Team/group Event Descriptions

REMINDER OF NEW USTA TEAM/GROUP RULES THAT WENT IN EFFECT IN 2020:

  • Team/group athletes’ ages on August 31, 2021, will be used to determine age categories (either the average age or age of oldest team member may be used).

  • A Dance Twirl team may only enter one level above their current classification/proficiency level. For instance, a team may only enter Beginner Dance Twirl team and Intermediate Dance Twirl team (if the Intermediate level of competition is offered). They may NOT enter Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. If a team chooses to compete at a higher level, they are still limited to enter two consecutive classifications (for example, Beginner and Intermediate, or Intermediate and Advanced). A team may not enter Beginner and Advanced if the Intermediate level of competition is offered. The Intermediate level of competition for Dance Twirl teams is optional.

  • New Twirl Team rules:

o Twirl teams will no longer compete at the levels of Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. Twirl team levels will now be Novice, A, AA, AAA, and Elite.

o Novice, A, and AA levels will be considered “open” or “Festival of the Future” level events. AAA and Elite levels will be considered “State,” “Regional,” or “National” level events.

o Each level (with the exception of Elite) has content restrictions.

o See the USTA Rulebook for the full Twirl Team rules and content restrictions chart.

  • New Parade Corps, Entertainment Corps (formerly Show Corps), and Show Team rules:

o There will only be one level for Parade Corps, Entertainment Corps, and Show Teams. The levels of A Class and Open Class will no longer be offered.

o There are no longer age divisions for Parade and Entertainment Corps. Show Teams will still have the following age divisions: Primary, Juvenile, Junior, and Senior.

o Member requirement for Parade and Entertainment Corps has increased from a minimum of 8 members to a minimum of 10 members.

General team size, time limit, level and age info:

(age used for competition is the age the athlete will be on 8/31/2021)

DANCE TWIRL TEAMS (2:00-3:00 minutes)

GROUP SIZE

SMALL TEAM: 4-8 members

LARGE TEAM: 9 or more members

LEVELS

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

AGE DIVISIONS

TINY TOT (only Beg. & Int): All members are 7 years or younger

PRIMARY: Members are an average age of 0-9.99 years

JUVENILE: Members are an average age of 10-13.99 years

JUNIOR: Members are an average age of 14-17.99 years

SENIOR: Members are an average age of 18 years or older


TWIRL TEAMS (2:00-3:30 minutes)

GROUP SIZE

SMALL TEAM: 4-8 members

LARGE TEAM: 9 or more members

LEVELS & AGE DIVISIONS

PRIMARY: Members are an average age of 0-9.99 years

Levels: Novice, A

JUVENILE: Members are an average age of 10-13.99 years

Levels: Novice, A, AA

JUNIOR: Members are an average age of 14-17.99 years

Levels: Novice, A, AA, AAA, Elite

SENIOR: Members are an average age of 18 years or older

Levels: Novice, A, AA, AAA, Elite

TRIOS (2:00-3:00 minutes)

GROUP SIZE: 3 members

AGE DIVISIONS

PRIMARY: Members are an average age of 0-9.99 years

JUVENILE: Members are an average age of 10-13.99 years

JUNIOR: Members are an average age of 14-17.99 years

SENIOR: Members are an average age of 18 years or older


SHOW TEAMS (2:00-3:00 minutes)

GROUP SIZE

SMALL TEAM: 4-8 members

LARGE TEAM: 9 or more members

ONE LEVEL

AGE DIVISIONS

PRIMARY: Members are an average age of 0-9.99 years

JUVENILE: Members are an average age of 10-13.99 years

JUNIOR: Members are an average age of 14-17.99 years

SENIOR: Members are an average age of 18 years or older


PARADE CORPS (2:00-4:00 minutes)

GROUP SIZE: 10 or more members

ONE LEVEL: NO AGE DIVISIONS


ARTISTIC GROUPS (2:00-3:00 minutes)

GROUP SIZE: 10 or more members

ONE LEVEL: NO AGE DIVISIONS


ENTERTAINMENT CORPS (2:00-3:00 minutes)

(formerly Show Corps)

GROUP SIZE: 10 or more members

ONE LEVEL: NO AGE DIVISION