Teams Celebrate National Dance Championships at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Sunday, Feb. 5) – 365 of the best dance teams in the country competed at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. recently. 33 states were represented at the 40th UDA National Dance Team Championships which were once again held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Feb. 3-5, 2023.

The National Dance Team Championship marked its 40th anniversary this year. The competition was first held in 1983 and has been featured on ESPN every year. Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the event since 1995.

Varsity Spirit organizes the competition and announces the winners, while also live-streaming the championship on Varsity TV. The championship will air on ESPN2 and ESPNU beginning in the Spring of 2023. Viewers can check their local listings for air times.

A complete list of winning teams can be found below. More information on the event can be found by clicking here.

Division Winners at 2023 UDA National Dance Team Championships:

  • Game Day Varsity winners included:
    • Small Varsity Game Day: Mandeville High School | Mandeville, LA
    • Medium Varsity Game Day: Los Alamitos High School | Los Alamitos, CA
    • Large Varsity Game Day: Bearden High School | Knoxville, TN
    • Super Varsity Game Day: Millard North High School | Omaha, NE
    • Game Day Live: Thompson High School | Alabaster, AL

    Dance Team Small Varsity winners included:

    • Small Varsity Hip Hop: Peters Township High School | McMurray, PA
    • Small Varsity Pom: Walled Lake Northern High School | Commerce Twp., MI
    • Small Varsity Jazz: Northville High School | Northville, MI
    • Small Varsity High Kick: Crown Point High School | Crown Point, IN

    Dance Team Medium Varsity winners included:

    • Medium Varsity Hip Hop: Eisenhower High School | Shelby Twp., MI
    • Medium Varsity Pom:  Thomas More Catholic High School | Lafayette, LA
    • Medium Varsity Jazz:  Thomas More Catholic High School | Lafayette, LA

    Dance Team Large Varsity winners included:

    • Large Varsity Hip Hop: Coral Reef High School | Miami, FL
    • Large Varsity Pom: Millard North High School | Omaha, NE
    • Large Varsity Jazz: Coral Reef High School | Miami, FL
    • Large Varsity High Kick: Zachary High School | Zachary, LA

    Dance Team Varsity Intermediate winners included:

    • Varsity Intermediate Hip Hop: Arlington High School | Arlington, TN
    • Varsity Intermediate Pom: Aspen High School | Aspen, CO
    • Varsity Intermediate Jazz: Northfield High School | Northfield, MN