TEAM CANADA DANCE 2019
The Cheer Canada High Performance Committee is looking for Canada’s best to represent our country at the 2019 ICU Junior World Championships and the 2019 ICU World Championships in Orlando, Florida. Our Canadian Pom Doubles Team has been representing Canada for the past four years and we are looking to build our representation in 2019. Teams can be formed by/from ANY Club, School, Group or Region within Canada.
There will be no preference given to All-Star Clubs or School teams, regionally representative teams or those from one organization. We would like to ask that the Team Canada dance program, and the potential formation of regional teams, does NOT become a recruiting tool between cheer clubs.
We are very proud of the fact that the Team Canada movement has been bringing our
Canadian Cheerleading Community together for the past 10 years and we are not interested in this program being exploited for recruitment purposes. Gym Owners — please cooperate with other gyms and please, ensure that your coaches, athletes and parents understand the ramifications of overt recruitment. If forced to do so, unscrupulous recruiting practices may result in negative consideration by the adjudication committee
Team Canada Dance is eligible and open to field teams in the following divisions:
Junior World Cheer (JWC) Divisions
One Junior Team Cheer Hip Hop
One Junior Team Cheer Freestyle Pom
World Cheer (WC) Divisions
One Team Cheer Hip Hop
One Team Cheer Freestyle Pom
One Doubles Team Cheer Hip Hop (2 athletes)
One Doubles Team Cheer Freestyle Pom (2 athletes)
Team Size/Number of athletes per team- JWC & WC Divisions
Team Cheer – Hip Hop, Freestyle Pom: Minimum 16 athletes, maximum 24 athletes
Team Cheer – Doubles Team Cheer Hip Hop, Doubles Team Cheer Freestyle Pom: Two
JWC Age Eligibility
Each athlete must be between 12yrs and 16yrs within the year of the event (2019)
Teams will be required to have alternates/substitutes
Note: As a guideline for all teams, JWC athletes born on or between 1 January 2002 – 31
December 2007 would be age eligible for the 2019 Junior World Championships. Any team proven to be in violation of the age requirements will be automatically disqualified. Crossovers between all ICU Divisions and between JWC and WC are permitted.
WC Age Eligibility
Each athlete must be 14yrs or older within the year of the event (2019)
Teams will be required to have alternates/substitutes
Note: This age range best represents cheerleading on the global status for the national team competition. With the exception of the Junior World Championships divisions, there is no set maximum age. Any team proven to be in violation of the age requirements will beautomatically disqualified. Crossovers between all ICU Divisions and between JWC andWC are permitted.
Application and Submission of Routine Video(s)
Complete Application form payment before 11:59pm on January 25th , 2019
Application form will include :
o Link to “Private” YouTube Video for Adjudication
o Link for submission of $200 Application Fee per program
o A complete Roster including alternates/substitutes should be provided upon request. (Team leader must confirm all athletes are age eligible) ONLY athletes intended to be competing should be on the roster.
NOTE: Programs are permitted and encouraged to submit one video per dance
category. For example, one team may submit one video for hip hop and one video for
Video for each routine should include:
Full Routine that complies with ICU requirements
o Each Team will have a maximum of 2 minutes and 15 seconds (2:15). & each
Doubles will have a maximum of 1 minute and 30 seconds (1:30).
Routine Choreography should follow ICU requirements and style
Show only your best skills with a level of mastery — clean and solid
Ensure entire routine is visible in video, judges can only judge what they can see
The environment for filming and athlete attire should be neutral and un-branded in order
to prevent team identification. We will be presenting numbered videos to the judges
without titles or labels. Therefore, please refrain from adding titles or intros to videos
Common yet plain attire (shirts/shorts) and filming in a generic facility like a high-school gymnasium would be preferred to ensure there is no positive or negative bias during the adjudication process
Total Video length should be less than 4 minutes, after which, the video will be stopped
Judging will be completed by Jan. 31st and teams notified by February 1, 2019
An impartial judging panel will be assembled and will be comprised of a minimum of Five (5) judges from across the country. This panel will include recommended judges from Provincial Associations and industry leaders to fairly and transparently judge all videos submitted.
Judges shall use the ICU judging criteria to evaluate each video submission.
Following the selection of our Teams, these teams will receive support and advice from Cheer Canada Officials and ICU judging experts from within Canada.
Please know that while some logistical support and advice will be provided regarding the trip to Florida, the travel arrangements and all other aspects (including competition entry fees) of thetrip will be the responsibility of the teams.
The following is a projected summary of costs incurred by a team travelling to ICU Worlds.
Cost of Uniform Various — Team’s discretion Team Canada Apparel Package Approx.: $200 Cdn
o Likely to include: Tracksuit, shorts, tank, bra, bag, pins, t-shirts
Airfare Approx.: $600
Hotel (if commuting) $120usd per room per night (2 Queen Beds)
ICU Commuter or Residential Registration (See below for estimate)
The following information is based on the ICU fees from 2018 (shown in $usd)
ROOM TYPE 2 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 5 NIGHTS
4 PER ROOM $540 per person $585 per person $655 per person $695 per person
3 PER ROOM $565 per person $625 per person $715 per person $790 per person
2 PER ROOM $615 per person $710 per person $860 per person $960 per person
1 PER ROOM $795 per person $980 per person $1215 per person $1400 per person
Commuter $ 370 (3-Day) $ 400 (4-Day) $ 430 (5-Day)
Good luck to all. We look forward to receiving amazing videos from all parts