Squad Event

In the squad event, dancers perform their own choreography. Each squad has their own allocated time slot to perform their routine

Please see below rules for entering squad events

  • The age category for the squad is determined by the oldest member. Proof of age may be required.
  • The duration for the small squad category (12 dancers or less) must not exceed 2 minutes.
  • The duration for the large squad category (13 dancers or more) must not exceed 3 minutes
  • All choreography and music should be appropriate for the age of the squad and the audience.
  • Teachers/Coaches are asked not to stand in front of squads when they are dancing unless they are of an age that require guidance
  • Stunts, tumbling and any gymnastic manoeuvres where both feet are raised above the height of the head are not permitted (i.e. cartwheels, walkovers etc)
  • No props or equipment are permitted in any competition category.
  • When there are 7 or less entries in a squad section, this will be danced as a final and each squad will be placed. When there are 8 or more entries in a squad section, we will try to split the event into two categories based on the numbers performing in each squad.
  • The winning squad will be presented with a cup and each member will receive a trophy.  All runners up will receive a Cheerdance UK plaque. At the major Blackpool events, the winning squad will also receive a roll of honour certificate showing all previous winners of that category.
  • For the small squad category, a minimum of 6 dancers is preferred however a minimum of 4 dancers will be accepted should injury/illness arise
  • The adjudicators decision will be final
    Qualified dance teachers are permitted to take part in the squad event however only those that are 35 years and over please in the PARENTS squad
    Squad music will now be accepted in the following formats:
    (Please advise with entry how you intend to supply music)

    Email in advance to our event DJ – cheerdanceukmusic@gmail.com
    (no later than 10 days before event)
    File must be in MP3 format
    Please help our DJ to match this to your entry by including squad name & age group
    Please also include the date of the competition

    USB Pen Drive on day of event
    File must be in MP3 format
    Please help our DJ by using a file name to indicate squad name & age group and please clear the pen drive of any other files
    Please note that Mac pens will not work with our equipment

    CD on day of event
    Please help our DJ by labelling CD with squad name & age group