Any U.S. Junior dance team that would like to receive a bid to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance World Championship in 2020 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. The number of participants that performed on the competition floor in the video at the qualifying event may not be exceeded by the number of participants competing in the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds.
If it any point during the 2020 calendar year an athlete is 10 to 15 years old, the athlete is eligible to compete in the Junior division.
EXAMPLE 1: A 9-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the minimum age is 10. That athlete is legal for the division if the athlete turns 10 on or before December 31st, 2020.
EXAMPLE 2: A 16-year-old athlete is participating in a division where the maximum age is 15. That athlete would be legal for the division if the athlete was 15 years old any time during 2020.
If you have any questions about the age eligibility of an athlete on your team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event a junior team receives a bid and there are athletes on the team that will not be eligible to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds event, these athletes will need to be replaced using the substitution and alternate rules found in the bid packet. Be vigilant when submitting for a Junior Bid to calculate ages correctly and plan for potential substitutes and alternates appropriately.
Bid winners must accept the bid via their member portal or email within 48 hours of announcing. Any At-Large bid not accepted may be transferred to an alternate team at USASF's discretion.
Video Submission Requirements
Teams may only submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer Members event that provides bids to The Dance World Championship. Clarification: Submission does not have to be from their bid-giving event. Deadline for online form/video submission: March 8, 2020.
Teams submitting a video for a bid will be evaluated using the USASF Score Sheet with all styles (Hip Hop, Pom, Jazz, Kick) being adjudicated against each other. Note: Teams submitting a routine in the Contemporary/Lyrical genre are not eligible to receive a bid for the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds as it is not listed as an available category (see link below).
At Worlds, teams will compete in the Junior Division using the IASF Score Sheet. All performances will be adjudicated against one another and may incorporate any one style or combinations of style outlined in the IASF category listing. For a complete category listing, visit iasfworlds.com.
Each category entry fee is $50. You may submit as many routines as you like, however only one team per program can earn a bid.
EXAMPLE: Shooting Stars Junior Team A can submit a Pom and Jazz routine. Shooting Stars Junior Team B can submit a Hip Hop and Pom routine. You would register each team separately and have 2 entry fees per team totaling $100 each.
Selected teams receiving At-Large bids, along with all scores, will be announced on the USASF.net website on March 13, 2020.
How to Qualify
Click the link below to complete the entry form, provide payment, and to upload a link to your video. Be sure your video link is operable!
Click here to complete your Entry Form