UDA Game Day

High School Game Day

UDA High School Game Day

UDA is thrilled to announce our new UDA GAME DAY CHAMPIONSHIP! This division was created as a way for teams to showcase and compete with elements they are doing at their schools and in their communities all season long. Watch the video to see the format.

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UDA Game Day

Perks of UDA Game Day:

  • Gives teams a 3rd performance opportunity.
  • Opportunity to compete with more dancers than other categories.
  • Ease of already having choreography – teams will showcase a fight song, spirit raising performance & performance routine.
  • Created as a way for teams to compete with elements they are doing at their schools and in their communities all season long.

Game Day at Regional Competitions

The format for Regionals 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 choregraphy 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 a second selection of band chant music. Music guidelines are available at varsity.com/music.

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 varsity.com/music.

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 seperation between elements. Teams are highly encouraged to show spirited interaction as a clear transition.

UDA Game Day Championship at NDTC

The format for NDTC will add a video element that allows the audience to see the team’s involvement in their school and community throughout their season. With all four elements combined, the Game Day performance cannot exceed a 4:00 time limit.

Spirit Video: This component will be sent in prior to the championship and will be played between the Spirit Raising Performance and the Performance Routine. The video has a time limit of 45 seconds and should showcase what your team is doing within the school and community throughout the season. There must be a total of five video clips with a minimum of two clips in the school and two clips in the community.

Qualification:

Teams must attend a UDA Overnight Summer Camp and receive a Home Routine trophy or a Superior Trophy to be eligible to participate in the 2020 UDA National Dance Team Championship.

NDTC Spirit Tape Deadline – January 7th, 2020

College Game Day

College Game Day Championship

The Game Day Championship showcases what showing your school spirit is all about – leading the crowd! Teams will be evaluated on their ability to lead the crowd, performing exciting routines, execution of skills, motion technique and overall routine.

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Game Day at Camp

UCA & UDA College Spirit Camps have a proven reputation of helping teams like yours develop all of the tools necessary for a successful season.  At UDA Camp you will learn a variety of routines for your sidelines, timeouts, halftimes and so much more.  In addition, teams will participate in technique classes, sideline class and Game Day Class.  Our instruction is team-based and has a positive class environment to help build your new spirit team.