Teams may compete in up to 3 of the following categories with a maximum performance time limits of 2 ½ minutes:
Show Team (K-2)
The Show Team category is offered to kindergarten through second-grade squads to perform as a showcase team only. This is a non-competitive division and will not be scored or judged. Music must be recorded in electronic format. Phone and .MP3 are acceptable, phone preferred. Please have a backup device ready. Performance time is limited to 2:30:00. This routine may include chant, cheer, jumps, dance, and age-appropriate tumbling (forward rolls, back walkovers, cartwheels).
Cheer W/ Chant Only
Squads may perform cheers with chants. Jumps are allowed. Poms are allowed. Music, tumbling, and stunts are prohibited.
Cheer W/ Chant + Stunts
Squads may perform partner stunts into their cheer and/or chant. All stunts must fall within the UCA or INFC guidelines. Jumps and Tumbling are allowed in this category. Poms are allowed. Music is prohibited..
Dance routines of any style may be performed and must be tasteful and age-appropriate. Dance routines must be performed to recorded music in electronic format (Phone or MP3 Player acceptable, phone preferred). Please also have a backup device ready as well. Stunts and Tumbling are prohibited.
Routines for this category should include and will be scored on jumps, dance, running tumbling/standing tumbling, and stunts. This category is similar to an All-Star routine. Routines should be in good taste and age-appropriate. Poms are allowed in this category. Routines must be performed to recorded music (Phone or MP3 player, phone preferred).
The Individual category is being offered to any participant who is registered within a team entry or not. Individual routine performance times may not exceed 1 ½ minutes. The individual categories are as follows:
Participants in this category will be scored on the execution of 3 jumps.
Participants in this category will be scored on the difficulty and execution of 3 tumbling passes.
Cheer W/ Chant Only
Individuals may perform cheer with chant. Music is prohibited.
Cheer W/ Chant + Tumbling
Individuals may incorporate tumbling with their cheer/chant performance. Music is prohibited.
Participants in this category may perform a dance routine of any style. The routine should be age-appropriate and in good taste. Dances are performed to recorded music in electronic format (Phone or MP3 Player acceptable, phone preferred). Please also have a backup device ready as well. Tumbling is prohibited.
Poms and or props will be allowed for individual performances.
The Dance Duo category is being offered to any participants who are registered within a team entry or not. Dance Duo routine performance times may not exceed 1 ½ minutes.
Participants in this category may perform a dance routine of any style as a duo. The routine should be age-appropriate and in good taste. Dances are performed to recorded music in electronic format (Phone or MP3 Player acceptable, phone preferred). Please also have a backup device ready as well. Tumbling is prohibited.
Poms and or props will be allowed for duo performances.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams for all team categories. Individual medals will be given to each squad member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
Additionally, all squads that enter and compete in at least 3 out of the 4 categories offered, will be eligible to win our Cheer For A Cure grand champion prize. This prize will be awarded to the team with the highest total scores for the event.
Team trophies or medals will be presented to all show teams.
Spirit sticks will be awarded for the “PINKTASTIC” (crowd pleasers) and “TICKLE US PINK” (most spirited) winners. A special award will also be presented for being “PINKALICIOUS” (most pinked-out squad).
All registration forms, entries, and payments must be received by October 1, 2023.
Registrations and entries that are received after October 1, 2023 will be subject to and must include the late fee of $5 per team member, per category. Therefore, please have all entries in by October 1, 2023 to avoid these late fees. Registration and payment must be received by October 1 to have your team name printed on the CFAC t-shirt. Team names will not be added to the CFAC t-shirt after October 1. No registrations, entries or payments will be accepted after October 6, 2023. No exceptions. Once all of the entries and payments have been made, no changes will be allowed unless prior authorization is granted by an authorized party of Cheer for A Cure. An additional coach pass can be purchased for $25.00. We hand out two (2) coaches passes per squad with an additional pass purchase option. Please complete this information on the registration form if an additional pass will be required.