TEAM AGE & SKILL DIVISIONS

 

TWIRL TEAMS AND DANCE TWIRLS

A. Divisions

1. Tiny Tot – average 0 – 5.999
2.
 Juvenile – average 6 – 8.999
3.
 Preteen – average 9 – 11.999
4.
 Junior – average 12 – 14.999
5.
 Senior – average 15 +
A contestant’s age on September 1 will determine his or her competitive age for the entire contest year from September 1 through August 31.
     a.
  All team directors must be able to produce “proof of
          age” for each individual competing in tem.
     b.
  Birth certificates, baptism record, and/or driver’s
          license are all acceptable.
     c.
  Requests for “proof of age” are by contest director
          and/or chief judge.

B. Status Levels of Competition – In areas where contest entries warrant – the contest director may off Beginner and Advanced.
  1. Beginner – A Twirling team that has more than half of the total members classified as Beginner team members.  A Beginner team member is an individual twirler who has less than five first place Twirling team wins.
  2. Advanced – A Twirling team that has at least half of the total members classified as Advanced Twirling team members.  An Advanced team member is an individual twirler who has five or more first place Twirling team wins.

    All first place Twirling team wins count toward advancement for an individual twirling in Twirling team competition regardless of Twirling team classification or contest affiliation.  No more than ten uncontested wins can be achieved before advancement to higher level becomes automatic and mandatory of a Twirling team member.
C. Size of Teams
  1. Small – 4-8 members
  2. Large – 9 or more members

    If participation in the area warrants the necessity of having three team divisions, the contest director may offer a very large division – 14 or more members.  This will be permitted only on Local, State, and regional levels of competition.

HALF-TIME SHOW TEAMS and
SCHOOL TEAMS

A. Divisions
  1. Elementary – average 6 – 10.999

  2. Junior High - average 11-13.999

  3. Senior High – average 14 and over.

  4. College – average age 18 and over.  All members of a College Half-Time Show team must be attending  a college, university, or professional school and/or furthering their education with either full-time or part-time active enrollment.

     * In areas where contest entries warrant at the decision of the contest director, a Kinder Division may be offered.  Average age 0-7.999, therefore changing
Primary - average age becomes 8-10.999.

  1. A contestant’s age on September 1 will determine his or her competitive age for the entire contest year from September 1 through August 31.

  1. All team directors must be able to produce “proof of age” for each individual competing in team.

  2. Birth certificates, baptism record, and/or driver’s license are all acceptable.

  3. Requests for “proof of age” are by contest director and/or chief judge.

B. Size of Teams – 4 or more.  All Half-Time Show teams that qualify for a specific division will compete regardless of the number of members in the team.  Exception: If contest entries warrant, contest director may divide the division into small and large.  This will be the contest director’s decision only.  Small = 4-8 members - Large = 9 or more members.