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.

IASF Dance Latest Updates

IASF LogoThe 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]

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

USASF: Join USASF this Summer!

National Meeting

Elevate yourself. Elevate your program. Elevate All Star!

Join USASF this summer at the National Meeting in Dallas, TX August 10-11. Log in to your COACH profile, select Credentialing Website from the drop down menu at the top right, then select MEETINGS AND EVENTS on the left side to register. Click here for general information and the block schedule.

See what the excitement is about!

Coaches & Owners

Integrity Motivates People And Cultures to Transform (IMPACT). Coaches and owners will make an IMPACT on their athletes, program and fellow coaches by participating in this leadership series exclusively for All Star Cheer and Dance professionals. Click here for details

Cheer & Dance Leaders

Bettering Our Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT) activates young cheer and dance leaders to become strong peer role models who put team first, fully commit to their All Star program and learn to make the choices that lead to accomplishment. Developed and led by alumni of the USASF Mentoring Leaders program, BOLT will set young athletes on their path to success. Click here for details

Male All Star Athletes

A leadership program just for male All Star athletes! Males Advancing Respect, Character and Honor (MARCH) builds confident, strong, principled and motivated male leaders, and prepares them to lead their peers, their team, their All Star programs and in their extended community. Click here for details

Athlete Leadership

Developed for ALL All Star athletes. Want to transform your athletes into leaders for their teammates, their program and their community? Join USASF this summer! Watch this testimonial by Drake #leadershipforlife

USASF Dance Rules are Now Available

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:

  1. Log into your USASF Member Profile
  2. In the top right hand corner, look for your name and a drop-down menu that links to the rules
  3. You will be able to view, download and/or print a PDF version of the rules

As the rules are a benefit of membership in the USASF, they will only be available to members and will not be posted on USASF.net or USASFrules.com.

Questions?

Contact Meredith Walker

USASF: Athlete Safety

Athlete Safety is our #1 Priority!

Our mission includes “strive for a safe environment for our athletes.” To the USASF, safety extends beyond our Cheer or Dance safety rules for performance. We’re committed to helping our members create the safest overall environment for every All Star athlete, so we’ve made resources available for use in gyms and studios.

Log in to your member profile, select Visit USASF Community in the drop down menu top right, and search athlete protection resources to view the PDF with valuable information.

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: Cheer & Dance Updates

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!

Cheer: Is this Legal? | Dance: Is this Legal?

USASF: Cheer & Dance Rules and Video Glossary

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!

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

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