AmeriCup

AmeriCup Dance Championship

MARCH 1-4, 2018

One week later due to the Super Bowl in Minnesota.

Minneapolis, MN

15 WORLD BIDS UP FOR GRABS Dance Worlds  

 

FOUR DAYS OF FUN

  • You decide which events fit into your schedule and when you would like to stay based on your budget.
  • NEW in 2018 - Master Classes FREE for all attendees!
  • Thursday night includes the DX trademark 'Purple Party". What a great way to begin your weekend.
  • Super Star skill competition features dancers showcasing their best leaps, turns, jumps, and kicks.
  • The semi-formal DX Awards Gala is always a favorite of attendees. Come dress up for a night of recognition concluding with our fan favorite, Celebration Dance!
  • Academic recognition, National Performer of the Year performances, All American announcement of individual accomplishments are the focus of the banquet evening.
  • DX Hall of Fame, and DX National Coach of the Year are also announced on stage.
  • Group rates at official hotels offer affordable housing for attendees and guests. Reservations booked online directly through DX.
  • While in Minnesota, most teams take a trip to the world famous Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe. Some attend a local MN Timberwolves game. Others check out the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Local restaurants within walking distance from the Minneapolis Convention Center provide fantastic meals at affordable costs.

COMPETITION

  • Competition takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the beautiful Auditorium complete with plush seating, exceptional acoustics and professional atmosphere.
  • Solos take place at the Convention Center in the Ballroom.
  • Multiple panels of judges allow performances to run back-to-back to keep the audience entertained.
  • The same panel evaluates all routines in a specific division for accurate and fair judging.
  • The Grand Championship Final Competition is BACK! The top 3 routines in each age category will compete on Sunday to determine the best-of-the-best!
  • Judges with Worlds experience will be adjudicating our world bid divisions.
  • All first, second, and third place finishers earn THE ONE FINALS bids.

AWARDS

  • GRAND CHAMPIONS who win the final competition receive official Champion Rings.
  • All American Talent & Scholastics
  • Performer of the Year Talent
  • Dance Team Challenge Groups
  • Super Star Skills Competition - Jump, Leap, Kick & Turn
  • Academic Excellence Achievements
  • Spirit & Sportsmanship
  • Distinguished Leader Recipients
  • National Coach of the Year
  • Hall of Fame Inductees

BIDS TO OTHER EVENTS

  • All first, second and third place winners qualify for THE ONE Regional events an have an opportunity to compete against other first place teams from around the country.
  • DX will also be awarding bids to the USASF Dance Worlds.

Coach Links

2018 OFFICIAL DX CREW NECK   - $45

DANCE IS MY SPORT - $50 at event / limited availability on site

Youth Sizes:  S - M - L - XL / Adult Sizes:  S - M - L - XL - 2X - 3X - 4X

Minneapolis Convention Center

LOCAL HOTELS

Official Hotels of DX AmeriCup

DETAILS

INDIVIDUALS & SMALL GROUPS

COMPETITION

2017 DX AmeriCup CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL DX DANCE COACH OF THE YEAR

  • MARY PAT NORGAARD from Ultimate Dance

DANCE COY - TOP 5 IN THE NATION

  • TRICIA WINTER for Rhinelander High School
  • HILARY VOGT from Pulaski High School
  • JULIE CHRISTENSON from Dance Expressions
  • ASHLEY FEUK from Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • MELISSA GOHLKE from Brookfield Center for the Arts

DX HALL OF FAME - NEW INDUCTEES

  • CHARLEIGH FRANCE
  • KRISANDRA SHIMPA s
  • KAYA DOYLE
  • SARAH OVERBY

DX / ANDREW LAWRENCE SPIRIT & SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

  • 5,6,7,8 DANCE STUDIO in South Dakota
  • Owner/Director - Melissa Strong

DX / IEP – IAWARD FOR INTEGRITY, ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION

  • Elizabeth Powers and Theresa Perenick from The Power of Dance, WI

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

  • 5,6,7,8 Dance Studio Senior – 3.89
  • Champion Legacy Seniors – 3.866
  • Ultimate Dance – 3.83
  • Dynamic Dance – 3.8
  • 5,6,7,8 Dance Studio Juniors – 3.788
  • Power of Dance Orion – 3.78
  • Champion Legacy Youth – 3.77
  • 5,6,7,8 Dance Studio Blue – 3.7
  • Champion Legacy Juniors – 3.7
  • Power of Dance Gemini – 3.69
  • Champion Legacy Minis – 3.68
  • Power of Dance Polaris – 3.61
  • 5,6,7,8 Dance Studio Silver – 3.6
  • Starz Dance Academy – 3.56
  • Pulaski High School – 3.52
  • Viterbo College – 3.515
  • Infinity Dance – 3.46
  • Rhinelander – 3.38
  • Brookfield Center for the Arts Senior All Stars – 3.35
  • Kindred High School – 3.25
  • Winona State University – 3.19
  • Island City - 3.0

 DISTINGUISHED LEADERS

  • 5678! Dance Studio - Callie Olson
  • Brookfield Center for the Arts - Kathleen Flatley
  • Champion Legacy - Amy Walker
  • Champion Legacy - Kaya Brings Plenty
  • Dance Expressions - Karli Soyland
  • Dynamic Dance - Emily Cushing
  • Gold Attitude Dance & Pom - Autumn Smith
  • Gold Attitude Dance & Pom - Emily Behrendt
  •  Infinity Dance - Sophie Riedel
  • Island City Dance - Abi Rein
  • MVC All Stars - Emily Vang
  • Power of Dance - Demi Berceau
  • Ultimate Dance - Elizabeth Cordell

JUMP SUPER STAR

  • Mini:  Darby Leech - Ultimate Athletics
  • Petite:  Kenley Fogltanz - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Junior:  Megan Perales - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Teen:  Caroline Tollar - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Senior:  Amy Walker - Champion Legacy

KICK SUPER STAR

  • Junior:  Lola Schafer - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Teen:  Caroline Tollar - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Senior:  Makenna Shafer - Brookfield Center for the Arts

LEAP SUPER STAR

  • Petite: Kenley Fogltanz - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Junior:  Lola Shafer - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Teen:  Morgan Walchek - 5678! Dance Studio
  • Senior:  Amy Walker - Champion Legacy

TURN SUPER STAR

  • Petite: Aeris Peck - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Junior:  Lola Shafer - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Teen:  McKenna Popek - Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • Senior:  Brooke Peterson - Champion Legacy

DANCE TEAM CHALLENGE

  • Petite:  L. Bratcher, A. Jones, T. Moeller - Champion Legacy
  • Junior:  S. OConnor, J. Eichmann, T. Holte - Champion Legacy
  • Teen:  F. Linden, G. Benson from 5678! Dance
  • Senior:  A. Walker, S. Nelson from Champion Legacy

ALL AMERICAN

  • Mini:  Landrie Nagel - Watertown Blue Revue
  • Petite:  Darby Leetch - Ultimate Athletics
  • Junior:  Carmen Moeller - Dynamic Dance
  • Teen:  Courtney Moeller - Dynamic Dance
  • Senior:  Amy Walker - Champion Legacy

NATIONAL PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

  • Mini:  Landrie Nagel - Watertown Blue Revue
  • Petite:  Asha Jones - Champion Legacy
  • Junior:  Nicholas Powers - Power of Dance
  • Teen:  Freddie Linden - 5678! Dance
  • Senior:  Brooke Peterson - Champion Legacy

POM GRAND CHAMPS

  • MITE:  Dance Expressions Starlettes
  • SQUIRT:  5678! Dance Studio Youth Silver
  • MINI:  Brookfield Center for the Arts Minis
  • YOUTH:  Champion Legacy Junior Prep
  • PREP:  MVC All Stars Purple
  • JUNIOR:  Champion Legacy
  • TEEN:  MVC All Stars Platinum
  • SENIOR:  PACE Elite
  • SENIOR COED:  Power of Dance Polaris
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Menomonie High School
  • COLLEGIATE:  Winona State University
  • OPEN:  PACE Elite
  • OPEN COED:  PACE Elite

KICK GRAND CHAMPS

  • JUNIOR:  Power of Dance Lynx
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Menomonie High School
  • SENIOR:  Power of Dance Indus

JAZZ GRAND CHAMPS

  • MINI:  Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • MITE:  Dance Expressions Starlettes
  • SQUIRT:  5678! Dance Studio Silver
  • YOUTH:  Power of Dance Spica
  • JUNIOR:  Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • SENIOR:  Champion Legacy Seniors
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Pulaski High School
  • COLLEGIATE:  Winona Sate University
  • OPEN:  PACE Elite
  • SENIOR COED:  Power of Dance Polaris
  • INTERNATIONAL:  PACE Elite

HIP HOP GRAND CHAMPS

  • MINI:  Ultimate Dance Indigo
  • MITE:  Ultimate Dance Lime
  • SQUIRT:  5678! Dance Studio Silver
  • YOUTH:  Power of Dance Spica
  • JUNIOR:  Power of Dance Gemini
  • SENIOR:  Champion Legacy
  • SENIOR COED:  Champion Legacy
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Sun Prairie High School
  • COLLEGIATE:  Univ. of Wisconsin Madison
  • OPEN:  Champion Legacy

CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL GRAND CHAMPS

  • MINI:  Brookfield Center for the Arts
  • YOUTH:  Champion Legacy Junior Prep
  • SQUIRT:  Ultimate Dance Chrome
  • JUNIOR:  5678! Dance Studio Junior
  • SENIOR:   Champion Legacy
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Kindred High School Vikettes
  • COLLEGIATE:  Univ. of Wisconsin Madison

OPEN GRAND CHAMPS

  • MITE:  Dance Expressions Starlettes
  • YOUTH:  Dynamic Dance Youth Purple
  • SENIOR:  Dynamic Dance

JUDGES CHOICE RECIPIENTS

  • From Judge Anastasia Burns:  Dance Expressions Starlettes - Mite Pom
  • From Judge Monique Young:  Brookfield Center for the Arts - Youth All Stars
  • From Judge Charleigh France:  Champion Legacy Youth Elite - Youth Jazz
  • From Judge Dan Gibson: Brookfield Center for the Arts Juniors - Hip Hop
  • From Judge David Williams:  Infinity Dance Ice -  Youth Lyrical Contemporary
  • From Judge Jessica Walz:  Ultimate Dance Onyx Juniors Jazz

SHOWCASE OF CHAMPIONS - Highest Score in the Division

  • COLLEGIATE:  Winona State University - Jazz
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  Menomonie - Pom
  • JUNIOR:  Champion Legacy - Pom
  • MEXICO - Synergy Thunderstorm - Pom
  • MINI:  Brookfield Center for the ARts - Pom
  • MITE:  Dance Expression Starlettes - Pom
  • OPEN:  PACE Elite All Girl - Pom
  • PREP:  MVC All Stars Purple - Pom
  • SENIOR:  Power of Dance Indus - Kick
  • SQUIRT:  5678! Dance Youth Silver - Pom
  • TEEN:  MVC All Stars Platinum - Pom
  • YOUTH:  Power of Dance Spica - Jazz

DANCE WORLDS BID RECIPIENTS

  • Champion Legacy Senior Small Pom SSP - PP

  • Champion Legacy Senior Small Jazz SSJ - PP

  • PACE Elite Maestro Please - Senior Large Pom SLP - PP

  • PACE Elite If You Want To Party - Open Coed Pom OCP - PP

  • PACE Elite Freedom - Open Pom OP - PP

  • PACE Elite Darkness Falls - Small Senior Pom SSP - PP

  • Power of Dance Polaris Large Senior Large Pom SLP-  PP

  • 5678! Dance Open Jazz OJ - AL

  • 5678! Dance Senior Cont/Lyr SCL - AL

  • 5678! Dance Small Senior Jazz SSJ - AL

  • 5678! Dance Small Senior Pom SSP - AL

  • North Dakota Elite Erinites Open Pom OP - AL

  • Northern Elite Vibe Open Hip Hop OHH - AL

  • PACE Elite Faith - Senior Large Jazz SLJ - AL

  • PACE Elite Wicked - Open Coed Jazz OCJ - AL

  • PACE Elite Stolen Magic - Open Jazz OJ - AL

  • PACE Elite Died In Your Arms- Small Senior Jazz SSJ - AL

  • Twisters Elite F5 Open Hip Hop OHH - AL

  • Ultimate Dance Sapphire Senior Cont/Lyr SCL - AL

THE ONE PAID BID RECIPIENTS

  • 5678! Dance Studio- Junior Lyrical/Contemporary
  • 5678! Dance Studio Youth Silver -Squirt Hip Hop
  • 5678! Dance Studio Youth Silver - Squirt Jazz
  • 5678! Dance Studio Youth Silver - Squirt Pom
  • Brookfield Center for the Arts - Mini Pom
  • Champion Legacy Junior Prep - Youth Pom
  • Champion Legacy - Junior Pom
  • Dance Expressions Starlettes - Mite Pom
  • Menomonie - High School Pom
  • MVC All Stars Platinum - Teen Pom
  • MVC All Stars Purple - Prep Pom
  • PACE Elite - Open Pom
  • PACE Elite - Open Coed Pom
  • PACE Elite - Senior Pom
  • Power of Dance Polaris - Senior Coed Pom
  • Winona State University - Collegiate Pom