Congratulations!

You have earned a bid to The Dance Worlds™

As the event grows closer, we’ll have more details to share with you so check back for the latest news to help you prepare for Worlds.

Check List

Here’s a checklist of things to complete before arriving at Worlds

● Complete the BID ACCEPTANCE process in your USASF club member portal within 72 hours of receipt.
● Thoroughly review the Worlds REGISTRATION INFORMATION & COMPETITION GUIDELINES. DANCE
● Make sure all athletes have government-issued IDs for competition check-in.
● Make sure all adult athletes, coaches and personnel have completed the required background checks and abuse prevention education training.
● Earn extra money for Worlds at participating competitions offering WORLDS BID BOOSTS!
● Submit video(s) for legality review through the USASF COACH app to help ensure a penalty-free routine.
● Practice floor rentals will not be offered by USASF this year. Secure your own space early before they get booked.
● Complete and submit your official team roster.
● Enjoy the journey!

Register Here

Registration

Event registration is NOW OPEN.

CLICK HERE to Register.

Click to view the REGISTRATION INFORMATION & COMPETITION GUIDELINES. DANCE

Required Documents

These documents must be printed, signed and brought to the Worlds registration desk in Orlando:

  • Acceptance of Compliance
  • Medical Release Waivers for each athlete and coach – please alphabetize by first name.

Coach/Team Registration Information

Team Registration Instructions

  • Visit The Dance Worlds TEAM REGISTRATION page for details on using the registration portal.
  • All coaches and athletes – whether choosing hotel or commuter packages –  must be included on the registration team roster. Share the team registration number with parents/athletes if paying individually,
  • Use this WORLDS ROSTER TEMPLATE to upload your roster during registration.
  • Anyone included in the team’s registration will become part of your team’s order.
  • Once the team registration is paid in full, you will receive an email within 7-10 days with ticket confirmation numbers for each person. Information on how to obtain park reservations will be included.
  • No changes after ticket orders have been placed and ticket order numbers have been distributed. Any upgrades must be requested before paying your invoice in full.

Family & Fans / Spectator Registration Information

Hotel Packages

HOTEL PACKAGE guests may choose between Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s All Star Resort. Families may choose from a variety of arrival and departure days and room occupancies during The World Championships. View The Dance Worlds PACKAGE PRICING.

Commuter Packages

Commuter packages – $520
For athletes and coaches who do not purchase Worlds hotel packages.
Commuter packages include:

  • competition participation fees
  • 3-day Park Hopper® tickets which may be upgraded to 4-day for an extra $90 or upgraded to 5-day for an extra $151

Coach Lanyard Without Park Hopper Pass

Worlds Coach Lanyards without Park Hopper® Ticket

Provides entry to all Worlds competition venues for commuter coaches rostered on Worlds teams. Does not include a Park Hopper® ticket or admission to the theme parks. Lanyards will be sold only to coaches from clubs participating in Worlds who are listed on a USASF Worlds Team Roster for a team attending Worlds AND meet the eligibility requirements for warm-up room access.

  • 4-day (April 26-29): $80
  • 8-day (April 22-29): $160 (suggested for coaches attending ICU or practices at the ESPN Wide Worlds of Sports® Complex before April 26)

How to Purchase
This lanyard is NOT purchased through the Worlds registration site.

  • You must pre-order from USASF and collect in Orlando.
  • The deadline to pre-order is Monday, April 15, 2024.

CLICK HERE to purchase

Park Information

To help manage park capacity, the Walt Disney World Resort uses the Disney Park Pass service for theme park reservations. To make theme park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid theme park admission linked to it.

  • Reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed.
  • Park availability is limited and USASF cannot assist with park reservations.
  • New in 2024: Walt Disney World visitors may hop from park to park with no time restrictions. All-day park hopping access is back, allowing guests with valid park hopper tickets to freely visit any of its four theme parks at any time during normal operation hours. However, you still need a theme park reservation for the first park you plan to visit. Once you’ve visited that park, you can hop to another park anytime during the day without needing an additional reservation.
  • Those visiting the ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex for The Cheerleading Worlds do not need a reservation but still must link their ticket to the Disney app to enter.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The reselling or the transferring of theme park tickets in the state of Florida is a crime as described under Florida state laws; Florida Statutes s. 817.361 and Florida Statutes s. 817.36.

HOW TO MAKE PARK RESERVATIONS
Booking Park Reservations Step-by-Step
NOTE: A maximum of 25 persons/tickets may be managed/linked per unique My Disney Experience account.

Safety Champion

• Each team, whether on a hotel travel package or commuter package, MUST designate one person (other than the head coach) to be the Safety Champion. This person must be at least 18 years of age and willing to participate in additional safety training from the Walt Disney World Resort prior to the event. A club bringing multiple teams must designate a different individual for each team.

• Each Safety Champion will be confirmed upon registration in Orlando. Their responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) ensuring the team’s athletes, coaches and spectators follow the health and safety requirements for the event.

Important Dates

Important Dates for U.S. Teams

1.18.24 – Worlds registration opens
3.11.24 – Junior Dance video qualification deadline
3.11.24 – Exceptional Athlete video qualification deadline
3.21.24 – Registration items due for teams receiving bids through Feb. 20, 2024
4.7.24 – Deadline to submit videos for legality review in the USASF Coach App
4.11.24 – Registration items due for teams receiving bids after Feb. 20, 2024
4.12.24 – Deadline to order discounted Park Hopper® tickets
4.15.24 – Last day to pre-order Worlds coach lanyards without Park Hopper tickets
4.18.24 – Final registration payment due
4.TBD.24 – The Cheerleading Worlds spectator ticket sales begin online only. Watch for more details.
4.24.24 – The Dance Worlds spectator wristband sales begin at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center-North Registration
4.24-26.24 – Roster verification appointments held in Orlando
4.26-29.24 – The Cheerleading Worlds at ESPN Wide Worlds of Sports® Complex
4.26-29.24 – The Dance Worlds at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center
4.29.24 – Worlds Celebration Party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park

Email Communications

Email Communication

Check here for the emails regarding The Dance World Championship.

Event Webinars

Worlds Logistics & Roster Review
Coming in April

Safety Champion
Coming in April

Roster Verification

Roster Verification Process

You must schedule your Worlds roster verification appointment with your USASF regional director no later than April 5. Appointment slots will be available Wednesday, April 24, Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, from 9am-6pm each day. You must arrange and attend a roster verification appointment on one of these three days. Please note that this year, no verification appointments will be offered or approved on Saturday, April 27.

ID, Warm-Up Room Requirements

COACHES

  • Coaches must have active USASF coach memberships and meet all eligibility requirements through their USASF member profile.
  • Coaches must understand that they are representatives of the event producer that awarded the team’s bid to The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds; and agree to act with complete respect, sportsmanship, and graciousness at all times while representing the USASF event producer from whom they received a bid to The Cheerleading Worlds or The Dance Worlds.
  • Coaches must present USASF ID cards, either digital or plastic.
  • Coaches must wear the Worlds coach lanyard at all times.
  • Additionally, The Cheerleading Worlds teams must have coaches who are credentialed in both building and tumbling through the level of the team. This may be one coach with both skill sets or a combination of coaches who have both skill sets between them. 
  • Non-tumbling teams are only required to have a coach with building credentials to the level of the team. See page 10 for more information.
  • Credentialed coaches must be listed on their respective Worlds rosters and physically present in the warm-up rooms with their teams at all times.

ATHLETES

  • Athletes must be current members of the USASF and listed on the official Worlds roster. 
  • Athletes must understand that they are representatives of the event producer that awarded the team’s bid to The Cheerleading and Dance Worlds; and agree to act with complete respect, sportsmanship, and graciousness at all times while representing the USASF event producer from whom they received a bid to The Cheerleading Worlds or The Dance Worlds.
  • Adult athletes must have current background screenings with green light determinations and abuse prevention education. Adult athletes are those who are 18 years and older or will turn 18 before June 1, 2024. Exceptional Athletes are excluded from this requirement.
  • Alternate and substitute athletes (reserves) must meet the age grid criteria for the teams on which they are serving as reserves.
  • Reserve athletes must be registered and paid athletes of The Dance Worlds.
  • Reserve athletes must be on the Worlds roster to be allowed in the warm-up areas.
  • Reserve athletes must be competition-ready and in the venue where the team is competing.
  • If an injury occurs, reserve athletes may be used, as needed, as long as they meet eligibility requirements, are listed on the roster and have been approved during the roster verification appointment. Reserve athletes must report, be ready to warm up and compete with the team, within 15 minutes of the injury.
  • Athletes must present photo IDs for verification by a USASF official. See page 15.
  • ALL athletes on U.S.-based Open teams (any division that does not have a top age) must complete abuse prevention education.                                                     

Government-issued photo IDs are required for all Worlds athletes*. Acceptable forms of government-issued photo identification are: 

  • driver’s license
  • state ID
  • military ID
  • passport
  • visa

* Photo IDs are not required for Exceptional Athletes.

DON’T DELAY!

A state ID may be obtained through your local DMV office and may six or more weeks to receive. The minimum age required for a state ID varies by state. Passports typically take six to eight weeks. Please plan accordingly. It is the responsibility of the club and its representatives to allocate ample time to receive acceptable forms of identification so that athletes may enter the warm-up room and compete. 

PERSONNEL

  • Personnel must meet all membership eligibility requirements.
  • Personnel must present a USASF ID card, either digital or plastic.
  • Personnel must present a Worlds Park Hopper or admission ticket.
  • One personnel member per team will be permitted in the warm-up room.

PROHIBITED FROM ENTRY INTO THE WARM-UP ROOM

  • Children not listed on the roster as athletes or reserves
  • VIPs
  • Team photographers
  • Media

FAQs

Find answers to common questions here.

Still have questions?
Please contact your Worlds Registration Specialist.

Event Safety

Event Safety Tips

Coaches, please read and pass along to your athletes/dancers.

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Hotel Safety

Even though your team may be feeling creative and excited, remind them not to post anything outside their hotel room that identifies them—strangers can use this information in unsafe ways. This means no pictures, posters or names on doors. Remind them not to open their hotel room door for someone unknown to them. This is especially important for minors traveling without parents, or when athletes/dancers are in their rooms alone.
Other safety tips include:

  • Keep personal information private from the room, even in the trash can. Examples of this can be airport luggage tags or other documents that contain a name and address.
  • Discard the sleeve the front desk gives you to hold your key card. Those sleeves typically have the room number written on them. If a key ends up lost this will at least prevent someone from finding it and knowing which room number it opens.
  • When leaving a hotel room, give the illusion that someone is still there. Put the do not disturb sign on the door, leave the television on at a low volume and close the curtains.
  • Remind your athletes/dancers to avoid being the only person on an elevator with a stranger.

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Competition Safety

Make a habit of surveying your surroundings when you first arrive.

  • Note where the exits are in relation to spaces where you will be for a longer time, such as practice rooms.
  • Pay attention to how security personnel at the facility are uniformed, are they dressed differently than just general staff? You may need to make contact with security if someone is behaving inappropriately.
  • Pay attention to where emergency medical supplies are.
  • Be sure to know where the AEDs are and know where you can locate a trainer.
  • Encourage your athletes/dancers to do the same.

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Safe@All Star App

In less than five minutes, a parent can create a safety profile for their athlete on the Safe@AllStar mobile app. Consider asking the parents of your team members to set up a profile before leaving for the event. This is a FREE benefit of USASF Membership.

The Safe@AllStar mobile app utilizes crowd-sourcing technology to alert assigned “friends” or the entire Safe@AllStar mobile platform. The alert is triggered directly by the parent or assigned “friend”. Share the following info with your team’s parents to get them started.
Using the app is simple! Register on the app using your USASF email (that’s really important!) which will enable you to create an athlete profile. Create your athlete profile and add optional “friends” to your athlete’s profile enabling others to send out alerts on behalf of your athlete. “Friends” can be anyone who has downloaded and registered on the app – they do not need to be a USASF member. You will need the email address your “friend” used to register on the app to make them a “friend”.

In the event an athlete is missing, the parent or assigned “friends” of an athlete’s profile can send either a YELLOW alert (sent to assigned “friends” only) or a RED alert (sent to the entire Safe@AllStar mobile platform – used in true emergencies only) requesting assistance locating the athlete. The alert includes photos and a detailed description of the athlete enabling not only the entire crowd at an event, but the entire Safe@AllStar app community across the country to immediately try to locate the athlete.

Worlds Practice Floor Rentals

Worlds Practice Floor Rentals

Due to space limitations, we are unable to offer practice floor rentals this year at Worlds.

Badges for Social Media

Share Your Journey

Proudly display these graphics on your social platforms to let everyone know about your accomplishment. Be sure to use #RoadtoDanceWorlds and #ThisIsAllStar. And don’t forget to tag USASF so we can re-share! Just click on the graphics below and download them your device.

 

EARN EXTRA MONEY FOR WORLDS!

Boost your earnings for The Cheerleading Worlds with a Worlds Bid Boost! These cash prizes are available at select USASF sanctioned competitions for teams holding Cheerleading Worlds bids. Event producers can award up to $100 per participating athlete on a winning Bid Boost team. Find Bid Boost Events.

BID BOOST

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