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See below for all 2022 National Dance Team Championship Information:

2021 - 2022 General Email Communication

Registration is OPEN! – Sent 10.26.21

NDTC Pricing Now Available – Sent to All Star qualified teams 10.11.21

NDTC Pricing Now Available – Sent 10.8.21

All Star Qualification Update – Sent 9.7.21

Hotel Travel Package / Pricing Information

2022 Hotel Travel Package Pricing 

The Moderate option for the travel package is at capacity.  At this time, the Value option is still available.

  • USA Cheer, the organization responsible for reviewing and updating cheerleading safety standards, has developed a comprehensive Dance Membership Program, which includes a background check, athlete protection training, acknowledgment of concussion training with return to participation guidance, and a member code of conduct. Beginning with the upcoming 2021-22 competition season, Varsity Spirit will require that all school dance coaches, choreographers and personnel wishing to access the warmup area, backstage, coaches’ box or music table at NDTC to have a USA Cheer Dance Membership. Proof of certification is required upon registering for the National Championship. For more information, click here.
  • USA Cheer Coach Verification Example 

Additional Walt Disney World Park Hoppers:

Available for family or friends not included in one of the travel packages. This includes up to five days admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex.  Tickets will be available for purchase through January 14, 2022.  Park Hopper tickets will not be sold at the event.

  • 2 day – $388
  • 3 day – $425
  • 4 day – $522
  • 5 day – $553

Package Upgrades:

You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your package for the rates below. This can be noted in the “ADD ON” step of the registration process.  Any extra tickets for family members must be purchased through the “Discounted Tickets” link on the main registration page.

For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages:  $97 (3 Day to 4 Day), $128 (3 Day to 5 Day)

For Commuters and 2 Night Packages: $37 (2 Day to 3 Day), $134 (2 Day to 4 Day), $165 (2 Day to 5 Day)

Additional Competition Pricing Information:

  • There is a $100 Crossover fee for those who are competing in the School and All Star Competition.
  • All Star registration fees cover two performances per athlete.  Any additional performance over 2 and up to 6 routines is $40 per performance.  
  • There is a $45 fee per athlete for dancers who want to compete in the World School Performance Cheer Championship
  • If you are doing Game Day as your third category, it is an additional $40 per athlete.

Additional Event tickets for purchase:

  • We are excited to bring back the Celebration party on Sunday, February 6 at Magic Kingdom! This ticket is included for those on our Hotel Travel package.  For those not on our travel package, you can purchase a ticket for $55 per person.  This ticket does not include transportation to the event.
  • Meal Vouchers can be purchased for $17 each.  These vouchers can be used at designated counter service meal options throughout the property. 2022 Disney Meal Vouchers
  • Party tickets and Meal Vouchers will need to be picked up during registration hours at the Championship Office in Orlando: Celebrity Hall, 1755 W Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830 (In between the Disney All Star Sports Resort and Music Resort in the back parking lot)

ESPN Wide World of Sports single-day tickets:

  • For those who would like to purchase tickets only for ESPN Wide World of Sports, they will be sold online starting in early January and will also be sold on-site.  These are $40 per day.  Entrance into the ESPN Wide World of Sports is included for those on the hotel travel package as well as anyone who purchased additional Walt Disney World Park Hopper tickets from Varsity.

Walt Disney World Park Reservation 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. If the first park you would like to attend reaches capacity, you can make a reservation for another park and then “hop” to your top choice after 2PM that day. Park availability is very limited and Varsity Spirit will not be able to assist with park reservations.

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.

Press Release Template

Congratulations on your bid to the 2022 National Dance Team Championship! We have developed Press Release Templates for you to promote your success this season to your local media market. These templates that you can personalize for your program by simply replacing the words in brackets with your own program’s name throughout. Once complete, you can send it to your local radio, TV, and newspapers. Including quality photos of your team in action will increase your chances of being published or contacted for additional information.

2022 NDTC Press Release

Airport Transportation Information

Transportation is not included in the hotel travel package to and from the airport. The Disney Magical Express is not in operation at the time. Transportation is provided from the hotel to the venue for those on the travel package.

Mears Connect

  • Standard Service is suggested.

Avis Budget

  • All Varsity Spirit customers with receive discounted rates (up to 25% off)
  • Book Now!

Uber

Travel Tips and Discounts

If you are flying to Orlando International Airport, we recommend you use ALTOUR to make your flight arrangements. If there are flight delays or weather cancellations on arrival or departure days, they will be able to accommodate you better with tickets purchased through ALTOUR. To purchase flights call 1-866-719-0379.

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

United Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Delta Airlines

  • When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select ‘Book Your Flight’ and enter your Meeting Code NMUZS.

American Airlines

  • 2021 Booking Instructions
  • CODE: A7822DE
  • The discount can be booked on-line at aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for AA.com loading.  Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the AA.com Promotion Code.  May not apply to some contracts.

Avis Car Rentals

  • All Varsity Spirit customers with receive discounted rates (up to 25% off)
  • Book Now!

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

Game Day at NDTC

For more information about Game Day, click HERE!

Pricing: 

$40 per person

Spirit Video: Teams competing in Game Day at NDTC will submit a video prior to the championship that will include footage of the dance team in school and in the community. There is a possible total of 15 total points to be earned and these will be played at the beginning of the team’s performance at NDTC. For more information on Spirit Videos, click HERE.

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

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 (Spirit Video will not count toward the overall time limit.)

NEW 2022 All Star Information

NEW IN 2022:

  • No qualification is necessary for All Star teams to compete at the 2022 National Dance Team Championship.
  • 2022 NDTC will be a two-time compete competition. This means that all performances will compete twice with Round 1 counting for 25% of the score and Round 2 counting for 75% of the total score.   The Junior, Senior and Open Divisions will compete on Friday and Saturday.  Tiny, Mini, and Youth teams will compete on Saturday and Sunday.   The exact venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports that we will be used for the competition will be determined at a later date.
  • The maximum number of performances per dancer is changed from 5 routines to 6 routines.
  • There is a $100 Crossover fee for those who are competing in the School and All Star Competition.
  • All Star registration fees cover two performances per athlete.  Any additional performance over 2 and up to 6 routines is $40 per performance.  
  • We will be awarding Dance Summit Paid and At Large bids as well as Dance Worlds Partial Paid and At Large bids

Learn more about the Varsity All Star Worlds Bid Scale.

End of Season Information:

  • The Dance Summit
  • The Dance Summit Bid Information – COMING SOON
  • The Dance Worlds Bid Declaration Information  – COMING SOON

HOW TO QUALIFY:

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 2022 National Dance Team Championship.