It's go-time for collegiate cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots everywhere as they prepare for the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida.
It's the most prestigious college cheer and dance championship in the country, and it all takes place Jan. 17-19 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Who: College Cheerleaders, Dancers, and Mascots
When: January 17-19 starting Friday at 10 AM ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida
Watch: LIVE on Varsity TV
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Venue Insider
Get your Mickey ears ready, because you're visiting the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando!
The 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship will be held within the HP Field House and The Arena which will be split into Arena South (Red) and Arena North (Yellow).
If you need to take a break from the competition, you can stop by the ESPN Clubhouse Shop or grab some lunch at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill, which is connected to the Visa Athletic Center! There are even food trucks located behind the HP Field House for quick meals before you have to head back for awards. Take a virtual tour of the facility before you arrive to navigate the space like a pro.
Taking a break from the competition or celebrating a winning routine? Visit one of the magical Walt Disney World Theme Parks! Click here for more Disney Travel Tips.
Game Day Is Growing!
Friday is all about game day! Collegiate spirit squads will bring their sideline game day traditions and showcase them center stage in the UCA & UDA College Game Day Championship.
It's the third year Game Day will take place at the UCA & UDA College National Championship, and the divisions are growing! The 2020 UCA & UDA College Game Day Championship will begin on Friday at 10 AM ET with Semi-Finals for the Dance Game Day divisions in Arena South and Semi-Finals for the Cheer Game Day divisions in the HP Field House.
Finals for all divisions will take place on Friday in Arena South and you can watch it all LIVE on Varsity TV!
Watch Highlights From The 2019 College Game Day Championship!
Who Will Win Big In 2020?
Cheerleading teams will take the mat first thing on Saturday morning to compete in the Semi-Final portion of the competition in Arena North & South.
The collegiate spirit squads have been working all year long for this weekend, and the first step towards championship glory starts here. Division l and ll schools will move on to compete again in Finals Saturday evening.
Divisions with Finals on Saturday
- Open Coed
- Open All Girl
- Cheer Division l
- Cheer Division ll
- Small Coed Division l
- Small Coed Division ll
- All Girl Division l
In the HP Field House, it’s all about dance. UDA teams will shine on stage all day long as they perform in Jazz, Hip Hop, and Pom Semi-Finals on Saturday.
Will the reigning division champs be on top after Day 1, or will a new competitor arise? You won’t want to miss a moment of these powerful performances.
Tune in LIVE starting at 8:30 AM ET to see how Day 1 of the UDA Collegiate Championship unfolds.
Prepare For Mascot Mania
Our favorite fur-friends will take over the stage on Saturday in Arena South with the hopes of making the crowd cheer, dance, and clap! The mascots are sure to bring creative sets and skits that will have everyone in the Arena entertained.
In 2019, The Ohio State University's Brutus The Buckeye had the crowd going nuts when he took home the championship title in Division lA, and YoUDee from the University of Delaware soared to the top to claim his eighth title in the Open Mascot division.
Watch Highlights From The 2019 Mascot Divisions
On Sunday, teams will shine on stage for Finals of the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
The day starts off with UDA College Dance Finals in Arena South. Pom, Jazz, and Hip Hop Finals for all schools will take place starting bright and early at 9 AM ET. These teams have put months of training into these routines and it all comes down to this.
Will the reigning champions add another piece of hardware to their trophy case, or will a new champion be crowned in 2020? Don't miss your chance to watch college dance history be made LIVE on Varsity TV!
Watch Highlights From The 2019 Div. lA Jazz Finals
After dance Finals, the arena will get rocking with Cheer and All-Girl Division lA Finals. The squads in DlA are some of the most elite teams you will see at the championship. In All Girl Div. lA, the Hoosiers from Indiana University made their way back to the top with a solid hit in Finals to earn their sixth national championship title.
In the coed division, The University of Kentucky Wildcats continued their golden legacy when they took home their 24th national championship title.
Who will take home the title at the 2020 UCA & UDA College National Championship? Tune in to watch it all LIVE on Varsity TV starting Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 AM ET.
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