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When:  March 17, 2018
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.  Competition begins at noon


Spectator admission will be $12.00 at the door.  Children 5 and under are free.



Where: J.S. Dorton Arena -  Raleigh, NC

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607


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Registration Deadlines:


Early:  February 3, 2018

On-Time:   February 17, 2018

Final:   March 3, 2018



Warm Up Area:

42' by 12' carpet bonded foam matted practice area

60' by 12' carpet bonded spring tumbling strip

42’ by 54’ carpet bonded foam matted practice area










It has earned an international reputation since its construction in 1951. The building is ideal for concerts, trade shows, athletic events, circuses, speakers, graduations and more. The suspended roof eliminates any necessity for structural steel supports and presents no view obstructions from any seat. The exterior walls are constructed of tinted, glare-reducing glass. The two lobbies are on the ground level. The arena floor provides 25,000 square feet. Restrooms, dressing rooms and storage areas are also available.

In 1972, Dorton Arena was named a National Historic Monument. In 2002, the building celebrated 50 years of serving Raleigh and was named a National Architectural and National Civil Engineering Monument. For more information on this historic building, go to It is an excellent venue to hold a cheer and dance competition in NC.