AC Divisions and Styles

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AMERICUP DIVISIONS & STYLES

DX reserves the right to combine, add, and/or delete divisions at their discretion.


INDIVIDUAL & SMALL GROUPS

  • MINI ... 6 yr. & younger
  • PETITE ... 7 to 8 yr.
  • JUNIOR ... 9 to 11 yr.
  • TEEN ... 12 to 14 yr.
  • SENIOR ... 15 to 19 yr.
  • COLLEGIATE ... high school graduates/current college students

DANCE TEAM CHALLENGE

  • 2-5 person group

TEAM DIVISIONS

ALL STAR

  • TINY ... 6 yr. & younger - Male(s) and Females(4) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • MINI ... 9 yr. & younger - Male(s) and Females(4) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • YOUTH ... 12 yr. & younger - Male(s) and Females(4) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • JUNIOR ... 15 yr. & younger - Male(s) and Females(4) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • SENIOR ... 18 yr. & younger - No Males - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • SENIOR SMALL ... 18 yr. & younger - No Males - 4-14 Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • SENIOR LARGE ... 18 yr. & younger - No Males - 15+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • SENIOR COED ... 18 yr. & younger - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • SENIOR MALE ... 18 yr. & younger - No Females - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • OPEN ... 14 yr. & older - No Males - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • OPEN COED ... 14 yr. & older - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week
  • OPEN MALE ... 14 yr. & older - No Females - 4+ Members - All Star Program - Practices 3.5 hr. or more per/week

REC

  • MITE ... Avg. Grade 2nd & under - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - Rec Program - Practices 3 hr. or less/per week
  • SQUIRT ...Avg. Grade between 3rd and 5th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - Rec Program / Not on a JV Team - Practices 3 hr. or less/per week
  • PREP ... Avg. Grade between 6th and 8th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - Rec Program / Not on a JV Team - Practices 3 hr. or less/per week
  • TEEN ... Avg. Grade between 9th and 12th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - Rec Program / Not on a JV Team - Practices 3 hr. or less/per week

SCHOOL / COLLEGIATE

  • ELEMENTARY ... Avg. Grade 5th & under - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - School Program - Practices 5 hr. or less/per week
  • MS/JR. HIGH ... Avg. Grade between 6th and 8th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - School Program - Not on JV Team
  • JUNIOR VARSITY ... Avg. Grade between 9th-12th - Male(s) and Female(s) - School Program - Not on Varsity Team
  • SMALL VARSITY ... Avg. Grade 9th-12th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - School Program - Not on JV Team - 999 or less enrollment using grades 10-12 for calculation
  • LARGE VARSITY ... Avg. Grade 9th-12th - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - School Program - Not on JV Team - 1,000 or more enrollment using grades 10-12 for calculation
  • VARSITY ... Avg. Grade 9th - 12th -  Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - School Program - Not on JV Team 
  • COLLEGIATE ... 17 yr. & older - Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members - High School Graduate

other

  • SPECIAL NEEDS ... All Ages - Male(s) and Female(s) - Unlimited - Special Individuals with Exceptional Personalities
  • PARENT ... Adults 18 yr. & Older - Male(s) and Female(s) - Unlimited - Parents or Mentors who enjoy dancing

WORLD QUALIFYING DIVISIONS

Updated 11/10/16

18 Bids up for grabs in 2017!

  • SENIOR ... Contemporary/Lyrical, Small Jazz, Large Jazz, Small Pom, Large Pom, Small Hip Hop, and Large Hip Hop
  • SENIOR COED ... Small Coed Hip Hop and Large Coed Hip Hop
  • OPEN ... Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop
  • OPEN COED ... Coed jazz, Coed Pom, and Coed Hip Hop
  • OPEN MALE ... Hip Hop
    • Divisions combined per USASF instructions

THE ONE QUALIFYING DIVISIONS

10 PAID BIDS up for grabs in 2017!

PAID BIDS will be awarded to FIRST PLACE CHAMPIONS.

All 1ST, 2ND, and 3RD place routines have the opportunity to attend any of THE ONE FINALS events.


DEFINITIONS OF STYLES

Updated 11/10/16

HIP HOP - Incorporating any street style movements with an emphasis on execution, style, creativity, body isolations and control, rhythm, uniformity and musical interpretation.

JAZZ - Encompassing traditional or stylized hard-hitting, crisp and/or aggressive approach to movement and can include moments of softness while complementing musicality. Emphasis is placed on body alignment, extension, control, uniformity, communication and technical skills.

KICK - Control, height uniformity, extension, toe points, timing, & creativity incorporated into a variety of kick series. A kick is defined as one foot remaining on the floor while the other foot lifts with force at least one inch from the floor. 

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY - Using organic, pedestrian and/or traditional modern or ballet vocabulary as it complements the lyric and/or rhythmic value of the music. Emphasis is placed on control, sustained, expressive movement, body placement, contraction/release, use of breath, uniformity, and communication.

OPEN - Incorporating any one style or combination of styles.

POM - Strong pom technique (clean, precise and sharp motions), synchronization, visual effects and may incorporate pom elements (i.e. pom passes, jump sequences, leaps/turns, kick lines, etc.). Poms must be used 80% of the routine.