UDA Virtual Competitions

Register today for our Virtual Competitions!

UDA offers a variety of opportunities for our School and All Star teams. These virtual offerings provide early judges feedback, flexibility, and an exciting start to your competition season.

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Virtual Competition Information

How does it work?

Our filming schedule allows your program the flexibility to film during your regularly scheduled practice time, no need to make changes. Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded to Varsity TV. There is no need to purchase additional equipment or internet services for your program – simply film on your phone or available camera! A UDA certified judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like at an in-person event. The event will then be available to watch on–demand on the event date on Varsity TV.

How will I upload my routine video and watch the Virtual Competition?

Registered teams will receive the PDF form needed to record each routine. The Monday of the event, teams will receive an email with a link to the applicable Varsity TV video uploader. Once this information is sent, teams will record their video and submit it, following the uploader steps provided.  That weekend routines will be available to watch for all subscribers on Varsity TV. UDA Certified Judges will score routines in our Simple Score system and teams will receive standard score sheets and feedback. Awards will take place on Sunday, on Varsity TV.

What is the Recording Template?

In order to make sure your routine is scored correctly, please include the following template when filming.

TEMPLATE

How much does it cost to participate in a Virtual Competition?

The price is $28 per person for 2 routines.  There will be a $15 per dancer charge for the third performance. College Dance teams will pay a flat fee of $200.

What awards will be given?

Overall Champions will be named for each division. Champions will be awarded a Banner that will be mailed following the event.

How do people watch the event?
Varsity TV will host this event. All Varsity TV subscribers will be able to watch the event in its entirety. The awards will be FREE to all viewers on Varsity TV on their scheduled date.

What kind of video do I need to submit?
Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using a template provided. Videos must be one take – edited footage will not be accepted. All 4 corners of the floor should be visible when possible and athletes must perform on a safe surface. The program must own rights to this video and consent to it being posted on Varsity TV for use in the UDA Virtual.  Once routine videos are filmed, they will be uploaded to Varsity TV. There is no need to purchase additional equipment or internet services for your program – simply film on your phone or available camera! Be sure to check out our Filming Guide document for recording tips!

What should my team wear?

Teams may submit videos in their practice wear or uniforms.

How will teams be scored?
Once routine videos are filmed and uploaded to Varsity TV, a UDA certified judging panel will score the routines in our Simple Score system. Score sheets and division breakdowns will be emailed to coaches, just like at an in-person event.

Where can we watch the awards?
Awards for each Virtual Competition will be hosted on Varsity TV and will be FREE to all viewers on their scheduled awards day.

Disqualifications
Any team that does not adhere to the terms and procedures of these “Rules and Regulations” will be subject to disqualification from the competition, will automatically forfeit any right to any prizes or awards presented by the competition, and may also forfeit the opportunity to participate in a competition or the following year.

Registration and Pricing

UCA/UDA Game Day Kick-Off

October 11th, 2022

Click the link to below to view our virtual championship pricing – save your spot today!

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UCA/UDA November Virtual Challenge

November 15th, 2022

Click the link to below to view our virtual championship pricing – save your spot today! 

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UCA/UDA December Virtual Challenge

December 13th, 2022

Click the link to below to view our virtual championship pricing – save your spot today! 

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Virtual Competition Timelines

UCA/UDA Game Day Kick-Off: 10/11/22

  • Friday, September 30 – Registration due
  • Friday, October 7 – Payment due
  • Monday, October 10 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, October 11 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, October 16 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, October 16 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST.

COLLEGE UCA/UDA Game Day Kick-Off: 11/15/22

  • Friday, November 4 – Registration due
  • Friday, November 11 – Payment due
  • Monday, November 14 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, November 15 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, November 20 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, November 20 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST.

UCA/UDA November Virtual Challenge: 11/15/22

  • Friday, November 4 – Registration due
  • Friday, November 11 – Payment due
  • Monday, November 14 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, November 15 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, November 20 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, November 20 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST.

UCA/UDA December Virtual Challenge: 12/13/22

  • Friday, December 2 – Registration due
  • Friday, December 9 – Payment due
  • Monday, December 12 – Upload opens
  • Tuesday, December 13 – Upload closes
  • Sunday, December 18 – Videos available at 9 AM EST
  • Sunday, December 18 – Results available at 5 PM EST. Score sheets emailed to contact at 6 PM EST

Rules, Division and Scoring

CLICK HERE for Divisions, Rules, and Scoring

Music Guidelines

All routines will be judged with sound and available for Varsity TV subscriber viewing with sound for 48 hours once the event goes live. After 48 hours, the routines will be available without sound for Varsity TV subscribers. After 5 days, routines will be available free of charge without sound for the duration of the competition season. 

Competition Music Guidelines

Routine Video Filming Guidelines

It is important that your video is submitted properly. Correct uploading of your 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!

  • All routines must be recorded specifically for your event. Videos from previous competitions or events will not be accepted.
  • 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. Do not move the camera or make adjustments to capture dancers while they are moving. 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. We recommend holding your speaker directly next to your phone or camera.

View Filming Guidelines