UDA NDTC | April 22-23rd at the Walt Disney World Resort

Registration is OPEN for the in-person competition divisions! Click here to get started.

Registration closes March 30th, 2021.

  • NEW: View the tentative Championship Block Schedule.
  • 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. Click here to read the Championship Experience Updates.
  • To view the Championship Pricing, click here. Because the Walt Disney World Resort has a seasonal pricing structure, resulting in higher admission fees during peak travel times, you will see a slight price increase from the original winter dates.
    • See below for ticket upgrades and extra ticket pricing under the registration information.
  • To register for the Virtual Divisions, pre-approval is required. For those that are unable to travel because of your state / local guidelines or administration, see the Virtual Competition information dropdown below. 

If you are interested in qualifying for the 2021 National Dance Team Championship, please contact your State Director. We look forward to seeing you and your team in Orlando!

In the event that UDA and Varsity Spirit have to cancel, teams will receive a full refund of all fees that have been paid to Varsity Spirit.

Register NOW for in person event!

Register NOW for in person event!

Championship Information

Pricing Information

2021 NDTC Pricing

If athletes compete in the school divisions and the all-star divisions it is an additional $100 per athlete for two All-Star performances.  It is an additional $40 per athlete for each of the third, fourth and fifth performances. For NDTC, All Star registration fees include three performances per athlete.  It is an additional $40 per athlete for each of the third, fourth and fifth performances.

Extra Tickets

3 Day Park Hopper – $427

4 Day Park Hopper- $510

5 Day Park Hopper- $571

 

You may upgrade the ticket that is included in your hotel package for the rates below. 

2 day to 3 day – $83

2 day to 4 day- $144

2 day to 5 day- $199

3 day to 4 day- $83

3 day to 5 day- $144

4 day to 5 day- $61

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.

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. Learn how to register, HERE!

Virtual Nationals Information

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 Pricing

  • $150 per dancer for 2 performances
  • Add an additional $40 per dancer for Game Day if it is your third performance

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.

Virtual Division Information

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.

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

New This Year - Read Before You Register!

  • 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.

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.  Spectator forms must be turned in at registration in Orlando.

NDTC Terms & Conditions

Waivers:

Rules: 

Coach Registration

Very Important!!  Please read this entire page before clicking on the link to register.

For the health and safety of everyone involved, in-person contact is being limited at the event; therefore, all forms must be sent in advance.

When registering, by accepting the “Terms and Conditions” for the event, you are agreeing to adhere to the competition rules.  Please see the “Required Forms” and be sure to return forms no later than 3 weeks prior to the event. Please note: Coaches and athletes must be listed on the team roster in order to register individually and may select housing OR commuter.

If you are registering any Spectators, you may select the housing option only. Spectators cannot register as commuters. If a spectator needs to order tickets, direct them to “Discounted Tickets” link on the registration page.  You will need to provide them with your team’s customer number.

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:  $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)

For Commuters and 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Walt Disney World requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks.
  • You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice.
  • 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 order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.  Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No Changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Team Cohorts:

A team’s cohort is the group that will travel through warm up and down to the competition area.  Included in this cohort is the team’s athletes, coaches, alternates, band members, mascots, etc.    The team’s cohort may not exceed 50 people.  The team’s cohort does not include friends and family.

 Assign a Safety Champion:

Each team, regardless if you are staying on the hotel travel package or a commuter, 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 from the Walt Disney World Resort 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.) Some of the Safety Champion’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Ensuring the athletes, coaches and spectators of your team follow the health and safety requirements such as face coverings and physical distancing

*Hotel Travel Package Only: If someone within your travel party experiences symptoms of COVID-19, receives a positive test and must quarantine – the Safety Champion must deliver food and aid the sick person. The person/or their family who is having to quarantine is responsible for all expenses while the sick person is quarantined.

Click here to Roster and register your team.

Spectator Registration (Hotels)

Very Important!  Please read all the information on this page before clicking the link to register.

You will need your Team’s “Registration Number” in order to proceed. Your coach can provide you with this number, be sure to enter the entire number and no spaces before it, for example: L0010671027

Walt Disney World is requiring release waiver forms from anyone attending the event.  Everyone listed on your invoice must complete a release waiver.  These forms must be signed and turned in at registration in Orlando.   These forms will be emailed to you when they are available.

Please note:

  • Spectators cannot register as “commuters”, if you do not need hotel reservations, do not register through this link.  Go back to the main registration page and register under “Discounted Tickets (Spectators).
  • If your son/daughter (athlete) is not registering with the team, you may register them here if they are commuting or if they need hotel reservations.

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. Anyone wanting to order tickets only will have to order those through the Discounted Tickets (Spectators) link on the main registration page.

For 3 Night and 4 Night Packages:  $83 (3 Day to 4 Day), $144 (3 Day to 5 Day)

For 2 Night Packages: $83 (2 Day to 3 Day), $144 (2 Day to 4 Day), $199 (2 Day to 5 Day)

New This Year:

  • Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks.
  • You, as the contact person of your registration, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice.
  • Anyone listed 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 order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.  Information on how to obtain your park reservations will be sent with your ticket order number.
  • No Changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed.
  • Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

Performance Viewing:

During the registration process, you will be asked to select which team’s performance you would like to attend.  Please be sure to select the one of the performer(s) that you are attending with.

Click here to Register

Discounted Tickets

New This Year:

  • Disney requires “Park Reservations” made in advance in order to attend the theme parks.

Discounted Park Tickets will not be sold on site at the event.  All orders must be placed in advance no later than April 7, 2021.  Please note that parks may reach capacity so be sure to get your payment in early!

  • You, as the contact person of your “ticket order”, will be responsible for making daily park reservations for everyone listed on your invoice.
  • If you have multiple families ordering tickets, we suggest that each family order their own so that they can manage their park reservations.
  • Ticket orders will be placed when your order is submitted and paid in full.
  • Once the order is placed, you will receive a ticket order number to use to assign your ticket types (3Day,4Day,5Day) to each person and make your park reservations.
  • No changes after ticket order numbers have been distributed.

Ticket Prices:

3 Day Park Hopper                 $427.00

4 Day Park Hopper                 $510.00

5 Day Park Hopper                 $571.00

Click here to order Discounted Tickets.

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

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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