Exceptional Athletes

Any U.S.or non-U.S. CheerABILITIES & DanceABILITIES teams that would like to receive a bid to perform/exhibition in the CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES Divisions at The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship in 2021 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 5 CheerABILITIES teams and 5 DanceABILITIES teams (limited to one team per program) are selected to receive “At-Large” bids. 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 performing on The Cheerleading & Dance Worlds’ floors.

Age Requirements
At the 2021 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds the athlete must be at least 5 + years old with the birth year of 2015 or before with no maximum age requirement.

Credentials Required for Eligibility CHEER ONLY
U.S. teams only, at least one coach must be credentialed to Level 2 in both building and tumbling or one in each category in order to be eligible to receive a bid. Contact your Regional Director for more information.

Bid Acceptance
U.S. Bid winners must accept the bid via their member portal within 48 hours of receiving it and non-U.S. teams must accept by email within 48 hours of the Announcement. Any “At-Large” bid not accepted may be transferred to an alternate team at USASF’s discretion.

Video Submission Requirements
U. S. teams may only submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer Member’s Sanctioned Event (not applicable for non-U.S. teams competing internationally). Deadline for online form/video submissions: Monday, March 8, 2021.

Evaluation Process
Teams submitting a video for a bid will be evaluated using the USASF CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES score sheet which is located on the rules site within the USASF Member Portal. DanceABILITIES teams will be scored on a fair play score sheet, not broken up into genres.

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $50 per routine submission. You may submit as many routines as you like, however only one team per program can earn a bid.
Example: Happy Stars DanceABILITIES A can submit a pom and a jazz routine. Each team would be registered separately with two separate entry fees of $50 each totaling $100.

Selected teams receiving “At-Large” bids, along with all scores, will be announced on the USASF website on Friday, March 13th.

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!
Exceptional Athlete Video Qualification

Helpful Tip
Let your Event Producer know ahead of time that your CheerABILITIES or DanceABILITIES team will be qualifying for a bid to The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds and will need a copy of their performance on DVD/flash drive before you leave the event. In many cases, the video staff can pull your routine after your performance and save you the wait time!