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.

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USASF: Worlds Updates – February 6, 2018

The Cheerleading and Dance 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.

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!

Junior Dance Qualification

Want to compete your Junior dance team at the 2018 USASF Dance World Championship? Earn a bid to compete in the Junior Dance division by submitting a video for qualification. Click here to learn more.

Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

Exceptional Athletes (formerly teams with Special Needs) 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 the 2018 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds. For more information, visit:

Cheer Video Submission | Dance Video Submission

Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018.

USASF Worlds Updates – January 17, 2018

Dance Worlds Resource

If you have any question as to which category (Jazz or Contemporary/Lyrical) 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 at least one week prior to any sanctioned event. Our evaluation staff will review and advise.

Teams With Special Needs Qualification

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. 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 1, 2018.

Cheer Video Submission | Dance Video Submission

Junior Dance Qualification

Any U.S. Junior (JD) dance team that would like to receive a 2018 USASF Dance World Championship bid to compete in the Junior Dance division 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 Dance Division. Video submission deadline: March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more.

USASF: Worlds Updates

Cheer Worlds Scoring

The draft version of the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds scoring system for Club Divisions is now available. For international divisions, please visit the IASF website.

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. 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 1, 2018.

CHEER Video Submission | DANCE Video Submission

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: Watch Worlds Live!

Even if you’re not in Orlando, you won’t miss a minute of the action from The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship when you subscribe to the live stream available exclusively on FloCheer! Tune in for performances from every cheer and dance venue, special features, stories, interviews, results and more!

Sign up for Live Stream Now!

USASF Cheer and Dance Member Updates – February 2017

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 Updates

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!

Dance Updates

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.

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