USASF: Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical Category Designation 2017-18 Season

Dear USASF Dance Programs and Coaches:

Because of the nuances and similarities between the genres, the USASF is, once again, assisting its members in determining the appropriate category to enter that most closely matches the descriptions provided in the USASF Divisions & Categories document located in your USASF Member Profile.

If you have any question as to which category you should register your routine in at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, submit a Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical Designation Form and at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.

Best of luck to you this season!

USASF: Dance Worlds Score Sheets and Webinars

The USASF Dance Worlds score sheets and training webinars have been posted to the website. The Category Directors recorded a detailed review of the score sheets breaking down each caption, highlighting point values, judge thoughts, and even giving insight to some of the tools the judges use to encourage consistency at The Dance Worlds. These same reviews will be used to train judges at the 2018 Dance Worlds.

These sheets are available to all event producers as an option to use during the 2017-18 event season. Coaches, be sure to check with each event producer to verify what scoring system will be used and to plan your choreography accordingly.

Click here to view the Worlds Score Sheets and Training Webinars

Cheers to a successful event season!

Cheryl Paquette, USASF Dance Adjudication Director

USASF: Worlds Announcement for Teams With Special Needs

Any Team with Special Needs that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Five (5) Cheer teams and five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive “At Large” bids to perform at Worlds. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

USASF: How Well Do You Know Your Cheer and Dance Rules?

The USASF Rules teams have created a series of questions, quizzes, and clarifications for you to determine how well you know your cheer and dance rules. Subscribe to the USASF Rules updates and receive notifications by email.

USASF: Legality Official Training & Scoring Webinars

Legality Official Training | Cheer & Dance

Don’t miss your opportunity for the final two Cheer and Dance Legality Official Training sessions this season! The deadline to register for Knoxville, TN and Albany, NY Legality Official Training is Friday, August 25th.

For more information and to register, click here. Please Note: These two sessions may not occur without a minimum number of registrations. Register today!

Scoring Webinars

CHEER: There will be a webinar to review the major changes for the draft version of Club Scoring for the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds on Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.

For more information and to pre-register, click here. Space is limited, register today!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

DANCE: Score sheets used at the 2018 Dance Worlds will be available on usasf.net beginning September 5th. Be sure to check back then!

Recorded webinars, used to train the Dance Worlds judges, that detail each of the Dance Worlds score sheets, pointing out genre differences/similarities, enhanced caption explanations and unique point values will be available late September. This is a great resource for all coaches, event producers, and dance judges!

For questions or additional information:

USASF Regional Convention Registration Now Open!

USASF Regional Conventions – It’s Time to Register!

We hope you’ve Saved the Date for the USASF Regional Convention near you this summer, because Registration is officially OPEN, and ALL of the class descriptions are available online!

New This Year

Dance specific classes and and Level 6 Cheer Credentialing are available ONLY at the West Regional Convention in Las Vegas.

Register for a USASF Regional Convention now! Spring Special: $150 ~ Register by May 30th.

Note: Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel, separate from your Convention registration. Look for the appropriate link on the Convention page.

Legality Official Training

Cheer and Dance Legality Official Training will be offered at all five Regional Convention locations. Get cheer and dance certified for the price of one certification! Click here for details.

Don’t Miss These Extras

We’re continuing last year’s pre-and post-convention workshops for coaches, owners and athletes! Extend your Regional Convention experience with:

  • BOLT and MARCH leadership training for athletes
  • IMPACT leadership training for coaches and owners
  • A free JUMPstart session for new and growing programs to connect with mentors and share ideas
  • Regional Connect session on Sunday to discuss relevant topics to your region with Connection leaders

Don’t Delay. Register Today!

Spring Special: $150 through May 30th! (Full Price $200)

USASF: The National Advisory Boards Have Been Elected!

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Cheer and Dance National Advisory Boards! Are you interested in serving on a NAB someday? Start by getting involved on your Regional Advisory Board. Contact your Regional Director for information.

Cheer National Advisory Board  |  Dance National Advisory Board

USASF: Dance Worlds Junior Video Qualification

Six deserving U.S. teams will be awarded At Large bids to compete in the Jr. Dance Division at The Dance Worlds! If your team wants to apply for qualification, read all the details here.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.

USASF: Submit Your Proposal

Do you have an idea for a Dance Rule Change? Submit your proposal here.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.

USASF: Are You Using the Most Recent Copy of the USASF Dance Rules?

Clarifications from post summer training were reflected in the 8/22/2016 draft. However, the rules have been reformatted and cleaned up a bit (no changes / no clarifications) for improved user experience and released on 11/1/16.

USASF Dance Rules