All Star is at an all new level
The U.S. All Star Federation is not just an organization; we are a family, a community that supports and empowers athletes to reach new levels! Whether in training or in competition, the USASF serves as a vital link, connecting athletes with dedicated cheer and dance professionals who strive to uphold the highest standards in athlete protection, compliance, fairness and safety. We provide athletes with access to the most prestigious All Star events and opportunities to showcase their talents on regional, national and worldwide stages. With access to the best member clubs and educational resources, athletes have the tools to conquer new skills and unlock their true potential.
The Dance World Championship will kick off on Friday, April 26, and run through Monday, April 29, 2024. Over the past few years, event producers have experienced All Star growth, enabling them to award an increasing number of Dance Worlds bids. To accommodate the growth and help ensure a magical experience for everyone, it is necessary to expand the event to four days. The extra day will feature the following divisions/rounds:
Advancement. U.S. teams with at-large bids will compete in prelims on the first day of the competition. A minimum of 50 percent of prelim teams will advance to the semi-final round. Prelim teams advancing to semi-finals will be reverse-seeded and distributed among the partial-paid bid teams within the performance order. The Junior Division will follow the IASF Open Division protocol where the top three teams from each country advance from the semi-finals to the finals. Scores do not carry over from one round to the next.
We are currently evaluating how the remaining divisions/rounds will flow on Saturday-Monday, as we work to strive for more balanced days allowing dancers, judges and staff more time to regroup and prepare for the upcoming day's competition. Stay tuned and be sure to visit TheDanceWorlds.net to stay up-to-date with the latest event information.
In 2024, we anticipate celebrating more than 450 dance teams and 6,000 dancers from 25 countries. We hope to see you there!
THE DANCE WORLDS
April 26-29, 2024
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Each year following Worlds, the USASF and IASF evaluate the most recent divisions offered to ensure they remain competitive. With increased international participation and growth in certain genres, The Dance Worlds announces the following division updates.
USASF SENIOR DIVISIONS
Senior Small Contemporary/Lyrical will conduct a preliminary round for at-large bid recipients
Senior Small Jazz and Senior Small Pom will conduct a preliminary round for at-large bid recipients
IASF OPEN DIVISIONS
These divisions will split by size:
• Open Open Elite 6-15 members
• Open Open Premier 16-30 members
• Open Elite Jazz 6-15 members
• Open Premier Jazz 16-30 members
• Open Elite Pom 6-15 members
• Open Premier Pom 16-30 members
IASF JUNIOR DIVISION REMINDER
U.S. teams only: The bottom age for Juniors on the USASF age grid DID NOT come up to match the International age grid for the 2023-24 season. If you plan to roster a Junior team to be considered for selection to compete at The Dance Worlds you must meet IASF age grid and division requirements. Go to: IASF AGE GRID AND DIVISIONS.
All other divisions will remain the same from 2023. Watch for updates to be posted on TheDanceWorlds.net soon.
USASF knows the All Star community continues to thrive when we can help provide positive and nurturing environments for our athletes in training and in competition. With best practices in place, the All Star community works to actively safeguard our athletes, aiming to help prevent misconduct or abuse. One such practice is the required JDP background checks for adult participants of the USASF. New for the 2023/24 season is JDP’s introduction of Verified Identification (vID) to the background check process. vID is highly accurate, fraud-protected identity verification to better safeguard our athletes and the security of our members’ data. vID uses your phone’s camera to scan your ID and to take a real-time selfie to ensure the member applicant matches the ID. vID is quick and easy. All you need is a valid state-issued photo ID and your phone.
For more information: usasf.net/background-screening
Adult members with more than one membership category now have the option to merge their various member profiles into one account. For example, a coach who is also an athlete may combine the separate accounts into one; a coach who is also a parent of an athlete may combine their coach and athlete accounts. This will enable the member to maintain just one login with the ability to toggle between the various profiles. Each adult member participating in more than one membership category will receive a notification that multiple profiles have been found and prompted to designate one email address for their login username. Fees for each member type still must be paid separately. Eligibility requirements for each role must be met.
USASF coaches who select Exceptional Athlete in their account profiles are now required to complete specialized abuse prevention training. This course is in addition to the regular abuse prevention training required of all coach members. Both trainings will be prompted in the member profile.
The USASF strives to create a safe, stable and nurturing sport where athletes can train, compete and ultimately thrive. Promoting environments free from abuse and misconduct help shape a child’s future for many years to come. The policies outlined in the USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance (THE CODE) are intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur. We encourage all members to review and bookmark THE CODE.
Updated June 28, 2023
The deadline for coaches and club owners to apply for a seat on the USASF Board of Directors is June 30, 2023.
As the largest membership organization in the All Star community, the USASF values diversity within our leadership team and aims to include individuals who are closely connected to our most precious members—our athletes. This inclusive approach will facilitate transformative growth for the USASF. If you have a deep passion for the future of our sport and care about its direction, we encourage you to apply.
All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by a selection committee. All eligible USASF coaches and club owners will have the opportunity to vote on the seat on July 22.
Original post June 1, 2023
The USASF Board of Directors has officially allocated a seat designated for a USASF coach member to be voted on by eligible members. The crucial process of voting to select the coach representative will occur on July 22. Stay tuned for more information as we roll out this new process in the coming weeks.
Cheer Rules changes are found at: resources.usasfmembers.net/rules/rules-change-cycle/cheer-rules-changes/.
1. DII Determination and Eligibility
2. CheerABILITIES Unified Division Age Grid
3. Addition of Unified Division Rules
Dance Rules changes are found at: resources.usasfmembers.net/rules/rules-change-cycle/dance-rules-changes/
1. Amendments to prep rules
2. Spotter definition added
3. Additions to rules regarding Minis, pom and costuming
4. Adjustment to Open Division age grid
This year the USASF celebrates 20 years of championing athletes and shaping the future of All Star. It began in 2003 when several event producers came together to make All Star a safer sport by establishing fair and consistent rules and competition standards. A membership system was developed for all participants to help maintain competition compliance and fair play in the sport. Today, the USASF includes more than 150,000 members. Join us as we continue to evolve and grow together.