Each year, the NCA High School Cheerleading Championship brings thousands of youth from all over to downtown Dallas to compete in a rigorous, two-day competition. The NCA is the world’s most original cheerleading company. With a dedication to innovation and a passion for leadership, NCA has paved the way for modern day cheerleading all over the world. As the Dallas West End welcomes the cheerleaders, we invite them to explore our fine dining restaurants, and tour our part of downtown with shopping and attractions, making us the ultimate destination.
What Is The NCA High School Championship?
The 2017 NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center from January 21-22. High schools from all over come to compete in preliminary and final competitions, showcasing what they have to bring to win gold! Teams compete in three divisions – Performance, Game Day, and Time Out, each one more rigorous and complex, designed to demonstrate team-building and a unique skill-set.
- Performance – performance divisions are meant to be entertaining, with a visual showcase of athleticism, including a cheer and dance portion in the routine.
- Game Day – much like the performance division, the game day division is meant to be entertaining, with a more rigorous and advanced level of athleticism, with the main difference is the crowd leading portion of the cheer.
- Time Out – these routines should focus on crowd-leading material suitable for sideline or pep rallies. The Time Out categories are: cheer, dance and fight song. Teams must compete in all three categories (Performance, Game Day and Time Out) to be eligible for the national title.
All teams competing receive a placement trophy, while the national champions receive a prize pack that includes a jacker, megaphone trophy, and an exclusive trip to the NCA champions club!
Cheer Your Way To The West End
Exclusive hotel packages are offered through the convention site, but for those who are traveling from out of town to stay can look no further than downtown Dallas’ West End! Our luxury hotels are just minutes away from public transportation to the NCA Championship: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Springhill Suites, and all within a few minutes walk to attractions, fine dining and shopping in the historic West End!
After the convention days, be sure to check out authentic Texan cuisine, enjoy dinner at one of the best steakhouses in downtown Dallas, and enjoy happy hour specials for the whole family at one of the unique fine dining restaurants! If it is your first visit to the West End, be sure to put down one of our premiere dining places on your itinerary:
After cheering your way to victory, be sure to stop by and pick up a few souvenirs that will have all your friends talking from Wild Bills Western Store! Wild Bills serves everything from cowboy boots to hand-crafted jewelry – all locally made and custom-ordered!
Say It Loud: G-O W-E-S-T-E-N-D!
The West End district in downtown Dallas is proud to host the NCA High School Championship at the Kay Bailey Convention Center, along with our extensive and exquisite selections of fine dining restaurants and premiere shopping that is unique as Texas is. Find all that you need here for your post-victory meal and entertainment, grab dinner at one of the best steakhouses of Dallas, and commute to your hotel all within in the city limits – it’s all happening in the West End!