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Event Name:

2nd Annual NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championships
Date(s): March 9-10, 2018
Hosts: Oklahoma City University
Where: Oklahoma City, Okla. - Abe Lemons Arena on campus of Oklahoma City University
Where to stay:  Official Fan Hotels:
  • Courtyard by Marriott: 405-848-0808
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott: 405-604-0200
  • DoubleTree by Hilton: 405-639-2966
  • Hilton Garden Inn: 405-607-4000
  • Hampton Inn Northwest: 405-947-0953
  • Holiday Inn Express: 405-848-1500
  • Waterford Renaissance Hotel: (405) 848-4782
Format: 12 dance teams & 12 cheer teams qualify, with announcement on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. CT. 
History: The NAIA is the only athletics association to offer a national championship in this sport. Competitive Cheer and Dance became the 24th and 25th National Championships in the history of the Association, announced April 16, 2016 at the 75th annual NAIA National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. Competitive Cheer and Dance is the first to earn national championship status in the NAIA in a span of 22 years – NAIA Women’s Golf became a championship sport prior to the spring of 1995. For more information, click HERE
Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 9th

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Team Practice Time                                          Abe Lemons Arena

2:00 – 3:45 p.m.           Final Set-up                                                      Abe Lemons Arena

3:30 pm                        Doors Open                                                      Abe Lemons Arena

3:50 p.m.                      Warm-up Begins                                               Abe Lemons Arena

4:24 p.m.                      Introduce Competition/National Anthem             Abe Lemons Arena

4:30 p.m.                      Dance Preliminary Round Begins                        Abe Lemons Arena

6:30 p.m.                      Set-up Floor for Cheer                                       Abe Lemons Arena

6:45 p.m.                      Cheer Preliminary Round Begins                        Abe Lemons Arena

8:35 p.m.                      Preliminary Competition Concludes                    Abe Lemons Arena

 

Saturday, March 10th

9:00 a.m.                      Doors Open                                                      Abe Lemons Arena

9:20 a.m.                      Warm-up Begins                                               Abe Lemons Arena

9:54 a.m.                      Introduce Competition/National Anthem             Abe Lemons Arena

10:00 a.m.                    Dance Final Round Begins                                 Abe Lemons Arena

12:00 p.m.                    Set-up Floor for Cheer                                       Abe Lemons Arena

12:15 p.m.                    Cheer Final Round Begins                                  Abe Lemons Arena

2:15 p.m.                      Competition Concludes                                      Abe Lemons Arena

2:25 p.m.                      Cheer & Dance Parade of Teams and Awards     Abe Lemons Arena

Click HERE for the order of competition for the Preliminary Rounds. 

Ticket Information: Admission will be sold separately for each day of the competition and may be purchased on site only.  Doors open one hour prior to the first performance each day. The cost for daily admission is $10.  5 and under are free.
Official Merchandise:  Fine Designs | Shop and Order HERE
Photography Information: Josh Robinson
Team photos and action photos from the championship will be available for purchase online following the championship.

 

Championship Information

NAIA Cheer & Dance Championship