Division info and ages

Division rules and age categories across all styles can be found here.

Division Rules and Age Grids

Cheerleading - Level 0

Level 0 is a new concept developed by Incredibly Cool Events.  The idea to trial an introductory level to cheer came from feedback from Coaches.  You told us that level 1 is such a big category in UK Cheerleading now, that coaches felt pressured to push teams for elite level 1 skills too fast in an attempt to hit the score sheets thus sacrificing the teams and athletes progressions.

As we all know progressions and basic technique are the key to developing a strong competitive programme, but we understand it is difficult to balance a team that wishes to compete and the level at which they should be training.

Level 0 will be judged in the same format as existing Cheerleading Levels (see Cheerleading for more info) however the score sheets differ slightly. The Level 0 rubric is now below!

Cheer Level 0 RubricCheer Level 0 Rules

Cheerleading - Levels 1 to 6

Here at ICE run a category judging system, where our experienced panel of judges  will score one of three specific categories (Stunts & Pyramids, Tumbling & Jumps, Dance & Choreography). Each category has its own score sheet, please see score sheets below.  A separate point deduction judge and legality judge will subtract points from the overall score for mistakes and infractions made during a team performance. Score sheets will be added together for a total score. Any deductions or infractions will be subtracted from the total score to give the final score. The final score will be used for team placement.

All decisions by judges, penalty and legality judges are final.

Cheer Tiny Novice RubricCheer Level 1 – 5 RubricUSASF Cheer Safety Rules 17/18

Level Appropriate Skills Lists for Cheerleading Levels 0-6

StuntsPyramidTumblingToss

Dance

We are proud to offer competition in 4 Dance categories this season. Judges will score one of three specific categories (Choreography, Difficulty and technique). Please see score sheets below. Each category has its own score sheet consisting of, among other specifics, difficulty of skill being performed and execution of skill being performed. A separate point deduction judge and legality judge will subtract points from the overall score for mistakes and infractions made during a team performance.

Score sheets will be added together for a total score. Any deductions or infractions will be subtracted from the total score to give the final score. The final score will be used for team placement.

In the event of a tie, the team with the lowest amount of deductions will be placed above the team they have tied with. If the tie is still standing the overall impression average score for each of the teams in question will be reviewed. The team with the highest overall impression score will be moved ahead of the other team involved in the tie. If a tie still stands the judges will be poled as to where the teams should be placed.

All decisions by judges, penalty and legality judges are final.

This is a video glossary for dance developed by the USASF. It includes various dance skills for the purpose of defining skills consistently across the industry. Please note, many legal dance skills are not listed in the glossary, but this is a useful resource.

USASF Dance Rules 17/18

JAZZ

A jazz routine encompasses traditional or stylized hard-hitting, crisp and/or aggressive approach to movement and can include moments of softness while complementing musicality. Emphasis is placed on body alignment, extension, control, uniformity, communication and technical skills.

POM

A Pom routine contains important characteristics such as strong pom technique (clean, precise and sharp motions), synchronization, visual effects and may incorporate Pom Elements (i.e. pom passes, jump sequences, leaps/turns, kick lines, etc). Poms must be used 80% of the routine.

HIP HOP

A Hip Hop routine can incorporate any street style movement with an emphasis on execution, style, creativity, body isolations and control, rhythm, uniformity and musical interpretation.

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL

A contemporary or lyrical routine uses organic, pedestrian and/or traditional modern or ballet vocabulary as it complements the lyric and/or rhythmic value of the music. Emphasis is placed on control, sustained, expressive movement, body placement, contraction/release, use of breath, uniformity, and communication.