WHAT IS ALL STAR DANCE?
All Star Dance Teams are groups of athletes from different schools who come together to form teams.
All Star dance is a competition sport that involves females and/or males performing up to a 2 minute and 15 second routine in the styles of jazz, hip-hop, pom, lyrical/contemporary and kick. These routines incorporate dance technique, synchronization and uniformity, staging and visuals, communication and crowd appeal. The routines are performed and scored against other competitive teams at various local, regional, national, and worldwide competitions.
All Star dance athletes are not only trained to get their bodies to peak physical fitness and to execute impeccable dance technique, but also learn the important “life lesson’s” of respect, dedication, self-confidence, sportsmanship, commitment and most importantly teamwork.
All Star dance teams typically consist of 4 or more dancers and range from tiny to open age.
At competitions, the teams are divided by age and ability. The routines are judged based on execution of proper form, alignment, strength, control and technique, synchronization and uniformity, seamless and clean/clear spacing and transitions, creative and appropriate choreography, difficulty, communication and crowd appeal. Each judging panel is comprised of industry trained and experienced professionals.
WIDC Competition teams will be determined by the end of July. Competition travel will very by level and competitions being offered. Our teams will compete from December through April. This will involve roughly one competition per month. Dance teams will perform and compete inapproximately 5-8 events which includes our end of season showcase performances.
Dance teams practice one day per week for 1 – 2 hours. All practices and competitions are mandatory. Every athlete is a very important part of the team.
WIDC All Star Dance is one of the premier programs of its kind in the area. So...whether you are a beginner, or an accomplished dance performer who desires more, this is the place for you! Our energetic and talented staff is ready to take you to the next level!
WHAT IS ALL STAR CHEER?
All Star Cheer is a discipline of cheer that involves athletes performing a 2 1/2 minute routine composed of tumbling, stunting, pyramids, dance, and cheer segments to music. This routine is performed and scored against other competitive teams at various local, regional, national, and worldwide competitions. When we refer to tumbling, we mean gymnastic type skills like cartwheels and back handsprings. Stunting refers to a group of two or more individuals that elevate another cheerleader in the air. This also sometimes includes co-ed stunting that may only include one base and one flyer. Pyramids are a form of stunting but are done as a large group and are interconnected. Dance is a portion of a routine that consists of choreographed high energy dance moves.
The main difference between High School cheer and All Star cheer is that a High School cheerleading team’s primary purpose is to support a local school’s sports team and keep the crowd excited. An All Star team performs purely for the challenge, thrill, and competition of the sport. Other differences are All Star cheerleaders are not required to be from the same school or area, and in many cases the skill set required for All Stars is much more difficult.
Teams are formed based on tiers for every ability level, from beginner to elite. All Star rules are leveled based on progressions of skills commonly performed in cheerleading and that are developmentally appropriate for the age of the competitor. Teams range from Tiny Novice Level 1 up to adults at Level 7.
WIDC All Star Cheer teams range from Tiny Novice who practice once per week for one hour up to Senior Elite who practice 4 hours per week.
We offer Novice Cheer for Beginners, Prep Cheer for Intermediate level, and Elite for Advanced level athletes.
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