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2020 National Cheer & Dance Championships

General Event Information

This year's National Cheer & Dance Championships will feature approximately 200 cheer and dance teams who will compete at the three-day long event from December 5-7. Competitions will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Cheer & Dance teams will compete in 5 different age divisions (Mitey Mite, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Varsity, Varsity & Challenger) and 12 different Skill Levels (PW 1, PW 2, PW 3, PW 4, Sideline Performance Cheer, Core Cheer, Non-Mount 1, Non-Mount 2, Non-Mount 3, Pom Performance, Theme Dance & Hip Hop).

Cheer and dance teams entering an Open Division will have the opportunity to compete in four different age divisions (16U, 13U, 12U, 11U) and 11 different YCADA Skill Levels (Show Cheer 1-4, Sideline Performance Cheer 1, Non-Mount 1-3, Pom Performance, Theme Dance & Hip Hop).

We have hotels & packages with the following hotels:

  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Rosen Plaza
  • Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

All Package Prices are Tax Inclusive.

We've been working hard with our new partners at Florida Citrus Sports to create a spectacular event for this unprecedented season! This year's event will also include a Team Celebration Party to be held at Universal Studios on Monday, December 7.

Dates & Deadlines:

Event Dates:

Friday, December 4th: Team Arrivals Begin
Saturday December 5th: Practice Day for Sunday Competition
Sunday, December 6th: Competition Day and Practice Day for Monday Competition
Monday December 7th: Competition Day and Party at Universal Studios
Tuesday, December 8th: Teams Depart

Here are Important Dates to Remember:

  • No later than October 22nd: register your team for the event and pay a $500 deposit.
  • Send in your team’s reservation sheet as soon as possible right after you submit your deposit or with your deposit.
  • November 15: final payment is due.

2020 Open Division

To support cheer and dance teams that do not have a national championship this year, Pop Warner is opening its National Cheer and Dance Championships to allow non-Pop Warner recreation teams to participate in an Open Division this December in Orlando, Florida.



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