2022 UDA Solo Showdown is HERE! 

We are excited to bring dancers together from all over the nation to showcase their skills in our Virtual UDA Solo Showdown. This solo competition will allow dancers to compete against the best of the best and perform their favorite solo routines!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Upload your video on September 20th, 2022.  

Tune in on Sunday, September 25th on Varsity TV to see all the action! Videos will be live for viewing at 9:00 AM CST and results will be posted at 5:00 PM CST.

Cost: $44 per dancer

You must be a coach of a school team or an All-star program to register your dancers for this event. Dancers CANNOT register themselves. Registration closes on September 15, 2022! 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Coaches can register up to 5 dancers per team to enter into this solo competition. Participants will upload 1 minute and 30-second video of themselves performing a Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Pom, or Hip Hop solo! Each routine will be judged on execution, impression, and choreography.

Solo Requirements: 

  • Each dancer needs to be associated with a school or All-Star team
  • Only one solo entry per dancer
  • 1 min 30 second time limit 

Divisions and Categories

Divisions:

**The age of the competitor as of August 31, 2022 will be used for the UDA Solo Showdown.**

  • College: **dancers must currently be on a college dance team to compete in this division**
  • Senior: Ages 17-18
  • Teen: Ages 15-16
  • Junior: Ages 12-14
  • Youth: Ages 9-11
  • Mini: Ages 5-8

Categories:

  • Pom
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary/Lyrical
  • Hip Hop

Uploading Your Video

 You will receive an email prior to September 12th with specific information on how to upload your video.

It is important that your video is submitted properly. Correct uploading of your solo performance will allow judges to critique you in the best way possible. Like a normal competition, we want this performance to be fresh and perfected! Show us your best! Once you register, you will receive specific information where and when to upload your video.

  • All routines must be recorded specifically for this event. Videos from previous competitions or events will not be accepted. To ensure videos are strictly for this event, all routines need to include a Template. This template will not be sent out prior to the September 12th email. After September 12th, the template maybe requested for any that did not receive the email. Please email abonvillain@varsity.com.

  • Videos maybe not edited or modified to include the template. (It must be recorded in 1 go through to be submitted).

  • Videos will not be able to be recorded prior to receiving Template email on September 12.

  • Videos will not be accepted after the September 20th, 2022 due date.

  • Routines can be recorded with any camera, phone, or device you choose that can capture high-quality video (Nikon, Sony, Canon, GoPro, iPhone Devices, Samsung Devices, etc.).

  • Videos MUST be filmed wide-framed, horizontal, landscape. NO VERTICAL, TALL VIDEOS.

  • Performances should not be edited.  It needs to be a single shot, and not edited from multiple takes.

  • While filming, cameras must be held still at a wide-angle. Camera movements and adjustments should be minimal. Tripods are recommended.

  • Make sure your video has good lighting and clearly showcases the dancers.

  • The music must be LOUD and clearly heard in the recording of your video. Videos must not have the music dubbed over following the recording. All music must be recorded during the performance as incidental music.   We recommend holding your speaker directly next to your phone or camera.

Scoring and Rules Information