UDA Virtual Competitions

Register today for our Virtual Competitions!

This season might look a little different, but we are determined to bring the same great UDA championship atmosphere you have come to know safely and virtually to you in this virtual championship. Please note this is a fluid situation and subject to change. You can also find updates in the myVarsity competition portal. 

Virtual Competition Information

How does it work?

The health and safety of your athletes, families & staff is our top priority and our Virtual Championship allows your team flexibility to maintain all applicable COVID-19 guidelines. Teams will film in their own facility and our virtual event format does not require that all participating teams be present in their gyms/studios at the same time or on the same day to help maintain social distancing and sanitation standards. 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 and each team will receive one FREE month subscription per team to watch!

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

Registered teams will receive the KEYWORD and 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 scoresheets and feedback. Awards will take place on Sunday, on Varsity TV.

What is the KEYWORD?

The KEYWORD is a word or set of words that must be written on the KEYWORD Template displayed on camera before the routine begins. The KEYWORD will be specific to the event. Any videos that do not contain the appropriate KEYWORD will be disqualified. Once the filming window is open, the registered coach will receive a KEYWORD and PDF Template via email that must be printed and filled out legibly in a dark pen or marker.

A team member or coach must hold up the filled-out Template in front of the camera for 5- 10 seconds before the routine begins.

The information on this Template will ensure that the judges are judging the proper team.

Routines submitted without the Template will be disqualified.

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

The price is $20 per person for 2 routines.  There will be a $10 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 and 1 one-month subscription will be given to a coach of each registered team. 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.  If you have questions about your Varsity TV account, click here.

What kind of video do I need to submit?
Teams must submit a video recording of their routine taken in their practice facility, using the keyword indicated during the filming period. 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

South Virtual Dance Challenge (AR, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX) 

Registration closes NOVEMBER 6th!

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

REGISTER  

North Virtual Dance Challenge (CT, DC, DE, IA, IN, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV)

Registration closes NOVEMBER 25th!

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

REGISTER  

West Virtual Dance Challenge (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY) 

Registration closes DECEMBER 2nd!

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

REGISTER  

South Spring Virtual Dance Challenge (AR, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX) 

Registration closes DECEMBER 30th!

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

REGISTER  

Northeast Spring Virtual Dance Challenge (CT, DE, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV) 

Registration closes FEBRUARY 10th!

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

REGISTER  

West Spring Virtual Dance Challenge (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 

Registration closes FEBRUARY 10th!

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

REGISTER  

Spirit of the Midwest Spring Virtual Dance Challenge (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

Registration closes DECEMBER 30th!

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

REGISTER 

Virtual Competition Timelines

South Virtual Dance Challenge 

  • November 4 – Registration closes
  • November 13  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • November 16 – First day to upload video
  • November 18 – Last day to upload video
  • November 22 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

North Virtual Dance Challenge 

  • November 25  – Registration closes
  • December 4  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • December 7 – First day to upload video
  • December 9 – Last day to upload video
  • December 13 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

West Virtual Dance Challenge 

  • December 2  – Registration closes
  • December 11  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • December 14 – First day to upload video
  • December 16 – Last day to upload video
  • December 20 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

Spirit of the Midwest Spring Virtual Dance Challenge 

  • December 30  – Registration closes
  • January 8  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • January 11 – First day to upload video
  • January 13 – Last day to upload video
  • January 17 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

South Spring Virtual Challenge 

  • December 30  – Registration closes
  • January 8  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • January 11 – First day to upload video
  • January 13 – Last day to upload video
  • January 17 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

Northeast Spring Virtual Challenge 

  • February 2  – Registration closes
  • February 19  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • February 22 – First day to upload video
  • February 24 – Last day to upload video
  • February 28 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

West Spring Virtual Challenge 

  • February 17  – Registration closes
  • February 26  – Payment Deadline & KEYWORD sent out
  • March 1 – First day to upload video
  • March 3 – Last day to upload video
  • March 7 – Competition Routines available to watch on-demand on Varsity TV
    • 9 AM CST: Competition videos available to watch on Varsity TV
    • 4 PM CST: Results announced
    • 5 PM CST: Scoresheet emailed out

Order of Performance

South Virtual Dance Challenge 

North Virtual Dance Challenge 

West Virtual Dance Challenge 

Spirit of the Midwest Spring Virtual Dance Challenge 

South Spring Virtual Challenge

Northeast Spring Virtual Challenge 

West Spring Virtual Challenge

Watch on Varsity TV

The South Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
EVENT HUB 

The North Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
EVENT HUB 

The West Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
EVENT HUB 

The South Spring Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.
 

The Northeast Spring Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event

The West Spring Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.

The Spirit of the Midwest Spring Virtual Dance Challenge will be hosted on Varsity TV! Click the link below to visit the virtual event hub where you can get more information and submit/watch routine videos on-demand during the event.

Rules, Division and Scoring

Divisions Offered: 

Rules & Scoring
We will be following our same UDA School & All-Star Competitions Rules & Scoring for this virtual event. 

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

Join the UDA Virtual Competition BAND

Coaches, parents, spectators and fans are welcome to join the UDA Virtual Competition BAND group to ask questions, share your experiences and more! Click here to join the BAND.

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

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