United Spirit Association

About the United Spirit Association

The United Spirit Association represents a 70-year tradition of summer training camps and special events, offering quality instruction and a creative environment where students can develop friendships and enjoy a positive learning experience.

The USA was established as an outgrowth of Robert Olmstead’s original California Specialty Camps. Mr. Olmstead conducted his first summer training camp in 1950 and since that time, hundreds of thousands of students have enjoyed “A summer vacation where learning is fun.” Today, as a part of the Varsity Spirit Corporation, the USA actively promotes the values, ideals and vision of the Olmsteads while working to reach students now and in the future. The USA is the largest summer camp and special event organization of its kind in the western United States, conducting camps primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Through its “Home” camps and Special Events/Competitions, the USA reaches students and performers nationwide.

Living up to its name, the United Spirit Association provides specialized instruction and year-round events for spirit, dance and band auxiliary activities. This summer, USA camps will offer complete programs at all levels for cheerleaders, Songleaders/Pom, Dance Teams, Drum Majors, Mascots, Pep/Short Flags, Dance/Drill Teams, Advisors, Leadership Teams, Directors and Coaches.

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The Perfect Cheer Shoes and Dance Shoes For You In 2020

 Varsity footwear offers intricate technical features that make our cheer shoes and dance shoes uniquely yours!  We put together detailed descriptions of our shoe tech terms and features for you to find the perfect shoe for you! All Varsity Shoes feature: Cinch Lock Laces, Enhanced Footbed, Shock Absorption and Arch Support. Miza+ The Miza+ is […]

Feb. 20, 2020

Skyridge Wins Big In Crowdleader®

Skyridge Wins Big In Crowdleader®

The Crowdleader® division is one of the most entertaining and energetic divisions at USA Spirit Nationals. The division's sole purpose is to unite an entire program to involve the crowd and help lead their team to victory.

Feb. 17, 2020

6 Breathtaking Moments From Chapman University's Routine

6 Breathtaking Moments From Chapman University’s Routine

The reigning Jazz 4-Year College Division II/II champions have done it again. The Chapman University Dance Team captured the USA title in 2019 and their jaw-dropping performance in Prelims showed they won't give up their crown without a fight.

Feb. 16, 2020

7 Must-See Song/Pom Routines From Prelims

7 Must-See Song/Pom Routines From Prelims

Hundreds of talented Song/Pom teams took over the Anaheim Convention Center yesterday for Prelims of the 2020 USA Spirit Nationals. The teams put on a show with their powerful energy, creative choreography, and breathtaking tricks.

Feb. 16, 2020