USA Dance Nationals

Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA

April 9-10, 2021

About USA Dance Nationals

USA Dance Nationals began in 1986.  The event takes place in Anaheim, CA and draws teams from throughout the western United States, and farther.  Nearly 2,000 competitors and nearly 4,000 spectators are expected over this fun-filled and exciting weekend, vying for the Champion title in one of over 30 different divisions.  It is the premier event of its type in the western U.S. for the variety of styles that take the floor and the caliber of performances that are presented.

View our 2020-21 USA Dance Competition Brochure

View our 2020-21 USA Dance Competition Brochure

View our 2020-21 USA Dance Information Packet

View our 2020-21 USA Dance Information Packet

2020 Nationals Information


Top Five Reasons to attend USA Dance Nationals:

  • Perform under the spotlights on the prestigious USA Dance Stage and experience the incredible variety of styles and high caliber performances that take the floor!
  • Hosted and operated by the United Spirit Association – professional staff, organized event with consistent, highly-trained, industry-experienced judging panels
  • Prize Money Presented — Solo and Team Scholarships & Awards
  • National Champions are awarded USA Championship Backpacks, Placement Medallions, a team Trophy and custom Banner
  • Located at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center, close to Disneyland™ Resort, Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park ™ and popular restaurants, hotels and attraction


The 2021 USA Dance National Championship will take place on April 9-10, 2021 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Stay tuned for additional information coming soon…


We continue to work on protocols for our live events that will start in January 2021. As we get closer to event dates , we will work closely with coaches to communicate specific safety protocols in place for each specific event.

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID19/Coronavirus, including official updates and information from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”), local authorities, and event partners, among others. We understand that this is a fluid situation and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure that we keep our participants and attendees updated as the situation evolves. General adoption of best practices as advised by the CDC is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness. Get the latest information on Varsity Spirit health and safety here:

Thank you for being part of the Varsity Spirit family. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Varsity Spirit Event.


USA Dance Nationals registration will open October 8th!  Check back for direct link here.


Qualification Information

  • All teams can attend USA Dance Nationals. Registration opens October 8th
  • If a team competes in a qualifying division they must first pre-qualify at a USA Dance Regional, Classic or Open to determine if they will compete in the Championship Division or the Open Division. Visit for a full list of USA Dance events this season
  • If a team competes in a non-qualifying division, there is no pre-qualification in order to compete at USA Dance Nationals
  • View our 2020-2021 Dance Information packet for a list of Qualifying and Non-Qualifying divisions (see page 11) 
  • No Regional/Classic/Open event in your area – qualify by video!  Email for more information


See Page 3 & 4 of our USA Dance Competition Brochure

2019 Nationals Information

2019 Results

Click HERE for the 2019 Dance Nationals results.