The 2021 DTU National Championship will be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL!
April 8-10, 2021
THE DTU DIFFERENCE
At Dance Team Union, YOU ARE THE MAIN EVENT! Don't compete to be on the sidelines. We believe the main purpose of dance team is for each team to fulfill their maximum potential as dancers and to be recognized and appreciated for their skill.
Registration for the 2021 DTU National Championship is now open!
The last day to register is March 31st, 2021.
INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION:
TENTATIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 8th
(If needed, depending on registration)
Friday, April 9th
All Star Competition
Saturday, April 10th
All Star Competition
This will be DTU's second year offering the Spirit Showdown Division! This category is an additional opportunity for teams to show the audience something that is entertaining, fresh, new and unique to their program. It also allows teams to take creative risks with very few rules and to have fun!
We recognize that some teams will not be able to attend our national championship in person this year. For this reason, we have added virtual divisions to the 2021 DTU National Championship!
HOW IT WORKS
After you register, you will receive a private Dropbox link where you will upload your routine videos and music.
We will send your videos to our judges to be scored, then the virtual divisions will be broadcast!
Registration includes three routines for $150 per dancer/coach.
Any additional routines will be $30 per dancer/routine.
Registration for the 2021 DTU National Championship will open soon!
March 29th, 2021
Video and Music Submission Deadline:
March 29th, 2021
INCLUDED IN VIRTUAL REGISTRATION:
Registration for three National Championship team routines
Preliminary and Final Rounds of competition
Video critiques from every judge
Feature in our Nationals Broadcast
Nationals Trophies / Jackets / Rings
Virtual Specialty Awards
Master dance classes for participants
Souvenir t-shirt custom designed for your team
NEW THIS YEAR!
This year we will be hosting the preliminary round of our solo competition virtually!
If a dancer advances to semifinals in the solo competition, they will have the option to compete their solo in-person in Orlando, or compete in the virtual solo division.
Early Bird Pricing: $85 per solo
Must be paid in full by January 31st, 2021
Standard Pricing: $95 per solo
Must be paid in full by February 28th, 2021
Late Pricing: $105 per solo
Must be paid in full by March 3rd, 2021
SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Virtual Preliminary Solo Live Stream: March 13
Video and Music Submission Deadline: March 3
Semi Final Round
Virtual Live Stream and In-Person Competition: April 8 or 9
Video and Music Submission Deadline: March 31
(Virtual solos may also opt to enter the same video from preliminaries)
Virtual Live Stream and In-Person Competition: TBD
(For virtual entries, the semi-final video will be used)
All first place youth, junior, and senior soloists at any of our 2020-2021 regional competitions and virtual championships will earn one free solo entry in our 2021 national championship!
The DTU battle competition is an epic showdown of the best of the best!
Exclusive to Dance Team Union, top scoring routines from the preliminary round are selected and invited to perform in the Battle, hoping to win the coveted Battle Cup.
The atmosphere is unlike any other!
We are working on making this year's Battle as epic as ever, while ensuring the health and safety of all performers and spectators. More details to come!
Each team routine that makes it to the final round in the National Championship will receive a finalist trophy.
All of our teams who earn a 2021 DTU national title will receive:
A National Champion Trophy
National Champion Jackets for each team member and coach
National Champion rings for each team member and coach
A National Champion banner
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
PAST DTU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2020 NATIONALS RECAP VIDEOS
Click to see any of our division recap videos.
Check out the official 2020 National Championship Highlight video!
2020 NATIONALS DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!
The 2020 DTU Nationals Documentary features amazing teams across the country! Check out all of this years documentary featurettes as they tell their story and share their road to Nationals with us!
Soloists will compete in the following divisions based upon grade level:
Senior (grades 11 and 12)
Junior (grades 9 and 10)
Youth (grades 6, 7 and 8)