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Guidelines for Cheer-Dance Competition

I. GENERAL

1. The following rules & regulations are to be in effect for all practices and the competition proper.

2. All teams must be supervised during the practices and competition by a qualified and knowledgeable coach.

3. All participants agree to conduct themselves in a manner displaying good sportsmanship throughout the event.

4. Coaches should recognize the squads ability level and should limit activities accordingly.

5. All participants must adopt a comprehensive conditioning and strength building program.

6. All coaches, directors and advisors must have an emergency action plan in the event of an injury.

7. Teams must have 80 to 100 members, props men and dancers included .

8. Drawing of lots will be done after the Openning Parade on September 28,2017.Participants will be informed
accordingly. Late comers will automatically be disqualified from the contest. Call time for performers and cheer
dancers will be one (1) hour before the start of the opening program. .

9. The minimum length of the performance is (8) minutes and a maximum of ten (10) minutes. Teams who go
beyond or fall short based on the time provided will be penalized. Every exceeding second will get a one (1) point
deduction from the total score.
The teams will be given thirty (30) seconds to prepare before the start of the routine and another thirty (30)
seconds to leave the performance area. Exit time will continue to run as long as there are cheer dancers and/or
props left on the performance area. Violation of the entrance and exit time will be penalized. Every exceeding
second will get a one (1) point deduction from the total score.
Time will start on the first move made by the team or from any participant.

10. An appropriate warm-up routine should precede all cheer dancing activities.

11. Any team member who may acquire injury will not be allowed to continue the routine. A substitution may be
made as long as he/she falls under the qualifications.

12.Any team proven in violation of the rules & regulations will be automatically disqualified from the event.

13.Should recorded music be part of the routine, file must be handed over to the organizers one (1) hour before
the program starts on September 28,2017 on a properly labeled CD player and USB in MP3 format.
The team may use other or additional music for entrance and exit but MUST NOT ALTER the Wellness Dance
Music

14. DECISION OF JUDGES IS FINAL AND NON-APPEALABLE.

II. PROPS, COSTUMES & STUNTS


1. Costumes & props shall be provided by the cheer dance group participating.
a. Cycling and panty shorts cannot be skin-toned and see-through. (only black or dark colored
cycling are allowed)
b. Skirt: maximum Thumb level short
c. Shorts: buttocks are fully covered/concealed and not skin tone
d. Top: no cleavage, fully supported, and appropriately covered.
e. Stockings/tights are not allowed for safety reasons.

2. Only moves and materials that are stable and safe will be part of the routine, hence no pyramids, stunts and tumbling will be
included.
3. Props must be handled with care in taking in and out of the competition area
4. Athletic footwear is required. Wearing socks, tights or other slippery foot covering, slippers, sandals, flip-flops, high
heels, leather shoes, and bare feet are NOT allowed.
5. Wearing of any jewelry is prohibited.
6. The use of mini trampolines, springboards and other height-increasing apparatus is prohibited.
7. Costumes & props shall be provided by the cheer dance group.
8. Costume, props, yells and all other parts of the routine must be in accordance to the schools restrictions
. 9. Glitters and sequins on bodies, costumes or props are not allowed as these may pose danger if detached and left on the floor.
10.The following are prohibited at any point of the routine: liquids, flammable materials, confetti, powder, firecrackers and any hard
or heavy materials that may destroy the gyms floor during entry or exit.
11.All groups are given 1 (one ) minute to clear up the area with all materials utilized after the routine.

III. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING


CHOREOGRAPHY, CREATIVITY, STYLE AND FORMATION 30%
OVERALL RELEVANCE TO THE THEME 25%
CHEERS & MUSIC 15%
COSTUME & PROPS 15%
OVERALL IMPACT 15%
TOTAL .100%

IV. With The following penalties for violations:

VIOLATION DESCRIPTION DEDUCTION


Sportsmanship Violation of sportsmanship standards 10
Inappropriate
footwear Barefeet, untied shoelaces 5
Revealing and offensive costumes, skin-toned
cycling and panty shorts, loose hats or any part
Inappropriate of the costume that obviously fell off because it
clothing was not intact or secured properly 10
Prohibited area Stepping outside the performance area 10
Exceeds five (5) minutes/less than three (3
Routine length minutes) 2/min.
Exceeds the thirty (30) seconds entrance and
Exceeds pre-set time thirty (30) seconds exit 2/min.
Props left on the Props left on the dance floor area after the
stage performance. 3
Use of body oils, paints and other substance
Prohibited items on that will compromise the dryness of the stage
stage area. 10
The music contain audible foul language that is
Foul language inappropriate for all audiences 5
Touching the sound Group representative at tech booth touches the
board sound board 1
Large props Use of large, free standing props 2
Fall/ Trip Every wobble/shaky stunt 1