UDA Regional Competitions

Experience the UDA Difference

UDA offers more dates and locations than anyone to choose from with over 20 competitions across the country. Experience an event run by our industry’s experts – all with the benefits of a local competition like low entry fees, personal attention and staying close to home.

  • UDA offers more dates and locations for school competitions than anyone to fit the unique needs of every team.
  • Events are ran and judged by experienced, industry professionals who want to bring out the very best in your athletes.
  • Opportunity to earn a bid to the UDA National Dance Team Championship and experience the trip of a lifetime! Check event details for more information.

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Learn More

2021 Event Options Explanation

At Varsity Spirit, we are committed to hosting live events when we can do so safely. As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the country, we are adjusting the event options our brands will produce beginning now and remaining in place until further notice. Below are the event options you can expect.

Option B: In-Person with Spectators

  • Spectator viewing limited to team performance time
  • Virtual awards ceremony

Option C: In-Person with No Spectators and Virtual Awards

  • Spectators not allowed; only athletes and coaches permitted
  • Virtual awards ceremony

Option D: Virtual

  • Routines will be uploaded and judged virtually by Varsity Spirit certified judges
  • Virtual awards ceremony

In order for the events to run smoothly and safely, we need your help. Please share this information with your program to ensure they understand the guidelines prior to the event.

If you are registered for a Varsity Spirit competition, prior to your event date, you will receive an email with detailed information specific to your event. If a competition is cancelled, we will work to provide alternate options, including transfers to another event (live or virtual) or a full refund of registration fees.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to provide a safe and memorable experience for all who participate at our events. We will continue to update you as more information is available.

 

To find out what the plan is for your UDA event, please see the event name below. Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change.

Varsity Spirit's In-Person Events - Baseline Safety Standards

Safety remains our top priority, and we have a dedicated, experienced team focused on researching and developing a plan for each competition. Below are the baseline safety standards you can expect at all Varsity Spirit in-person competitions.

Please note that the final details and schedule for any individual competition will be continuously monitored and may be adjusted, including making the competition virtual, if necessary. All guidelines are subject to change based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), federal, state, local and venue-specific guidance. We will communicate any changes to you as soon as they are confirmed.

Varsity Spirit’s baseline safety standards:

  • Social 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
  • Longer intervals between team practice and performance times and increased physical distancing throughout the practice and performance areas
  • Face coverings required for everyone, except for athletes when on the practice and performance floors
  • Spectators within the performance area will be limited (several options are being considered and may vary by competition)
  • Awards ceremonies will be live with limited capacity (teams or coaches only) or completely virtual
  • Score sheet pick up will be spaced out and partitions may be used to separate staff from coaches
  • 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
  • Coaches will be asked to review the Varsity Spirit Competition COVID Rules with anyone who is attending the event (coaches, athletes and spectators)

Varsity Spirit will adhere to restrictions on mass gatherings and capacity limitations based on local and venue guidelines. Because health, safety and distancing requirements vary across the country, the below may also vary by competition:

  • Vendors may or may not be allowed on site to service an event, and safety measures and precautions may differ. For example, customers may not be able to touch or try on clothing before purchasing, and food may be limited to “grab and go” only and may only be eaten in designated areas.
  • Spectator admission fees may be available only through advanced purchase or may be entirely cashless.
  • Temperature checks for admission may be required based on local guidance.
  • Managed traffic flow measures and signs will be implemented where required.

You can trust Varsity Spirit to lead the way in bringing back events safely. If you have additional questions regarding your specific event, please contact your State Director.

Regional Competition Order of Performance

In Person

  • Magic City Dance Championship
  • Florida Dance Championship
  • Louisana Dance Championship
  • Battle of the Northeast Dance Championship
  • West Coast Dance Championship

Virtual

  • South Spring Virtual Dance Challenge
  • Spirit of the Midwest Virtual Dance Challenge
  • Northeast Spring Virtual Dance Challenge
  • West Spring Virtual Dance Challenge

Upcoming Events

Battle of the Northeast Dance Championship

Demarest, NJ, 3/14/2021 - 3/14/2021

Location
Academy of the Holy Angels
315 Hillside Avenue
Demarest, NJ, 07627
US
Dates
3/14/2021 - 3/14/2021
pageLocation: legacy-school

UCA-UDA March Madness Virtual

Memphis, TN, 3/23/2021 - 3/23/2021

Location
Virtual
6745 Lenox Center Ct #300
Memphis, TN, 38115
US
Dates
3/23/2021 - 3/23/2021
pageLocation: legacy-school

West Coast Championship

Long Beach, CA, 3/27/2021 - 3/27/2021

Location
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90802
US
Dates
3/27/2021 - 3/27/2021
pageLocation: legacy-school

PAST EVENTS

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UDA Solo Showdown
Memphis, TN, 9/21/2020 - 9/21/2020
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Varsity Spirit Virtual Dance Game Day Kick Off
Virtual, Event, 9/29/2020 - 9/29/2020
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Mid-South Dance Regional
Southaven, MS, 10/31/2020 - 10/31/2020
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South Virtual Dance Challenge
Memphis, TN, 11/18/2020 - 11/18/2020
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Smoky Mountain Championship
Sevierville, TN, 12/5/2020 - 12/6/2020
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North Virtual Dance Challenge
Memphis, TN, 12/9/2020 - 12/9/2020
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MHSAA State
Jackson, MS, 12/11/2020 - 12/12/2020
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Magic City Dance Championship
Alabaster, AL, 1/23/2021 - 1/23/2021
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Florida Dance Championship
The Villages, FL, 1/30/2021 - 1/30/2021
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South Spring Virtual Dance Challenge
Memphis, TN, 2/3/2021 - 2/3/2021
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Spirit of the Midwest Virtual Challenge
Memphis, TN, 2/17/2021 - 2/17/2021
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Northeast Spring Virtual Dance Challenge
Memphis, TN, 2/24/2021 - 2/24/2021
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TSSAA Cheer and Dance Virtual State Championships
Memphis, TN, 2/24/2021 - 2/24/2021
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Louisiana Dance Championship
Hammond, LA, 2/27/2021 - 2/27/2021
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West Spring Virtual Dance Challenge
Memphis, TN, 3/3/2021 - 3/3/2021