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. Divisions may be combined when there are less than three (3) entries in a category.


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

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MISC DIVISIONS

  • ADAPTIVE ... (Formerly 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

SCHOOL / REC DIVISIONS

NEW - School and rec programs are combined. Male(s) and Female(s) allowed. Team size may be 4+ members unless noted. Dancers are not registered members of the USASF. Division determined by the oldest dancer on the team.

  • COLLEGIATE ... 17 yr. & older - High School Graduate
  • HIGH SCHOOL ... 18 yr. & younger
    • Small ... 4 to 14 Members
    • Large ... 15+ Members
    • High School ...  4+ Members
  • TEEN ... 15 yr. & younger 
  • DIAMOND ... 12 yr. & younger
  • RUBY ... 9 yr. & younger
  • PEARL ... 6 yr. & younger

ALL STAR DIVISIONS

Dancers are registered members of the USASF.

  • OPEN ... 14 yr. & older
    • Elite ... No Male(s) - 6 to 15 Members
    • Elite Coed ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 6 to 15 Members
    • Premier ... No Male(s) - 6 to 30 Members
    • Premier Coed ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 6 to 15 Members
    • Open ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 6 to 30 Members
  • SENIOR ... 11 yr. to 18 yr.
    • Small ... No Male(s) - 4 to 14 Members
    • Small Coed ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 4 to 14 Members
    • Large ... No Male(s) - 15+ Members
    • Large Coed ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 15+ Members
    • Senior ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 15+ Members
  • PREP ... 11 yr. to 18 yr.
    • Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members
  • JUNIOR ... 9 yr. to 15 yr.
    • Small ... No Male(s) - 4 to 14 Members
    • Large ... No Male(s) - 15+ Members
    • Junior ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 15+ Members
  • YOUTH ... 7 yr. to 12 yr.
    • Small ... No Male(s) - 4 to 14 Members
    • Large ... No Male(s) - 15+ Members
    • Youth ... Male(s) and Female(s) - 15+ Members
  • MINI ... 5 yr. to 9 yr.
    • Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members
  • TINY ... 3 yr. to 6 yr.
    • Male(s) and Female(s) - 4+ Members

    WORLD QUALIFYING DIVISIONS

    Updated 08/03/18

    15 Bids up for grabs!

    • OPEN ... Elite Hip Hop, Premier Hip Hop, Coed Elite Hip Hop, Coed Premier Hip Hop, Male Hip Hop, Jazz, Coed Jazz, Pom, Coed Pom, Kick, and Cont/Lyrical
    • SENIOR ... Small Hip Hop, Large Hip Hop, Small Coed Hip Hop, Large Coed Hip Hop, Small Jazz, Large Jazz, Small Pom, Large Pom, Small Cont/Lyrical, and Large Cont/Lyrical

    THE ONE QUALIFYING DIVISIONS

    PAID BIDS up for grabs

    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 08/06/18

    Divisions may be combined when there are less than three (3) entries in a category. Not all genres offered in all divisions.

    NEW - COLOR GUARD - The focus of the routine will be the use of flags, rifles, gloves, hats, streamers, or other auxiliary equipment, and how they work together.

    CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL - 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, communication and technical skills.

    VARIETY - Incorporating any one style or combination of styles.

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

    NEW - HOOPLAS - The creative use of hooplas during choreography and formations is the focus of this category. 

    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. Kicks and kick series must comprise 80% of the routine.

    NEW - LIGHTS- Emphasis is on the manipulation of light sticks with creative choreography that can be held in the hand or worn.

    NEW - MILITARY- Emphasis is on formations, precision and coordination of arm and head movements with precise footwork.

    NEW - NOVELTY/PROP- Creative choreography to tell a story or act out a theme, while using a prop or novelty item

    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.