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The State Final performance order will be determined by a random sort. The State Final performance order will be posted no later than Tuesday, January 27th at 10AM. General State Final time schedule. Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2014-15 Officials of the Year in 20 IHSA sports. To be considered for this honor, an official must first be nominated by an Officials Association recognized by the IHSA. IHSA staff members then vote on the winners based on factors ... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has named Fieldcrest High School Competitive Dance Coach Tina Fortner its National Spirit Coach of the Year. Fortner is the 15th coach from Illinois to win the National Coach of the Year honor and the first in the Spirit category. &... Read more
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The IHSA Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 12, where the Board announced that IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman (right) will retire on January 15, 2016. “I have known for some time that the 2015-16 school year would be my final year,” ... Read more
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA) member schools approved three amendment proposals and rejected three others in the annual referendum that ended December 30, 2014. The online ballots were tabulated and certified in the IHSA Office Tuesday (Jan. 6). All the by-law changes take effect on J... Read more
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Athletes, coaches and parents are encouraged to register for this complimentary seminar addressing mechanics, injury prevention and conditioning for the overhead throwing athlete. The seminar will be at The Forum at Carle, 611 W. Park Street, Urbana on January 17, 2015 from 10 – 11:30 a.m... Read more
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The blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Wednesday, December 17, starting at approximately 1:00 pm. This drawing covered the winter sports of girls basketball, boys basketball, and dual team wrestling, as well as Scholastic Bo... Read more
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The IHSA Archives project is serving up an early treat for high school basketball fans this holiday season. On Sunday evening (Dec. 21) the Illinois High School Association will release video recordings of 145 boys and girls basketball state championship games, covering tournaments from 1947 to 2007... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, December 15, 2014, where the Board approved the creation of the new IHSA Student Section Showdown contest. The IHSA Student Sectional Showdown was an ... Read more
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Coaches, the deadline to enter your list of participants in the IHSA Schools Center is Monday, January 13. Click here for directions on how to enter your list of participants and upload your team picture. Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) was founded more than 100 years ago upon the belief that participation in high school sports and activities helps make young people better citizens. High school sports create everlasting bonds among teammates and coaches, and contribute to the fabric o... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association's Legislative Commission voted Monday (Nov. 24) to refer six proposals to amend the IHSA Constitution and By-laws to a vote of the general membership. The Commission voted after hearing feedback from member school personnel at 28 town meetings held around the sta... Read more
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Press Release courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago: For the fourth-straight year, Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will be airing LIVE coverage of the 2014 Illinois High School Associat... Read more
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Visit Champaign County is glad to welcome football fans attending the 2014 IHSA Football State Finals at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus to its annual festivities at Tent City. Returning fans will want to note that the location of Tent City has moved this year to the west side ... Read more
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The NFHS as well as the IHSA have been receiving a number of questions regarding the legality of the "Death Drop.” The trick is ruled as Illegal. "Death Drop"= Illegal- NFHS Rule 3-Section- 5- Article 1 (3-5-1) pg. 35 . . . the descent is not controlled and the majority of the weight is... Read more
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5.352 Contest Limitation

No Competitive Dance team representing a member school shall, in any one season, participate in more than six (6) dates exclusive of the IHSA state series.

If your team is looking for additional contest dates visit the Open Dates link on the IHSA website.

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When a dance team exhibitions does it count as a contest date?

Yes. By-law 5.350

Could a high school competitive team dancer, exhibition for her studio during the IHSA competitive dance season?

No. 3.100

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A total of 18 by-law amendment proposals were received prior to the October 14 deadline from official representatives of IHSA member schools. The IHSA Legislative Commission will review the proposals at its first meeting on Monday, November 3.  Then the proposals will be discussed at town mee... Read more
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