Exceptional Athletes

Exceptional Athlete Bid Qualification

Any U.S. elite division DanceABILITIES teams that would like to receive a bid to perform/exhibit in the DanceABILITIES Division at The Dance Worlds Championship in 2023 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 5 DanceABILITIES teams (limited to one team per club) 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 Dance Worlds’ floors.

Age Requirements
At the 2023 Dance Worlds the athlete must be at least 5+ years old, with a birth year of 2017 or before, and no maximum age requirement.

Bid Acceptance
Bid winners must accept the bid via their member portal within 48 hours of receiving it. Any At-Large bid not accepted may be transferred to an alternate team at USASF’s discretion.

Video Submission Requirements
Teams may submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer member’s in-person sanctioned competition.

Deadline for online form/video submissions: Monday, March 13, 2023 at noon EST.

Evaluation Process
Teams submitting a video for a bid will be evaluated using the USASF DanceABILITIES score sheet which is located in the USASF Member Resources. To access the score sheet, log into your Coach Profile. At the top right under your name, click the dropdown menu, select Visit Member Resources > Resources > Exceptional Athletes. 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 club can earn a bid.

Example: Happy Stars DanceABILITIES Team 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 17, 2023.

How to Qualify
Click the button below to complete the entry form, provide payment, and to upload a link to your video. Be sure your video link is operable!