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Tri-State 2012 Championship High School Cheerleading, Dance and Kickline Competition

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About Mercy College:

Founded in 1950, the main campus of Mercy College is located on the picturesque Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York and is just minutes from Manhattan, and is easily accessible by mass transportation. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and offers more than 90 in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs. Mercy College is committed to offering high quality, affordable, student-centered programming and teaching within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Recognized as a teaching college, Mercy offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate with talented faculty in outstanding majors.

The competition will be held at Mercy College, 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

How to Enter

Complete the Online registration form and pay the entry fee online.
If you would rather mail in your form, please download the application from our website and mail your entry form with payment to Mercy College by March 12, 2012.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per team

The registration fee must be received by March 12, 2012 for the contest entry to be accepted. Online payment by credit card is accepted or you may pay with a cashier check made payable to Mercy College. Please see our competition rules, regulations folder online for more information.

Competition Rules

CHEERLEADING TEAM - COMPETITION GUIDE OVERVIEW

Each squad will perform a (2.5) two and a half minute routine utilizing jumps, dance, cheers, creativity, transitions, etc. Guidelines for your routine are listed below. Strict compliance with all rules is required.
  1. TIME: Routine maximum time limit is two and a half (2.5) minutes. Timing begins on the first beat of music, voices in unison, or choreographed movement, after your team is announced on the floor.
  2. BEGINNING OF ROUTINE: Routine must begin within the approx. 40' x 40' performance area. You will be allowed to set up poms & signs prior to your start. You may not begin your routine in a pyramid or stunt.
  3. MUSIC AND DANCE: Music and dance suggested time limit is 1 minute 15 seconds. Your music can be in segments throughout your routine or played at one time. You may use All Music but would have to vocalize over your music. Cheering skills may be incorporated with the music; however, only your actual dance will be scored in the dance category. You are required to bring two (2) CD's of your music - the one you will use and a backup. A representative of your squad must start and stop your music.
  4. PERFORMANCE AREA: You are not allowed outside the approx. 40' x 40' performance area after you begin your routine. The performance area is marked.
  5. BACKUP SPOTTERS: Members of your competing squad must fulfill all spotting requirements as listed in these guidelines.
  6. PROPS: Signs, megaphones, and poms are the only props that are allowed. Mini-tramps are not allowed. All signs must evoke a crowd response using words.
  7. ENDING OF ROUTINE: Timing will stop when your squad comes to a complete final stationary position or final beat of music. Failing to make the end of your routine clear may result in additional time being deducted.
  8. POINT DEDUCTIONS: A penalty will be deducted from your final score for each rule infraction. The amount of the penalty depends on the severity of the infraction.

KICKLINE/DANCE TEAM - COMPETITION GUIDE

Each team will perform a two and a half (2.5) minute Kickline/Dance routine (Ballet, tap and baton are not allowed). Guidelines for your routine are listed below. Strict compliance with all rules is required.
  1. TIME: Routine maximum time limit is two and a half (2.5) minutes. Timing begins on the first beat of music or choreographed movement after your team is announced on the floor.
  2. BEGINNING OF ROUTINE: Routine must begin within the approx. 40' x 40' performance area. You will be allowed to set up props prior to your start.
  3. MUSIC: Music must be recorded on continuous, high quality audio cassette tape, or CD. Tapes must be cued to start of music. You are required to bring two (2) CD's of your music - one you will use and one for backup. A representative of your squad must start and stop your music.
  4. PERFORMANCE AREA: You are not allowed outside of the performance area after you begin your routine. The performance area is approximately 40' x 40' marked on the floor.
  5. DROPS: Knee, front, seat, thigh, and split drops are prohibited unless most of the weight is first borne on the hands / feet to break the impact of the drop.
  6. PROPS: Props that can be carried by the performers may be used. Scenery props are not allowed. Routines may not include any props that must be cleaned up following the performance, or that may become a safety risk.
  7. TUMBLING: Tumbling and/or overhead lifts are prohibited.
  8. VOICES: Talking is allowed. Singing is not allowed.
  9. ENDING OF ROUTINE: Timing will stop when your squad comes to a complete final stationary position or final beat of music. Failing to make the end of your routine clear may result in additional time being deducted.
  10. POINT DEDUCTIONS: A penalty will be deducted from your final score for each rule infraction. The amount of the penalty depends on the severity of the infraction.