Exceptional Athlete Bid Qualification

Any U.S. or non-U.S. DanceABILITIES teams that would like to receive a bid to perform/exhibition in the DanceABILITIES Divisions at The Dance World™ Championship in 2021 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 5 DanceABILITIES teams (limited to one team per program) 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 2021 Dance Worlds the athlete must be at least 5+ years old, with a birth year of 2015 or before, and no maximum age requirement.

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

Video Submission Requirements
After ongoing review of the most recent COVID-19 information available, coupled with a bid event season that has been pushed later, the USASF has EXTENDED the video submission deadline and are allowing teams to select how they submit their performance from one of the following methods for Worlds 2021 only:

      • U. S. teams may submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer Member’s Sanctioned Event (not applicable for non-U.S. teams competing internationally)
      • U. S. teams may submit an unedited recording of the team’s performance filmed in their gym/studio, etc (not applicable for non-U.S. teams competing internationally)

Deadline for online form/video submissions: Monday, March 15, 2021 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 usasfmembers.net. 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 program 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 Bid Recipients page on Friday, March 19th

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