Competition FAQ

Q- How do I register for a UDA regional or state level competition?

A- There are a couple of different ways that you can register for a UDA competition.  You can register online by using our competition search, searching by state for the competition you would like to attend, and then filling out the online registration form. Online registration usually opens in September.  You can also register for any competition by calling or emailing your
UDA State Director.  And you can always call 1-800-DANCEUDA and speak to a representative to register.

Q- How do I know what time my team will be performing at competition?

A- Orders of competition can be found on our site after 5 pm on the Monday before a competition. The order will list rehearsal, performance, and award ceremony times. Please know that all times are tentative and subject to change due to additions and cancelations. Please check back for an updated order the Thursday prior to the competition.

Q- When and how do I pay for competition?

A- Payment for competition is due at least 2 weeks prior to the event.  We STRONGLY recommend NOT bringing your payment to the actual competition site.  Please pay BEFORE your competition.  UDA welcomes school checks, money orders, cashiers checks, and credit card payments.  UDA will not accept personal checks.  If your school check has not cleared by the Friday prior to the event, you will be required to make payment before your team can compete.  To pay with a credit card, please call 1-800-326-2383. 
**Please note that you will be charged for the number of participants that you register.  If the number of participants you will have at a competition changes, please call our office immediately to update your numbers so that you are only charged for the number of people you will be bringing.

Q- What divisions and categories are offered at your regional competitions?

A- We have the school division and the all-star division.  The school division is comprised of Junior High, Junior Varsity, Varsity and College divisions.  The all-star division is comprised of the Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior, Senior, and Open divisions. To determine which division your team is in, please view our Rules
and Regulations.

Q- Is the School Varsity division split into Small Varsity and Large Varsity at your regional competitions?

A- Whether or not the Varsity division is split by team size is dependent upon the number of teams in a varsity category.  If there are 10 teams or more in a given category, the competition director will make the decision to split the division by team size into 2 separate divisions.  If the divisions are split, this will be indicated on your order of competition.

Q- How many categories can my team compete in?

A- Each team is allowed to compete in 2 categories. You can compete in additional categories for an additional fee.

Why is the UDA time limit for school teams only 2:00 when most other competitions are 2:30?

A- Most competition routines are actually less than 2 minutes. After talking with several coaches/teams, they feel that 2 minutes is more than enough time to demonstrate their routine. Even competitions that have a 2:30 minute time limit see most routines less than 2 minutes.

Q- Do you offer a solo competition at your regional events?

A- Some of our regional competitions do offer a solo division.  It is indicated online if a specific event does NOT have a solo competition.  If you have members who are interested in competing in the solo division, double check with your state director to find out if the solo division will be offered at the event you are attending.

Q- How do I know what time I need to arrive to check-in my team?

A-  After you register for competition, you will be able to log-in to our registration tracker.  This tracker will have detailed information regarding what time you should arrive to check-in your team, an address of the event location, prices for spectators, and any additional information that may be relevant to the event you are attending. 

Q- Who needs to fill out medical release forms and who does not?

A- As of the 2008 competition season, All Star teams do not need to fill out Medical Release forms.  Participants on school teams ARE REQUIRED to fill out medical release forms for each event.  The coach, advisor, or team representative must bring all of the medical release forms with them to check-in.  If a participant does not completely fill out a medical release form with all of the appropriate signatures, they will not be allowed to perform. 

Q- Will the competition results be posted online?

A- We try to post competition results by the Tuesday after the competition.  However, competition results are removed from the site a month after the competition has concluded.

Q- Can my team qualify for the National Dance Team Championship by attending one of your regional competitions?

A- ONLY All Star teams can qualify at our regional competitions for the National Dance Team Championship.  All Star teams can qualify for NDTC by placing (i.e. 1st, 2nd, etc) in a category at a regional competition if they have 10 or more members competing.  School teams that attended a 2013 UDA Overnight Summer Camp, had 10 or more members at camp, and did not qualify for NDTC while at camp have the opportunity to qualify for NDTC by placing at a regional competition.

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