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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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The NFHS as well as the IHSA have been receiving a number of questions regarding the legalities of both the "Neck Kip" and the "Suicide Kip". The tricks are ruled as followed. Click on the term to see a video of each skill being demonstrated. (Videos are in Windows Media format.) "Neck Kip"= ... Read more
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This year the IHSA has received a number of questions regarding rules and guidelines for costumes. Below you will find instructions on where to locate the rules as well frequently asked questions and rule interpretations. Click link for rules. Costume Rules for IHSA Dance Competitions Read more
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Coaches, the online rules video is now available for you to view (8/12-12/2) in the IHSA Schools Center Site. The video addresses IHSA By-law Changes, IHSA Terms and Conditions Changes and NFHS Rules Changes. All head coaches are required to view the online video in their schools center site. Read more
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Oak Forest High School will be hosting the Illinois Cheer & Dance Coaches Conference on Sunday, August 24th at Oak Forest High School. Click here to access the registration form for the conference. For additional information regarding the conference email Christine DiVenti: Catscoach@comcast.net

IHSA Competitive Cheerleading administrator Shaunda Brown and IHSA Competitive Dance administrator Tracie Henry are both scheduled to attend and speak at this event. Click here to view the entire speaker schedule. Read more
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2014-15 NFHS Spirit Rules Changes
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Click here for State Final information for qualifying teams. Read more
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The Competitive Dance Performance order is posted. Read more
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Coaches, the deadline to enter your List of Participants is Monday, January 13. Click here for detailed instructions on how to enter your List of Participants and upload your team picture. Read more
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A diagram of the State Final floor is posted. Read more
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Competitive Dance Sectional assignments are posted. The top six qualifying teams in each division from each Sectional will advance to the State Competition. Each team entered into the IHSA State Series has been assigned by the IHSA to one of the five (5) proportional divisions for Sectionals. Assignments are made according to the IHSA Grouping Policy # 19. The number of competing schools, travel distance, geographical location and the number of entries are primary factors in the determination of number and boundary lines for the Sectionals. The Sectional competition order will be randomly determined at the IHSA office and be posted online and provided to the Sectional Managers. Read more
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Coaches remember to update your top 15 Officials list throughout the season. You do not have to list 15 Officials. However, in order to have a voice in who is selected to judge post-season make sure to list those that you think should be assigned for Sectionals and State. Read more
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Rules Interpretation Videos – Viewing and Credit Information

The 2013-14 Competitive Dance Rules Interpretation video is now available in the schools center. For your school to get credit for watching a rules interpretation video and avoid ending up on probation, the head coach must login to the Schools Center, click on the Tracker icon, click the proper link in the Tracker area, and watch the video to completion. An assistant coach or other individual may watch a video, with or without a login, at the following link: http://www.ihsa.org/Resources/Video.aspx An assistant coach with a Schools Center login will also find a link to the Video section on the Forms & Other Resources page.

View the detailed Instructions for head coaches and assistant coaches. Have a great season!

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Member school invitational contests can be found at the following link. Scroll down to find the dates listed for Competitive Dance. http://www.ihsa.org/Schools/OpenDates.aspx 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 five (5) meets exclusive of the IHSA state series (Sectionals & State).

Click here for addtional information.

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Oak Forest High School will be hosting the Illinois Cheer & Dance Coaches Conference on Sunday, August 25th at Oak Forest High School. Click here to access the registration form for the conference. Click here to access the conference schedule. For additional information regarding the conference email Christine DiVenti: catscoach@comcast.net

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In March, 15 rule changes were made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee to take effect for the 2013-2014 season. The IHSA Office anticipates receiving the rules books in July. Click here to see a summary of the rule changes.

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