ENTRY FEES: $75.00 PER Team Routine.  $20.00 PER Soloist.  $40.00 PER Duet.

No limit on the number of routines your group wants to submit.

 

TIME LIMIT:

Time limit is four (4) minutes (except Solo and Duet, which is two and a half minutes (2 minutes 30 seconds)A penalty of ten (10) points will be given if go over the time limit in any category by more than ten (10) secondsAll music is timed from the first beat of music to the last beat of music (except for cheer categories, it is from first vocal word).

 

MOUNTING/STUNTING/TUMBLING:

No copters or tuck basket tosses; no more than two (2) people high (unless in College level division); and spotters for each stunt/mount are required.  No mounting allowed in Non-Mounting Cheer-Dance (must have one (1) hand or one (1) foot on the floor at all times except when doing jumps or gymnastics/tumbling).  Must have at least three (3) different types of mounts in mounting categories (except Pre-K/Tiny, which is a minimum of one (1) mount).

Gymnastics/tumbling, stunting, rolls/somersaults, splits, pyramids, and jumps can be done by any and all squads in any category, including Optional categories (except no mounts/stunts in the Non-Mounting Cheer and Non-Mounting Cheer-Dance).  We suggest you not use exact material from summer camps or clinics, or television shows.  Originality score may be lower if recognized by judges.

 

POMPON:

Squads in the Pompon division are to use pompons and must use them during most of the routine (pompons can be out of hands for no more than four (4) counts of eight (8) (32 counts) for the execution of a pompon pass or some type of hand movements or stunt assistance).  Colored gloves may be worn by squads for effect when performing a pompon pass or for an ending or beginning pose.  School uniform is preferred in the Pompon divisions.  Squads are not judged higher by wearing a costume, nor judged lower for not wearing a costume.  Routines should have at least three (3) different formation changes and also contain ripples (follow the leader) and/or contagions (one group starts on a number/move, then next group starts same set of moves, etc.), visual effects with pompons, and levels (i.e., some kneel and some stand, etc.).  As with any and all routines, no sexually explicit, or offensive movements/gestures permitted.  Keep the routine in good taste.

 

KICKLINE:

In the Sr. and College Kickline divisions, squads must do a minimum of 40 (forty) kicks (Not 40 counts).  In the Elementary and Junior divisions, squads must do a minimum of thirty (30) kicks (Not 30 counts).  There should be at least three (3) different types of kicks used in the Kickline routine (i.e., high, knee, fan, snap, etc.).  The routine should consist of at least three (3) different formation changes and also contain ripples (follow the leader) and/or contagions (one group starts on a number/move, then next group starts same set of moves, etc.).  Costumes and school uniforms are acceptable attire.  You do not have to perform all of the kicks in a row.  Break it up with some dance movements, ripples, contagions, formation changes, tumbling/gymnastics, etc.  As with any and all routines, no sexually explicit, or offensive movements/gestures permitted.  Keep the routine in good taste.

 

HIPHOP, JAZZ, LYRICAL AND MISC. DANCE:

The Miscellaneous category is any style of dance not fitting into HipHop, Jazz or Lyrical. It can be a novelty routine, prop routine, baton, flag, or a mixture of styles in one routine (i.e. pompon, HipHop and Jazz in one routine).  The routine should consist of at least three (3) different formation changes and also contain ripples (follow the leader) and/or contagions (one group starts on a number/move, then next group starts same set of moves, etc.).  Costumes or school uniform may be worn.  As with any and all routines, no sexually explicit, or offensive movements/gestures permitted.  If guys are in the dance, they must do same types of moves as females (if more than one (1) co-ed team, we will break them out in a separate division if possible).

 

CHEER-DANCE:

There are two (2) categories for Cheer-Dance - Mounting and Non-Mounting and teams can compete in both categories if they wish.  Squads may do a cheer at any time during the performance, or may wish to use music only.  Signs, megaphones, colored gloves, pompons, etc. are acceptable "props". Costumes or school uniform are acceptable attire in the Cheer-Dance category.  The routine should consist of at least three (3) different formation changes and also contain ripples (follow the leader) and/or contagions (one group starts on a number/move, then next group starts same set of moves, etc.).  Mounting categories must contain at least three (3) different mounts (with the exception of Pre-K teams, which can perform with a minimum of one (1) mount). As with any and all routines, no sexually explicit, or offensive movements/gestures permitted.  Keep the dance in good taste.

 

SOLOS & DUETS:

TIME LIMIT = two and a half minutes (2 minutes 30 seconds).  Solo and Duet category is open to males and females and you do not have to be on a team that is competing in other divisions to be eligible to compete in these talent categories. Talent can be dancing, singing, magic tricks, musical instruments, comedians, juggling, stunting, baton twirling, gymnastics, etc.

 

SCORE SHEETS:

Copies of final scoresheets will be mailed to the coaches together with ribbons for each participant shown in the videos following the posting of the Final Results on the website. Depending on the number of teams in a category, trophies will only be given out for 1st and 2nd Places.

 

MUSIC:

No music with profanity - use edited versions please.

 

DIVISIONS:

Divisions will be broken down by using the entries PAID by the DEADLINE (March 3, 2021).  Team sizes will also be broken down as much as possible by the number of members on the teams registered into Small, Medium and Large divisions, or by school Classes (A, B, C, or D).  If your squad is not a team broken down by grade but has mixed grades/ages, just circle school/age level (i.e., elementary, Middle, tiny, junior, by the age of the oldest competitor, etc.).  Elementary and Junior High/Middle schools may overlap in grades (i.e., 6th graders are elementary level if school ends with that grade and are middle if that grade is the lowest in the middle school).  Contact us if not sure what division your team should be in.  Teams can be moved to a higher division if coach wishes to do so.  If males are in a routine, they must do the same types of moves as females (if more than one (1) co-ed team, we will break them out in a separate division when possible).  A team with only one (1) or two (2) males on it does not need to be in a Co-Ed division unless they are not doing the same moves as the females on the team.