2019 MA National
Dance & Auxiliary Championship
All Day Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019

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The competition begins on Friday morning and runs through Saturday evening! Teams should plan travel plans so that they are available on Friday for competition.

Though prequalification for MA Nationals is not a necessity, it is highly encouraged that you attend one of our regional championships so that you have an opportunity to receive helpful critiques for your performance before Nationals.

Spectator Admissions and Parking

Spectator Fee $20.00 per day
Children under 6 and Spectators over 65 $12.00 per day

Parking: The convention center has expanded its parking to include two garage areas located on Houston Street and Commerce Street.  Garage Parking will be $10-$15 a day for both Friday and Saturday.  Metered Parking throughout the entire Ft. Worth downtown area is free after 6pm on Friday and all day Saturday.  Parking is prohibited at TWU lots located between Commerce and Calhoun.  Towing is enforced at all times.  Bus parking is very sparse in the Downtown Area therefore buses are advised to drop off and return to hotel locations.

Convention Center Address:
The address :1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Entrance to Arena Lobby – 9th Street & Commerce

Solos will be performed in ballrooms at the Ft. Worth Hilton. It is located directly across the street from the Convention center :

Ft. Worth Hilton
815 Main St.
Ft. Worth, TX 73102

National Facilities

  • Incredible 10,500 Seat Arena
  • Easy Unloading, Assembly and Storage for Props
  • Spacious and Convenient Garage Parking
  • Numerous Eateries Within Walking Distance
  • 4-5 Star Guest Hotel Accommadations
  • Easily Accessible to DFW & Love Field Airports
  • Wonderful Tourist Attractions
  • The Fabulous Atmosphere Of MA Nationals!

Flight Travel to Ft. Worth
3 airports serve the area.

  • DFW International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field Airport
  • Meacham International Airport

Professional Judges: 
Olympic Style judging will be used in the TEAM divisions.  Five (5) highly qualified judges from across the country will adjudicate each performance. The high and low scores will be eliminated and the other three will be utilized to determine each team’s total score. Three (3) judges will be used in the other divisions of Officer Lines, Dance Ensembles, Solos and Auxiliary Events. Every judge will provide both a digital audio critique and score sheet for all routines. 

Note: At MA Dance Nationals, judges will be encouraged to deduct points in the appearance and choreography captions if appropriate costuming, movement, and/or music is not utilized in all routine performances.

Numerous Divisions:  High School and Community/Studio teams are placed in different divisions with a wide variety of age groups.  This enables participants to be judged against groups and individuals of similar background and team size.

MADance Championships for dance and auxiliaries

national jackets or rings

Colleyville Heritage HS, X-Large Team National Champions, 2014

Collyeville Heritage's 2nd place contemporary routine in XLarge

Carroll Senior HS, Super Team & Officer National Champions, 2014

Here 's a look at Carroll Senior High's winning Super Kick routine.

United Middle School, Laredo, TX, Middle School National Champions, 2014


National Sweatshirt
Team Pre-Order Recommended

Team pre-orders will be announced in March and linked to a team pre-order form.

Teams must register by March 1 in order to have their team included on the back of the short sleeve Nationals T-shirt that will be available onsite.

nationals sweatshirt
2018 Sample Example


Divisions and Categories

Dance Classifications
Public High School (see divisions)
All Star / Studio (see divisions)
Private High School
High School Elite
High School JV
High School Pep
High School All-Male
High School Coed
Jr. High/Middle School
Jr. High School All Male
Jr. High School Coed
Officer Lines
Dance Ensembles
Solo Competitors

Public High School Divisions
(determined by number on team)
Small Team
5 - 15 Members
Medium Team
16 - 25 Members
Large Team
26 - 35 Members
Extra Large Team
36 - 45 Members
Super Team
46+ Members
HS Elite
10 - 24
Coed, Private HS, Jr HS, AllStar/Studio, International groups, and All-Male are NOT divided by team size.


All Star / Community / Studio Divisions

Tiny - 6 years & younger
Mini - 9 years & younger
Youth - 12 years & younger
Junior - 15 years & younger
Senior - 18 years & Younger
Classifications do not have team size requirements


13 Dance Categories:
Jazz Novelty Prop
High Kick Military Modern
Hip Hop Pom Lyrical
Open Specialty Show Production

Click here to view a description of dance categories.

Click here to view our printable National Guidelines.

NEW! 7 Solo Age Divisions

Dance Solo Age Division
Tiny - 6 years & younger
Mini - 7 to 9 years old
Younth - 10 years to 12 years old
Junior - 13 to 14 years olds
Senior - 15 to 16 years old
Senior - 17 to 18 years old
Open - 19 + years old

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