Dance is an expressive art form and an important part of All Star sports that builds stamina, speed, muscle, flexibility and poise. USASF member dance programs offer athletes the opportunity to participate on teams in a variety of competitions to become well-trained and well-rounded dancers while learning valuable life skills.
Dance style is a key component of All Star Dance with choices ranging from contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, jazz, pom, kick and variety. These are also typical dance categories you may see at a USASF competition. Competition routines will incorporate many technical elements and skills specific to the dance styles while emphasizing musicality, uniformity, synchronization, complexity, and athleticism. And, depending on the competition, teams also have the opportunity to work with judges to receive feedback on what they did well and ways to improve.
All Star Dance differs from traditional school dance teams in that its primary purpose is competition, while school dance involves crowd leading and other school roles, as well as the option for competition. All Star dance teams are most often organized and based out of a studio and have teams that are open to all area dancers.
For individuals who want to discover All Star dance in a fun, non-competitive, technique-centered atmosphere. FUNdamentals prepares young athletes for more competitive and performance-based teams.
For individuals who are new to All Star but ready for performance-based teams that are evaluated at events. Novice teams focus on strengthening technique and performance skills that help prepare athletes for competitive All Star teams.
For individuals with limited technical element proficiency who want to strengthen technique and performance skills in a competitive team atmosphere. Prep teams typically require less time and cost commitments than are required of All Star Elite teams.
For dancers with strong dance training and solid technical ability. Elite teams are comprised of individuals who are ready for highly competitive performance levels.