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Save the Date for the 2023 National Dance Team Championship:

February 3rd-5th, 2023

⭐ 2023 Email Communication

General

  • 2023 NDTC Pricing Information

⭐ 2023 Qualification Information

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.

⭐2023 Registration Information

Registration for the 2023 National Dance Team Championship will open in October 2022.

Event Registration Specialists

For more information about UDA Regional Competitions, CLICK HERE.

⭐ 2023 Package Pricing Information

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Championship Pricing Guide!

⭐Game Day and Game Day LIVE! at NDTC

NEW! Game Day Live:

  • A NEW division is available at NDTC in 2023! 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

    All elements of the Game Day Live routine will be done to music played by the band.

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

  • 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.

For more information about Game Day, click HERE!

⭐ 2023 All Star Information

All Star Divisions, Rules and Scoring

2023 Bid Information

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

2023 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

⭐NDTC Coaches Informational Meeting

Information COMING SOON!

⭐Walt Disney World Park Reservation Information

Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservations:

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.

⭐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.

Walt Disney World no longer operates the Disney Magic Express. Attendees will be responsible for their roundtrip transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the resorts.

  • MEARS Direct Connect Information – COMING SOON!

Airline and Rental Car Discounts: 

United Airlines

Delta Airlines

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

American Airlines

  • 2022-2023 Booking Instructions
  • 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

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

⭐Divisions, Rules and Scoring

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

⭐ Terms & Conditions/ Required Forms

NDTC Terms & Conditions – COMING SOON!

Adult Release Waiver – COMING SOON!

Minor Release Waiver – COMING SOON!