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Season Ending?

About a week ago the season for many sports started falling apart. For me it started with several conference basketball tournaments announcing they’d be played without fans and picked up speed while watching an NBA game get postponed just before tipoff, after the players had warmed up. It spread quickly to other games and then to other sports and really hit home when March Madness, a personal favorite, was cancelled.

Between the Center for Disease Control recommending “cancelling all events of 50 or more people” for 8 weeks on March 15th and the White House suggesting everyone “avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people” for the next 15 days on March 16th, pretty much everything sports related I’ve seen was cancelled or postponed, except for the Iditarod sled dog race.

This responsibly, but unfortunately includes the scheduled end of the cheer and dance season. Since March 16th I haven’t seen any industry event scheduled before the end of May saying it would remain on it’s original date. This includes:

  • ICU & USASF/IASF Worlds
  • All Varsity Events including NCA College, Summits, and US Finals
  • Many and possibly all Independent events. I’m not aware of any continuing, just not able to conclusive state I’m aware of all being postponed or cancelled.
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USASF: Worlds Events Concerning Outbreak

Cheerleading Worlds LogoAt USASF and IASF, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the athletes, coaches, friends and families that attend our Worlds events. We are closely monitoring the potential impact the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), may have on upcoming Cheerleading and Dance Worlds events and will continue to make decisions based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, local health officials and our event Partners. At this time, we have not received any indication that there is cause to cancel the upcoming Cheerleading and Dance Worlds events. We will notify you if circumstances change.

Dance WorldsFor what you should know, timely updates and more information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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USASF: Scoring for Senior Divisions at The Dance Worlds 2020

Dance WorldsLearn about the USASF Dance Score Sheet for the Senior Divisions at The Dance Worlds used by Worlds judges by watching the NEW Scoring Webinar, hosted by the Worlds Senior Panel Directors.

To learn about the Rules, Divisions, and Scoring System for the Open & Junior divisions, visit iasfworlds.com.

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USASF: Announcement Regarding Worlds 2020

Cheerleading Worlds LogoFrom the U.S. All Star Federation and the International All Star Federation regarding The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship

The Road to Worlds is an exciting one for All Star teams around the globe, and we share in the excitement and anticipation each year! The growth and momentum of All Star brings together incredible athleticism, artistry and talent at The Worlds annually. We’re looking forward to 2020.

Circumstances outside of our control have necessitated a slight adjustment of the dates of The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds for 2020. Worlds will take place on April 24, 25 and 26. The location remains at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, FL.

If you have questions, please contact:

  • U.S. Event Producers and Teams, please contact the USASF
  • Non-U.S. Event Producers and Teams, please contact the IASF

The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds 2020 Date Change FAQ

Why is there a date change for The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds?

The International Cheer Union is slightly changing their event date due to a scheduling conflict with important international meetings. That change is causing the USASF and IASF to slightly change their event date for The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds to avoid event overlap at Walt Disney World®.

What are the dates of the ICU World Championships?

To avoid a scheduling conflict with important international meetings, the 2020 ICU Worlds Championships will change their event date to April 27, 28 and 29.

Will this be the schedule for the following year?

At this time, we are only aware that it is a one-time change to the schedule.

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USASF: Worlds 2020 Divisions for Dance

As we gear up for a new event season, we wanted to share the Divisions that will be offered at The Dance Worlds, 2020.  Click here to view.

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USASF: New Location for The Dance Worlds in 2020

We’re excited to announce that The Dance Worlds will have a new (temporary) home in 2020! The Dance Worlds will return to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in 2021.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center – April 25-27, 2020

Note: The resorts that will be offered with the 2020 Worlds resident’s packages will continue to be Disney’s All Star Resort and Coronado Springs Resort. Transportation to Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center will be provided for those staying on the 2020 Worlds resident packages.

Additional details will be provided later this Fall.

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USASF and BAND Announce Partnership

USASF Logo 2018BAND is a leading group communication app that makes it easier to stay on the same page. The sponsorship will launch at The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds in April, 2019, where the Band app will serve as a communications and customer relations tool for coaches and fans, and where Band will be recognized as a co-sponsor of the USASF Cheer Abilities and Dance Abilities Gala. Find out more how the BAND communication service offers coaches and parents an uncluttered space for communication.

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USASF: Junior Dance Bid Recipients

The USASF announced the Junior teams that have been awarded At Large bids to Worlds:

  1. Dancers Edge – Jr. Small (Jazz)
  2. Dollhouse Dance Factory (Hip Hop)
  3. Dancin Bluebonnets (Jazz)
  4. Strut – Jr. Coed (Pom)
  5. Pittsburgh Poison – Dart Frogs( Hip Hop)
  6. Studio 22 (Jazz)
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USASF: All Things Worlds

The Cheerleading Worlds Club Scoring Now Available

Cheerleading Worlds LogoA final version of the 2019 Worlds Score System is now available. Click here for the Club Divisions score sheet and deductions explanations.

For rules, scoring and information regarding the IASF Divisions at Worlds, visit www.iasfworlds.com.

 

Who is Going to Worlds?

The list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship is growing every week! See who earned bids.

Cheer Bid Recipients | Dance Bid Recipients

 

The Cheerleading Worlds Cup Race

View the standings for the Worlds Cup Race, where Level 5 and 6 cheer teams earn points towards Paid or At-Large Bids to The Cheerleading World Championship!

 

Worlds Championship History

The Cheerleading Worlds launched in 2004 and The Dance Worlds in 2007. This international phenomenon draws top talent from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Worlds Championship History here.

 

The Dance Worlds Important Reminders

To learn about the differences in scoring, routine advancement and other nuances between the Senior divisions and the Open & Junior divisions at The Dance Worlds, click here.

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USASF: Worlds Championship History

USASF Logo 2018The Cheerleading Worlds launched in 2004 and The Dance Worlds in 2007. This international phenomenon draws top talent from the four corners of the globe. Check out the Worlds Championship History here.

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USASF: Video Qualifications at Worlds

USASF Logo 2018Any U.S. Junior dance team that would like to receive a bid to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance World Championship in 2019 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 6 U.S. teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive At-Large bids in the Junior Division.

Video submission deadline: March 3, 2019. Click here for more details.

Any Exceptional Athlete team that would like to receive a bid to perform at the 2019 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds may submit a video for qualification. Up to five (5) Cheer teams and up to five (5) Dance teams will be selected to receive At-Large bids to perform at Worlds.

Video submission deadline: March 3, 2019. Click here for more details.

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USASF: Who is Going to Worlds?

USASF Logo 2018The list of talented teams who have qualified for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship is growing every week! See who earned bids.

Cheer Bid Recipients | Dance Bid Recipients

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USASF: Jazz or Contemporary/Lyrical? We Can Help!

USASF Logo 2018Once again, the USASF is 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.

Because of the nuances and similarities between the genres, 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.

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USASF: Scoring for Senior Divisions at The Dance Worlds

USASF Logo 2018Learn about the USASF Dance Score Sheet for the Senior Divisions at The Dance Worlds used by Worlds judges by watching the New Scoring Webinar, hosted by the Worlds Category Directors.

To learn about the Rules, Divisions, and Scoring System for the Open & Junior divisions, visit iasfworlds.com.

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USASF: 2019 Divisions at The Dance Worlds

Dear USASF Members:

We have some exciting news to share!

You may be aware that, last year, the IASF began to oversee the Age Grid, Safety Guidelines and Scoring System for the Open/International Divisions at The Cheerleading Worlds. The IASF is now ready to do the same for The Dance Worlds in 2019.

What does this mean? The USASF will continue to oversee the Senior Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds, and the IASF will oversee the Open Divisions & Categories, Safety Guidelines and Scoring for Worlds. Coming soon, information about awarding bids in the IASF Open Divisions and Categories for dance will be made available to Event Producers.

Want to learn more? Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 2:00PM EST for an informational webinar to learn more about The Dance Worlds Divisions and Categories for 2019. Click here to register (link removed). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information:

Questions? Log into The Connection to join the conversation in the Coach Open Forum.

  • login to your Member Profile
  • Select “Visit USASF Community” at the top right