full. Each person is assigned a ticket number, please make sure they are distributed accordingly.

Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN PURCHASING THEME PARK TICKETS: The reselling or the transferring of theme park tickets in the state of Florida is a crime as described under Florida state laws; Florida Statutes s. 817.361 and Florida Statutes s. 817.36

🦺 Safety Champions

Each team will need to designate one person (other than the head coach) to be your Safety Champion. This person will need to be confirmed upon registration, over 18 years of age and willing to participate in additional safety training prior to Championship.

  • Each team/squad needs a separate Safety Champion (ex: If you bring a JV and Varsity squad, you need two different individuals.)

Need Help Registering?

📝 Event Registration Specialist

Event Registration Specialists (by school name):

Divisions & Scoring Information

❔ How to Qualify for NDTC

To attend the National Dance Team Championship, teams must first qualify by receiving one of the following:

  • All Superior trophy winners at UDA camp with 5 or more members*+
  • All Home Routine trophy winners at UDA Overnight camp with 5 or more members
  • Teams attending any Varsity branded camp with 5 or more members can also qualify for Nationals at a UDA regional competition*
* Teams must attend an overnight camp, day camp, or home camp that is at least 2 days in length to be eligible
+ Teams will continue to qualify for a Superior trophy at overnight and day camps by athletes being evaluated in all routine evaluations. To qualify for a Superior trophy at home camps each athlete must be evaluated on a minimum of 2 camp routines.
All Star teams DO NOT have to qualify for the 2024 National Dance Team Championship.

⭐ All Star Program Information

All Star Divisions, Rules and Scoring

2024 Bid Information

  • Dance Summit – more information COMING SOON!
  • The Dance Worlds – more information COMING SOON!

2024 Competition Format

  • Two-Compete Style
    • All Star Teams will compete twice in their divisions during the championship weekend.
    • Friday-Saturday: Junior, Senior and Open Divisions
    • Saturday-Sunday: Tiny, Mini, Youth

🩰 Divisions, Rules & Scoring

CLICK HERE for more information on Divisions, Rules and Scoring.

🌎 World School Performance Cheerleading Championships

General Rules and Information

  1. The World School & Performance Cheerleading Championships (WSPC) is held in conjunction with the National Dance Team Championship (NDTC). All U.S. teams must follow all Rules and Regulations of the NDTC.
  2. The top ten placing team from the 2023 NDTC  in the Jazz, Pom, Hip Hop or High Kick divisions are eligible to compete in the divisions offered. All Star teams are eligible to compete regardless of attendance or placement in the 2023 NDTC.
  3. If you are eligible to compete at the 2024 WSPC, you are able to enter into any dance category. Example: if you were a Jazz finalist in 2023 at NDTC, you can also enter into Hip Hop when registering for the 2024 WSPC.
  4. Due to the size of the NDTC – Intermediate divisions and Game Day divisions will not be offered in the WSPC. Novice and Prep will not be offered for All Star teams. The NDTC will attempt to ensure teams will not have overlapping performance / warmup with WSPC.  However, The NDTC cannot guarantee that a performance overlap will not occur during the final schedule.
  5. Teams must be registered participants of the National Dance Team Championship to be eligible.

Schedule of Events

  1. Friday – NDTC Preliminary and Semi-Final rounds of competitions, visit parks.
  2. Saturday – NDTC Semi-Final and select Final rounds of competition, visit parks.
  3. Sunday – NDTC select Semi-Final and Final rounds of competition along with the World School & Performance Cheerleading Championships (WSPC) Final competition.


  1. Teams will be awarded placement trophies.
  2. Jackets will be awarded to Champions based on the number of athletes on the floor plus two coaches.
  3. Nation’s rankings will be awarded to the top countries competing across all divisions.

Divisions Offered

All Star Divisions (All styles offered) Prep and Novice not offered

  • Tiny (Hip Hop, Kick, Jazz, Pom)
  • Mini
  • Youth
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Open

 School Divisions (Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Kick)

  • Primary School (International Teams Only)
  • Junior High
  • Junior Varsity
  • Varsity*

*Varsity divisions will split if there are more than 10 teams in a category

🌎Bid Information

Dance Worlds: 3 Partial Paid & 6 At-Large Bids

Dance Worlds Bid Declaration

The Dance Summit: 2 Paid Bids & 10 At-Large Bids

🎺 Game Day and Game Day Live

Game Day Live:

  • Game Day Live allows your dancers to collaborate with the band, creating an electrifying Game Day Championship.Game Day Live Includes:
    • Band Performance
    • Dance Team Entrance
    • Fight Song
    • Spirit Raising
    • Performance Routine

For performance details, click here.

Traditional Game Day:

The format for Game Day is inspired by what teams do at home throughout their season. With all three elements combined, the Game Day performance cannot exceed a 3:30 time limit.

  • Fight Song: The first element should reflect your school’s traditional Fight Song. The skills and choreography should represent the traditional Fight Song that your team performs at games and community events. Teams can choose to incorporate crowd effective skills to enhance the overall effect. For teams that do not have an official Fight Song, it is recommended to use the second selection of band chant music. Music guidelines are available at
  • Spirit Raising Performance: This element will follow the Fight Song. There will NOT be a cue given by the announcer. Teams will choose to perform ONE of the following elements; Sideline Routine, Stand Routine, or Drum Cadence. Squads should focus on crowd appeal, and choreography/skills need to be relevant to a game-day environment. These can be performed to band music or a piece of popular music. Music guidelines are available at
  • Performance Routine: The final element is a 1:00 routine that can be in any of the following styles: Pom, Jazz, Kick, or Hip Hop. There will NOT be a cue given by the announcer. These routines should be designed for crowd entertainment and would be something your team would perform during a timeout or halftime. This is the best time showcase your team’s energy and connection to the crowd.
  • Teams must show a clear separation between elements. Teams are highly encouraged to show spirited interaction as a clear transition.
  • Spirit Videos are no longer a required element for the Game Day divisions at the 2024 National Dance Team Championship.

For more information about Game Day, click HERE!

For School Competition Rules, click HERE!

Pep Band Battle

  • Performance Regulations
  • Pep Band Battle is an optional additional performance opportunity for pep bands that participate in the Game Day Live divisions of the National Dance Team Championship (NDTC). Participating pep bands and drumlines will engage in a bracket-style performance, competing for crowd engagement against other Game Day Live pep bands. The purpose of this performance is to provide participating bands with another performance opportunity, engage with their peers in a fun and crowd-driven environment, and showcase the spirit raising abilities of bands to their audiences and administrations.

General Information

🏰 Walt Disney World Park Information

To help manage park capacity, the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced the Disney Park Pass service, a new Theme Park reservation system. In order to make your Theme Park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid Theme Park admission linked to it.  Once you are paid in full, approximately 7-10 business days later, Varsity Spirit will send you a ticket confirmation order number. Then, simply create a My Disney Experience account and select the dates and Theme Parks you wish to visit. To enter a Theme Park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required. Please note that reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed. Park availability is very limited and Varsity Spirit will not be able to assist with park reservations.

Starting in 2024: visitors to Walt Disney World will be able to “hop” from park to park with no time restrictions. On Jan. 9, 2024, all-day park hopping access will return allowing any guest with a valid park hopper ticket to freely visit any of its four theme parks at any time during normal operation hours.  Guests must still have a theme park reservation for the first park they want to visit. Once you visit that park, you can hop, anytime during the day to another park without a park reservation.

IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN PURCHASING THEME PARK TICKETS: The reselling or the transferring of theme park tickets in the state of Florida is a crime as described under Florida state laws; Florida Statutes s. 817.361 and Florida Statutes s. 817.36

Park Reservation How-To Resources:

Please note: There is a 25 person/ticket maximum on managing/linking per unique My Disney Experience account. And in the PDFs above, MDX is an abbreviation for My Disney Experience.

🛬 Travel Tips & Discounts

CLICK HERE for full list of travel discounts for Varsity Spirit attendees!

Travel Tips – Be prepared for your trip to the magical Walt Disney World Resort: