Daytona Beach

National Cheer, Dance Events Will Remain in Daytona Through 2026


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The City of Daytona Beach will remain the home of two massive events in cheerleading and dance for the next three years, the city has announced. According to Andrew Booth of the Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, the National Dance Alliance and National Cheerleaders Association will continue their years-long partnership with the city through 2026.

The 2024 edition of the NCA and NDA's Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship will be the 28th straight year the event has been held in Daytona, making it one of the area's longest-running performance showcases. The event will be held at two of the city's most iconic venues: the Daytona Beach Bandshell and Daytona Beach Ocean Center from April 8th to 14th next year.

On top of providing the opportunity to see some of the world's foremost dance and cheer competitors, the NDA and NCA's event will bring an influx of activity to the local economy. According to Booth, this year's event brought 10,000 participants to Daytona, using 30+ hotels and patronizing numerous other local businesses.

“We are thrilled to announce that Varsity Spirit and the destination have come to an agreement to continue hosting the event at the Ocean Center and the Daytona Beach Bandshell for the next three years - and hopefully well beyond,” added Lori Campbell Baker, Executive Director for the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Daytona Beach provides the perfect backdrop for this world-class championship event that attracts thousands of young student athletes and spectators from all over the country. This prestigious event brings positive economic impact to our local economy, and our community is proud to be able to continue serving as host.”

“Varsity Spirit selecting Daytona Beach as the host city for their popular annual competition is welcomed news,” said Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick L. Henry. “We value this long-standing relationship. I want to thank everyone involved for their efforts in securing their return to Daytona Beach.”