Event Updates

Updated January 21, 2021

New Ways To Earn a Bid to Worlds 2021!

While the 2020-21 All Star competition season will look unlike any other, we turn optimistically toward the future as plans for The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship™ continue with an eye on celebrating the beauty, athleticism, diversity, lifelong learning and passion that we share in the All Star community. And so, another opportunity for teams to earn a bid to The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship™ in 2021 has been created.

Updated January 15, 2021

ESPN Wide World of Sports

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Date & Venue Change

As we plan The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship for 2021, we continue to work closely with Walt Disney World® as well as monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). After an ongoing review of the most recent COVID-19 information available, coupled with a Bid Event season that is being pushed later, the USASF has requested new dates to allow more bid recipients to join us safely in Orlando. The Dance Worlds will now be held May 6-7, 2021 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex, and will be held consecutively with The Cheerleading Worlds (May 8-10) rather than concurrently.

For more information about The Cheerleading Worlds visit thecheerleadingworlds.net.

NOTE: Dance athletes will vie for titles in 22 dance divisions that take place on 3 performance floors over a two-day span!

WORLDS EXPERIENCE UPDATES
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Updated February 4, 2021 at 1:35 PM EST.

PARK RESERVATIONSDisney Park Pass System

      • NEW: Once you register and pay in full, you will receive more information on how to create your account, make park reservations and how to get your Park Hopper tickets. We strongly recommend you get your tickets early so you can make your theme park reservations. One contact person for each invoice will receive ticket confirmation numbers for your entire group and can make theme park reservations for your whole team. We highly recommend you designate one person (other than the head coach) to organize and plan your theme park experience.
      • To help manage Park capacity, the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced the Disney Park Pass service, a new Theme Park reservation system. In order to make your Theme Park reservations, you will need a My Disney Experiences account and valid Theme Park admission linked to it. Then, simply log into your account and select the dates and Theme Parks you wish to visit. To enter a Theme Park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same Park on the same date are required. Please note that reservations are limited in capacity, subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed.

PREPARING FOR TRAVEL

      • All athletes and coaches MUST complete and scan a Release Waiver form at least 3 weeks prior to arrival. You will receive an email from your customer service representative with the email address to scan to. Spectators who are staying on the hotel travel package OR pre purchasing Discounted Tickets will need to BRING a signed release waiver to registration in Orlando.
      • Anyone planning to join us must monitor themselves for symptoms for COVID-19 listed by the CDC and check their own temperature 7 days prior to travel. We strongly recommend you get tested for COVID-19 72 hours before arriving in Orlando. Coaches will be asked at check-in upon arrival to confirm no positive tests (or anyone awaiting test results) are in your party.
        • If anyone in your group does test positive prior to your departure, they should NOT travel to Orlando.
      • Before traveling to Florida, please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to Florida. Guests who are under isolation or quarantine orders should not travel to the event and must not enter Walt Disney World Resort.

SAFETY REPESENTATIVE

      • NEW: Each team, regardless if you are staying on the hotel travel package or a commuter, will need to designate one person (other than the head coach) to be your Safety Representative. This person will need to be confirmed upon registration, over 18 years of age and willing to participate in additional safety training from the Walt Disney World Resort prior to the event. Each team is required to have a separate Safety Representative (Ex: If you bring two different teams from the same program, you need two different designated individuals.)
      • Some of the Safety Representative’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
        • Ensuring the athletes, coaches and spectators of your team follow the health and safety requirements such as face coverings and physical distancing.
        • Hotel Travel Package Only: If someone within your travel party experiences symptoms of COVID-19, receives a positive test and must quarantine – the Safety Representative must assist in delivering food and aid the sick person. The person/or their family who is having to quarantine is responsible for all expenses while the sick person is quarantined.

EXPERIENCE UPDATES

      • Face coverings are required for all Guests ages 2 and up – including the athletes except when on the practice and performance floors. Guests should bring their own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining. Guests may remove their face covering while actively eating or drinking, but should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing. To learn more, please visit Know Before You Go.
      • Physical distancing measures will be in place throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort. For the latest information and to learn more about these measures, please visit Know Before You Go.
      • Temperature screenings will be required for entry to some locations at the Walt Disney World® Resort, including, the Walt Disney World theme parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the Disney Springs area and table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels. This includes temperature screenings of the athletes, coaches, spectators and USASF Staff.
        • Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying any COVID-19 symptoms or with a temperature of 100.4° F or above will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. Those with COVID-19 symptoms or temperatures 100.4° F or above (including athletes or coaches) will not be allowed entry; those in their party / team will not be allowed entry either. For example, if one person on the team has a temperature – the ENTIRE team will not be allowed entry.
        • Because of this, we strongly recommend that before you leave for Orlando and every day before you go to the competition – be sure to check the temperatures of yourself and everyone in your party as an extra layer of precaution. If anyone has a temperature of 100.4 or above, they should stay at home (or at the hotel if you are already in Orlando). To learn more, please visit Know Before You Go.
      • In addition to the temperature screenings, all athletes and coaches will be asked a health questionnaire upon arrival to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The questions may include if the guest is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and if they have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
        • If someone in your party doesn’t pass the health screening, the ENTIRE team will not be allowed entry. We strongly recommend that if someone cannot pass the screening – they do not travel to Orlando or try to come into the complex.
      • The Walt Disney World Resort has taken a deliberate approach to implement a number of health and safety measures based on guidance from various governmental authorities and health agencies at the Disney Resort Hotels. Because of this, in order to minimize mass-gatherings – grass areas around the resort and at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be marked off and teams will have to sign up for designated rehearsal times. Teams will not be able to practice in non-designated areas on-property. More information about practice time sign-ups will be available as we get closer to the events.

SPECTATOR VIEWING

      • Spectator viewing may be limited to your team’s performance only and a maximum number of fans per team may be set. We cannot guarantee at this time that all sister teams will be permitted to watch. (Ex: Team going into venue to watch another team from the same program.) Awards may be live with limited athletes and/or coaches or virtual.
      • During the registration process, you will select the teams you have athletes on so you can watch their performance. Space is limited in the venue and capacity limits are subject to change.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS WHILE IN ORLANDO?

      • Anyone that develops symptoms while at competition must immediately inform a USASF Safety Captain and comply with the procedure of removal from the competition area. They must cooperate with the USASF and make a list of all persons whom they have been in close contact with (the CDC defines close contact as being within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period), including in the 48-hour period before developing symptoms.
      • HOTEL TRAVEL PACKAGE ONLY: If someone in your party develops symptoms while in Orlando and receives a positive COVID-19 test, the ill-person and anyone who is staying in their room, along with a team chaperone will be transferred to another Walt Disney World Resort to quarantine. The team’s Safety Representative will be responsible for providing food and supplies to the group in isolation. The team will be responsible for all expenses while those who are in quarantine are in Orlando.
        • The rest of the party (the remainder of the team, coaches, spectators, etc.) will be required to stay in their rooms at the original hotel and quarantine for the remainder of your time in Orlando.