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State cheer, dance championships go virtual

Preparations are underway for the 2020-21 TSSAA Cheer/Dance Championships, which will be conducted in an online “virtual” format this school year due to COVID-19.

The TSSAA championships recognize middle and high school cheer and dance teams in 35 categories of competition and are normally held in December of each school year.

TSSAA worked with UCA for several months to identify a suitable venue for holding the championships in person, but ultimately decided to hold the event virtually using UCA’s online competition system.

Teams will film their routines in their own gyms, football stadiums or other facilities with an NFHS-approved surface. Once recorded, teams will upload the video files of their routines to Varsity TV.

The deadline for all video uploads is Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The TSSAA Cheer and Dance Virtual State Championships will then be available to the general public to watch on-demand on Varsity TV beginning March 6.

Each team will receive a free one-month subscription to watch.