Become a Certified Legality Official
Do you know the cheer and dance rules? Become a Legality Official!
We are excited to offer you the opportunity to become a certified Legality Official at the National Meeting. Join us on Saturday, August 11th for Cheer and Sunday, August 12th for Dance Legality Official Training. Additional registration required. Click here for more information.
Les Stella, Director IASF
Dana Fielding, IASF Director of Cheer Rules
Amy Tyler, IASF Director of Cheer Adjudication
Megan Wagner, IASF Executive Assistant
Meredith Walker, IASF Director of Dance Rules
Mary Wendt, IASF Director of Dance Adjudication
Questions? We have you covered.
Scoring, Divisions & Age Grids are accessible on our website! Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Email us! – IASF CUSTOMER SERVICE
The latest IASF 2019 Dance Worlds Age Grid and Division List has been updated. Click Here to see this updated list.
Two common questions we have received about this list are:
1. What is the difference between Elite and Premiere?
The only difference is the size of the team. Elite is 6-15 team members and Premiere is 16-30.
2. Will there be Cont/Lyrical at the 2019 Dance Worlds?
Yes, this will be under the Open Open Division.
Also, the IASF Dance Scoring System has been released. Click Here
If you are a Dance Coach and you missed the IASF webinar regarding IASF Dance, you can Click Here and watch the recorded webinar. You will have to input some information first but you will have immediate access to the webinar.
If you have a question regarding IASF Dance Scoring, please send an email to [email protected]
If you have a question about IASF Dance Rules or want to send in a video to check for legality of a skill, please send an email to [email protected]
Dear USASF Members:
There’s an App for that and we have it! Member coaches and owners, be sure to check out the most efficient way to submit a rules question by using the USASF Coach App. The USASF Rules and Legality Review teams are no longer using email for video submission.
Click here to learn more, watch the ‘how to’ video, and review guidelines and reminders.
The USASF Coach App is available for both Apple and Android devices.
Download it today!
Dear USASF Dance Members:
The U.S. All Star Federation Dance Safety Rules, Glossary and Divisions & Categories documents have been approved by the Dance Rules Committee and Board of Directors and are now available in your member profiles.
For easy access to the 2018-19 USASF Dance Rules:
- Log into your USASF Member Profile
- In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
- You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules
Contact Meredith Walker
Cheer Credentialing Update
Cheer Coach Credentialing has been updated in the database. Please log into your coach profile and review the credentials that appear on your dashboard. If your dashboard does not display credentials or you believe the data that is showing is incorrect, follow this link and let us know.
Dance Rules & Policy Change Suggestions
Dance coaches and owners, have suggestions for existing rules? The 2018-19 Dance Rules & Policy Change Form is now available. We’d love to hear from you.
Policy change submission deadline: March 1, 2018.
Is this Legal?
Don’t risk legality points at an event when you could have your skill reviewed before you compete and know if it’s legal or not!
The USASF is thrilled to announce a brand new resource for members! You now have access to an exclusive Video Library that illustrates nearly every Rule and Glossary term for the USASF Cheer & Dance Rules & Safety Guidelines. Do you ever ask yourself “what exactly does that rule mean?” Just click the links and we’ll show you! Log in to your USASF member profile, go to the drop down menu in the top right corner, select “Visit USASF Rules Video Library” and start clicking!
Dear USASF Members:
Recent clarifications made to the 2017-18 USASF Cheer and Dance rules are nearing completion and will be available to you on September 6th by logging into your USASF member profile.
If you haven’t already, log in to renew your USASF Membership. For help with how to log in or for additional support, click here.
Do you have an idea for a Dance Rule Change? Submit your proposal here.
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.
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.
Cheer & Dance Updates
Scholarship Opportunities – USASF Scholarships are available to young athletes to help offset expenses associated with participating with USASF member programs. Share the opportunities with your athletes! Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017
Are These Dates On Your Calendar Yet? – Plan ahead and connect with USASF members at a USASF Regional Convention this summer!
Who Is Going to Worlds ? – Check out the list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship! The list is growing every week!
Is This Legal? – Don’t risk legality points at an event when you could have your skill reviewed before you compete and know if it’s legal or not!
Cheer Rules Overview – If you haven’t registered yet, please join us on Thursday, February 2nd at 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 10am PST for a webinar to review the 2017-18 Cheer Rules, Age Grid and Program Definition.
You must register for the webinar, as space is limited.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have questions after having reviewed the new Cheer Rules documents, you can submit them online prior to the webinar.
Cheer Worlds Cup Race – Check out the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, the newest opportunity for Level 5 and 6 cheer teams to earn their way to The Cheerleading World Championship!
Submit Your Proposal – Do you have an idea for a Dance Rule Change? Submit your proposal here. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.
Category Designation – The Contemporary/Lyrical category is being offered for the second season at USASF Sanctioned Events, and for the FIRST time at The Dance Worlds in 2017. If you have any question as to which category you should register your routine at any USASF Sanctioned Event, and especially if you’re competing for a bid to The Dance World Championship, please submit a form at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.
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.