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The 2021 & 2022 DTU National Championship will be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL!

April 8-10, 2021

FEBRUARY 18-20, 2022

 

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.

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REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2021 DTU National Championship is now open!

The last day to register for

in-person Nationals is

March 31st, 2021. 

INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION:

Hotel Accommodations

Admission

Airport Transfer

Fan T-Shirt

Breakfast Options

Educational Courses

Master Classes

Saturday, April 10th

All Star Final Competition

School Final Competition

Friday, April 9th

All Star Preliminary Competition

School Preliminary Competition

TENTATIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 8th

Semifinal Solo Competition

Final Solo Competition

Early Bird Pricing

Payment must be received in FULL by January 31st, 2021 in order to secure early bird pricing.

Standard 

Pricing

Payment must be received in FULL by February 28th, 2021 in order to secure standard pricing.

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Late 

Pricing

Payments received after February 28th, 2021 will be subject to the late rate. Final payments are due no later than March 31st, 2021.

SPIRIT SHOWDOWN

 

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! 

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VIRTUAL DIVISIONS

 

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!

PRICING

Registration includes three routines for $150 per dancer & $50 per coach.

 

Any additional routines will be $30 per dancer/routine.

REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline:

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

  • Interviews

  • Virtual Battle

  • Virtual Specialty Awards

  • Master dance classes for participants

  • "DTUniversity" classes

  • Souvenir t-shirt custom designed for your team

  • Participant Gift

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SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW THIS YEAR!

This year we will be hosting the preliminary round of our solo competition virtually on March 13, 2021! 

Soloists will compete in the following divisions:

Youth (Grades 6-8)

Junior (Grades 9-10)

Senior (Grades 11-12)

SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Preliminary Round

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 29

(Virtual solos may also opt to enter the same video from preliminaries)

 

Final Round

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 BATTLE

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!

 

AWARDS

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

2020 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!