UDA NDTC | February 4-6th, 2022 at the Walt Disney World Resort

Showcase your skills and compete against the best of the best at the 2022 National Dance Team Championship.

Watch on Varsity TV!

Watch on Varsity TV!

2021 Championship Information

2021 NDTC Email Communication

Virtual Competition Information

We are excited to be able to offer Virtual Divisions at the 2021 National Dance Team Championships for those teams who are unable to join us in Orlando.

Virtual Nationals Information

Virtual Team List

We know that there are a variety of situations for teams and want to be able to accommodate as many of them as we can.   Teams wishing to compete in the NDTC  Virtual National Championship Divisions must have pre-approval to participate and be eligible to compete.  All Teams must submit a letter on school letterhead from your school administrator for approval.  Please include in the letter your school name, city, state, camp where qualified, coaches name,  and why you are unable to attend the NDTC  in person.  Please submit all letters to NDTC@varsity.com.

VIRTUAL TIMELINE

  • The Semi-Final upload information will be sent to you on April 5th. Videos must be submitted by midnight EST on April 7th.
  • Deduction sheets will be sent to all teams on April 10th, beginning at noon EST and teams will have until 3pm EST to review.  Deduction questions can be emailed to NDTC@varsity.com until 3pm EST.
  • On April 12th, all videos and Semi-Final rankings will be available to watch on Varsity TV at 9am EST. Score Sheets and Rankings will be sent on April 12th at noon EST and posted on Varsity TV at 1 pm EST.
  • The Final upload information will be sent to you on April 13th. Videos must be submitted by midnight EST on April 15th. You will have the option to upload the same video you used for Semis, or upload a new video for Finals, but all teams MUST upload a video to be judged for Finals.
  • Finals videos will be part of the in-person live stream competition on April 22nd and play throughout the day. We will send a detailed order of competition with times to you closer to the event. Awards will also be streamed throughout the day on the 22nd.
  • Final score sheets will be emailed to coaches and all teams will be mailed their awards after the event. Click here for the Final Awards schedule.

Fifty percent of your team’s score from Semi-Finals and fifty percent of your team’s score from Finals will be combined to determine the final overall ranking in each division. The Semi-Finals order of competition was randomly drawn in our office for judging. For Finals, we will be doing a live draw that will be posted in the Coaches BAND on April 12th at 3PM CST.

Virtual Divisions (Virtual Divisions are for School teams only. There will not be All-Star Virtual Divisions.)

All Divisions will be guaranteed a Semi-Final and Final round of competition.  50% of the actual number of teams competing will advance from Semi-Finals to Finals.  Once the finalist are announced, score sheets and rankings will be emailed out.  Teams who advance to Finals, will have the option to record a new routine and upload, or they can upload the same video they used for Semi-Finals.  If teams choose to record again, the coach will again need to use the NDTC template in the new recording as well. Teams competing in the Virtual Divisions must follow all of the same rules as the in person event.  To see all of the rules for NDTC, please click HERE.

Filming, Template & Roster Information

We’ve created a step-by-step PDF guide, HERE with filming requirements and tips.

All teams must submit an official team roster along with release waivers for each athlete competing prior to receiving the NDTC template for the video. The coach will be required to hold up the NDTC template at the beginning of their routine to verify the Team Name, Divisions, Athletes and Date Filmed. The routine can be recorded any time after you receive the NDTC template.  You do not have to have a keyword for your video.

Join the BAND!

Join these BAND groups to stay up to date with the latest information. Ask questions, interact with other teams and coaches, and have FUN!

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Championship Experience Updates

At UDA, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends remain our top priority. We are diligently monitoring official information from health
authorities and local governments as well as working with our contacts at the Walt Disney World Resort daily on what the championship will be like this year. Below are several of the experience updates you can expect to see. (Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change.)

  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place and enforced.
  • Increased sanitization measures throughout venues, including enhanced cleaning protocols, hand sanitization stations and more frequent cleaning of performance surfaces.
  • Face coverings will be required for everyone, except for athletes when on the practice and performance floors. Adults and children two and older will be required to wear masks.
  • All attendees (including coaches, athletes, spectators, and Varsity Spirit staff) will be asked to monitor their own health prior to attending an event and follow the CDC guidelines for protecting themselves and others. We strongly suggest you get tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling to Florida.
  • Experiences will be modified in order to reduce contact whenever possible. This will include check-in, orientation, transportation, modified housekeeping at the resorts, cashless transactions whenever possible, etc.
  • All participants, coaches and spectators will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entering the venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • The Walt Disney World Resort is operating at a limited capacity and theme park reservations will be required. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same day are required. Stay tuned for more information on how you can receive your Park Ticket Numbers in advance in order to book your park reservations early.
  • For more information about experience updates at the Walt Disney World Resort – please click here.

Please know that together, with the Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve made many updates to the championship experience based on the guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Before you register, it is imperative that you read everything carefully and make sure you share this information with your athletes and parents. Please know that this is a fluid situation and subject to change. Click here to read the  Championship Experience Updates.

UEP Photography

UEP Photography

Due to health and safety protocols, there will not be team photos or any on-site photo booths at this event. Have no fear – Universal Event Photography still has your team covered! UEP is offering contactless pre-orders for their very popular action photo digital files package. Get all of the action photos from your routine for one price and share them with your team! Your order will be delivered via email link after the event. Bring home the best action photos of your team’s performance with the quality you can trust, only with UEP!

 

To action photos from the 2021 National Dance Team Championship, click HERE!

How to Qualify for NDTC

2021 NDTC Qualifications

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

School

  • Receiving a home routine trophy at UDA Camp with 7 or more dancers in attendance
  • Receiving a Superior Trophy at UDA Camp with 7 or more dancers in attendance
  • Receiving a trophy at a UDA Fall Competitions if the team attended a camp with 7 or more participants

All Star

  • Receiving a home routine trophy at UDA Camp
  • Receiving a Superior Trophy at UDA Camp
  • Receiving a trophy at a UDA Fall Competition
  • Submitting a video for qualification

Varsity TV Coverage At NDTC

Varsity TV is proud to bring you complete LIVE and on-demand coverage of the 2021 UDA National Dance Team Championship! Enjoy competition routine videos, complete results, exclusive team features, and so much more. Join Varsity TV now for unlimited access.

Game Day at NDTC

For more information about Game Day, click HERE! Due to COVID-19, Spirit Videos will NOT be required at the 2021 National Dance Team Championship.

Pricing: 

$40 per person

Qualification:

  • Receiving a home routine trophy at UDA Camp with 7 or more dancers in attendance
  • Receiving a Superior Trophy at UDA Camp with 7 or more dancers in attendance
  • Receiving a trophy at a UDA Fall Competitions if the team attended a camp with 7 or more participants

All Star at NDTC

Junior, Senior and Open Divisions will compete on Thursday, April 22nd and Tiny, Mini and Youth teams will compete on Friday, April 23rd.

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

Travel Tip & FAQ's

Be prepared for your trip to the magical Walt Disney World Resort! Click below to access Disney Travel Tips.

2021 Registration Information

Terms & Conditions/ Required Forms

Team Forms must be completed and scanned/emailed to Grace Turner, gturner@varsity.com no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Coaches, please send all completed forms in together when you have collected one from all attending athletes and coaches.  We cannot accept forms individually from parents. Spectator forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando, click here to print a copy.

*** Do not send dropbox, google docs, etc.  Team Forms must be emailed in a PDF or brought to Orlando.***

NDTC Terms & Conditions

Waivers:

Rules: 

ESPN Only Tickets

The option to purchase Discounted Park Tickets is now closed. Varsity Spirit will not be selling or have access to Disney Park Hopper Passes in Orlando. If you have not already purchased a Disney Park Hopper pass through Varsity Spirit that includes the ESPN Complex and would like to attend the competition, you will need to purchase a single day “ESPN Only” pass.

We will be providing the link to this Disney Store April 14 – 25, 2021, to the contact for each team attending and will also post it here on the website under ESPN Only Tickets. The ESPN box office will not be open on-site during the competition so all tickets must be pre-purchased through this site.

Important or you will receive an error:

If you are making reservations for more than 1 ticket here are things you must know before you order:

  • You must have a code for every ticket you would like to purchase
  • Order one ticket at a time and then wait until you receive a confirmation before you start the next one
  • When you start your second order, make sure there is nothing still in your “cart”, it takes a few minutes to clear out
  • If you go too fast it will cause an error

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

The Walt Disney World Resort is requiring release waiver forms from anyone attending the event. Everyone listed on your invoice must complete a release waiver. These forms must be completed and turned in at registration in Orlando. Click here to print a copy. 

Make a Change to an Existing Registration

If you have already submitted a registration and need to make changes, you may request a change by signing back into your account and clicking on the “Request a Registration Change” request.

For Teams only:

  • The Contact Person who originally registered/rostered the team may also make changes to the Roster by clicking on “Request a Roster Change”.
  • Changes are not confirmed until verified by Varsity.
  • Changes made after March 24, 2021 will result in a $50 change fee per change.

HOW TO MAKE A CHANGE: 

  • Log into your myVarsity portal, scroll down the page and click on MY COMPETITION REGISTRATIONS
  • Then click the + Button
  • Then click on REGISTRATION DETAILS
  • Scroll down and select either REQUEST RESERVATION CHANGE or REQUEST ATTENDEE LIST CHANGE

Please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation on changes.

Click here to request a change.

Make A Payment

  • If you already have a registration and would like to make an online payment, click here  
  • To sign into your account and then click on “Invoice/Payment” button, then “Make Payments”.
  • Varsity accepts Visa and MasterCard.
  • To Mail in a School Check, Purchase Order or Money Orders, please send to the address below.  Varsity does not accept Booster or Personal checks.

Mailing Address:

Varsity Spirit

Attn: NDTC

PO BOX 752790

Memphis, TN 38175-2790

Contact your Registration Specialist

Lisa Holder

lholder@varsity.com

800-238-0286

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