Junior Dance


Any U.S. Junior dance team that would like to receive a bid to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance World Championship in 2023 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.

Eligibility and Requirements

      • Eligibility is determined by birth year: 2006-2012. For more information, view the 2023 Dance Worlds Divisions & Categories document.
      • The number of athletes allowed to compete in the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds is 6-30.
      • 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 above).
      • NEW IN 2023, all male teams (in any category) will be eligible to receive a bid for the Junior Division at The Dance Worlds.

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

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.
      • 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.

Bid Acceptance
Bid winners must accept the bid via their member portal or 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 submit an unedited performance that was recorded at a USASF Sanctioned Competition hosted by a USASF Member Event Producer that awards bids to The Dance Worlds; the in-person performance does not have to be from a 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 13, 2023, at noon EST.

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 17, 2023.

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