Junior Dance

Junior Dance Division Bid Qualification

USASF The Dance WorldsAny U.S. Junior dance team that would like to receive a bid to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance World Championship in 2021 may submit a video for qualification. Up to 6 U.S. teams (limited to one team per program location) are selected to receive At-Large bids in the Junior Division.

Evaluation Process
Teams submitting a video for a bid will be evaluated using the USASF Score Sheet with all categories (Hip Hop, Pom, Jazz, Kick) being judged against each other.


  • Teams submitting a routine in the Contemporary/Lyrical genre are not eligible to receive a bid for the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds as it is not listed as an available category (see link below).
  • All male teams (in any category) are not eligible to receive a bid for the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds as it is not listed as an available division makeup (see link below).

At Worlds, teams will compete in the Junior Division using the IASF Score Sheet, Age Grid and Rules. Hip Hop, Jazz, Kick and Pom routines will be judged against each other in the Junior Division.

IASF Age Requirements
Eligibility is determined by birth year: 2004-2011. Special Exception due to COVID-19: Athletes born in 2004 will be eligible to compete as Junior’s at The Dance Worlds in 2021. For more information, visit http://www.iasfworlds.com/dance-page/#DanceDivisions.

If you have any questions about the age eligibility of an athlete on your team, please contact dance.rules@iasfworlds.com.

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

Video Submission Requirements
Teams may only submit an unedited performance from a USASF Event Producer Members event that provides bids to The Dance World Championship.  It does not have to be from their bid-giving event. 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 competing in the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds.

Deadline for form/video submission:  March 7, 2021.

Entry Fee
Each category entry fee is $50. You may submit as many routines as you like, however, only one team per program can earn a bid.  Example: Shooting Stars Junior Team A can submit a Pom and Jazz routine.  Shooting Stars Junior Team B can submit a Hip Hop and Pom routine.  You would register each team separately and have 2 entry fees per team totaling $100 each.

Selected teams receiving At-Large bids, along with all scores, will be announced on the USASF.net website on March 12, 2021.

How to Qualify
Click the link below to complete the submission form, provide payment, and to include a LINK (from YouTube, Vimeo, DropBox, etc) to your video. Be sure your video link is unlisted and NOT PRIVATE or password protected.