See a performance of Wakaba High School from Japan
at our National/International Championship
See a performance of the Australia Dance/Drill Team link

Watch the American Dance commercial online

Go directly to Contest Dates and locations for our
Dance Team Competitions
for high school, college, middle school, elementary dance teams,
as well as Studio and All Star groups

Watch for our 2017 Contest Brochure
and 2017 College Dance Team Brochure

Read the information on music copyrights and
how it will affect your music selections

View a video that has proper edits for mixes

Visit us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DanceADTS
Tag us #adts2017

Go directly to Live Video Stream page

In your Team/Officer/Ensemble results packet you will receive critiques from three judges, two of which will be audio commentary along with videos of your performance. In your Solo/Duet result packets you will receive written as well as visual/audio critiques from two judges. Download an example.
This can be viewed on any computer that has a USB port and Quicktime software

"Life goes by fast and we don’t always stop to share the things that make a difference in our lives and to say THANK YOU! I want to just take a minute to take this opportunity and say THANK YOU for being a great company to work with and value bringing my girls to competition. Your company exhibits a true Christian spirit, professionalism, respect for academics and value of individuals. I have experienced several professional companies through the years including working for the SA Spurs, US Olympic Festival, owning my own businesses, dance director, educator and other professional entities and I deeply value the qualities that your company exhibits. I just thought you should know… it shows."

Kathy Lee
Champion HS Charms Director

2017 Contest Registration
Watch for the American contest registration page will be 'live' by September

Now accepting PayPal and Credit Cards for Registration
For details or invoicing, contact Barbara, our accounts manager

$100 discount to new clients (not attending in the past 3 years)**

Use the discount code in the comments box: ADTSNEW100
Groups that attended an American Officer Camp in 2016 will receive an additional FREE officer event. Use discount code in comments box:
Groups attending a team camp or private camp with American in 2016 will receive a FREE team event. Use discount code in comments box: ADTSTeam
Register and Pay by December 1st and receive a 10% discount

Purchase Orders are not considered payment
Printable Forms:
Kansas Registration
Regional Registration
Nationals Registration
*This discount only applies to entries made by the team director and does not apply to individual entries.
Invoices not paid by December 1st, will be revised at the regular entry fee price.
Cannot be combined with any other discounts
**Must compete at least 3 team events and is not applicable when combined with any other discounts.
Must be paid in full at least three weeks prior to contest date to be eligible.

If you need your login and password, or entry fees, directors can email us at
, and we can send this to you.
If you have questions about your invoice or special invoicing,
email Barbara at

If you need to receive a username and password, a W-9 form for your bookkeeper,
or have any questions about the new system, please contact us, or call 254-947-0613

You do not pay at the time of pre-registration. An invoice will be sent to you
once you have hit 'submit and print' at the end of your pre-registration process.

If you need to add or modify any of your entries, you can login and modify your information up to two weeks prior to the competition. After that time, you must contact our office to add or modify events.

If you do not see the
"Directors Statement of Responsibility" pop up once you have hit
'Print and Submit'
, you are NOT registered yet.

Studio/All Star Divisions will conform to USASF rules for 2017
Mascots-6 and under
Elementary-7-9 years on Aug. 31
Intermediate-10-12 years on Aug. 31
Junior-13-15 years on Aug. 31
Senior-16-18 years on Aug. 31

Middle School/Junior High
All Middle Schools and Junior Highs will be in a combined category and can be
divided into team sizes if there is 5+ entries per division

High School Team Sizes (does not appy to any other groups)
Jr Varsity & Pep Squads (any size-may be separated if 5+ in a division)
Extra Small Team – 15 & under
Small Team - 16-25
Medium Team - 26-35
Large Team - 36-45
Super Team – 46+
*If there are at least three teams of 60+, we will add another Super XL Division
If there are less than 3 teams in a division at a given contest,
we may combine the teams in the next closest division
Elite Team (a portion of your team that is a specialty group; ex., Jazz Co., Kick Co., etc)

College Team Divisions (Nationals only)
Div. IA (Large Universities)
Div. I (Medium Universities)
Div. II (Small Universities)
Div. III (Junior Colleges)
NAIA Colleges
Div I/IA Hip Hop Teams
Div II/III Hip Hop Teams

2017 Contest Fees

Regionals Contest Fees for 2017

(these prices will not be reflected on the registration page until Sept. 1st) -
Team Events: $255 * Officer Events: $225
Solos: $95 * Duets: $155
Sm Ens: $165 * Med Ens: $185 * Lg Ens: $205
Elite Groups: $255 * Show Production: $300
*Register and pay by December 1st for a 10% discount

Nationals Contest Fees for 2017
Team Events: $310 * Officer Events: $270
Solos: $110 * Duets: $175
Sm Ens: $185 * Med Ens: $205 * Lg Ens: $225
Elite Groups: $310 * Show Production: $335 * International: $250
Collegiate Teams: $325
*Register and pay by December 1st for a 10% discount

Kansas Spectacular fees for 2017:
Team Events: $245 * Officer Events: $215
Solos: $50 Duets: $80
Sm Ens: $160 * Med Ens: $180 * Lg Ens: $200
Elite Groups: $245 * Show Production: $310
*Register and pay by December 1st for a 20% discount
(put KSLove20 in comments box)

See Individual Registration Below

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00-5:00pm Central Time or 254-947-0613 or 800-462-5719

Individual Online Registration
(for solos and duets competing without their teams)
*Individual solos/duets that are entering a competition where their team nor officers are not competing, must pay the "individual entry fee" in order to receive their two USB flash drives with audio/video comments from the judges.

Regional Fees for Individual Registration:
$110 for Solos • $160 for Duets
National Fees for Individual Registration:
$130 for Solos • $180 for Duets

In order to view the team entry fee pricing, Directors need to login to their account with their login and password

All teams/officer groups entered in the competition will have all solo and duet audio/video comments compiled onto one set of USB flash drives that the director will receive at the end of the competition. The individual video/audio files can be easily transferred to a CD or USB flash drive for each student.

College Dance Teams
American Collegiate Championship
at UNT • March 25, 2017
for more info link here
Guest Performance and Recruiting at Regional Contests link here for more information
Don't forget our new award:
Giving Back Award

Submit your community service
project and your team might
be a winner!

Cicci's Academic Champions Entry Form
Each team entering team events can complete the form above (by a school counselor) and either fax,
or scan and email into the office by Monday at noon prior to the contest to be considered for the American Academic Champions award. All grades must be figured by the counselor on a 4.0 scale.

To calculate from their number grade to a 4.0 scale, please use this link.
Fax to: 254-947-3040 or scan copy from counselor and e-mail to

Helpful Links
2017 National Championship UPDATES
See what is new for 2017

Regional Contest Awards
National/International Awards

Spectator / Participant Information
American Collegiate
Happy Feet Miss High Kick Information
Jr & Sr Miss High Kick Entry Form
General Contest Information

Contest Rules and Regulations

Online editable Patch Order Form to print and send in with payment
See patch samples

Time Limits
Category Descriptions

Team Sizes
College Competition
Discouraged or Not Permitted
Ensemble Scoresheet  Solo Scoresheet 
Team Scoresheet  Officer Scoresheet  
Contest Preparation Articles Past Contest Results

Regional Spectator Admission Fees:
Friday-$5 per person
Saturday-$10 per person
5 and under/65 and over FREE

Nationals Spectator Admission Fees:
Friday-$10 per person
Saturday-$15 per person
5 and under/65 and over FREE

Yellow Star Visit the American Store Yellow Star
where t-shirts are still $10 each
(over a dozen new designs)
and Patches are still $5 each

Solo finalists, Best in Class duets, ensembles, officers and teams are eligible for special performance opportunities including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade™, the All American Halftime Show™, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. For more information about these trips, visit our Special Events page.

Contests & Information
Schedules will be posted after 5:00pm on the Monday prior to the contest. Directors will receive a preliminary schedule by e-mail about 10 days prior to the contest. If you are a director and have not received the preliminary schedule at least 10 days ahead, please contact our office immediately.
2016 Schedules are linked for your convenience to view the events this past season
will be posted within an hour following the awards ceremony.
Contest Profile information including entrances/exits, floor surfaces, site address and phone number, etc, just click below the contest name for Contest Profile.
Yellow Star 2016 Contest Results Yellow Star 2016 Contest Schedules

2017 Contests
Dates and Locations
*offering all divisions at each contest unless noted otherwise


Jan. 20-21st

Kansas Spectacular
Olathe East H.S.
KSHAA approved event
All teams must adhere to rules set by

Benefitting Harvesters charity
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
College Dance Teams (recruiting table and performance)
2016 Schedule
2016 MS/HS Results 2016 All-Star Results


Feb. 4th
Central Texas Dance Festival
East View H.S.
Contest Profile

Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 4th

North Texas Regional
Rockwall Heath H.S.
Contest Profile

Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 4th
North Houston Dance Classic
New Caney High School
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 11th

Heart of Texas Classic 
Ellison H.S • Killeen, TX

Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results


South Padre Island Festival
South Padre Island Convention Center
or all High School divisions including JV & Middle Schools
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 12th
following the
Sr Padre Contest
JR/SR So. Padre Island Festival
South Padre Island Convention Center

for elementary, middle school & all levels of all star teams

Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 18th

Lone Star State Dance Championship
State Champions for High School and Sr Teams
Order your State Championship Jackets
• All
Solo Winners and Miss Texas High Kick
will receive a FREE jacket

McNeil H.S. (Austin, TX)

Contest Profile

State Miss High Kick Entry Registration
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 18th
  Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic
Kilgore College • Benefitting Rangerette Scholarships
Visit the Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Residence
and Rangerette Showcase
(a museum of the history of the Rangerettes)

Director's Hospitality Room and assigned dressing space
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
Map of Kilgore College
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 18th
Houston Coastal Sr Dance Classic
Morton Ranch H.S. (Katy, TX)
for High School teams
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 18th
Texas Dance Classic
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 25th
DFW Dance Championship
Duncanville H.S.
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 25th

Houston Regional Championship
Dekaney H.S.
(Spring , TX)
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
Dekaney HS layout
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Feb. 25th

Austin Dance Classic
Vandegrift H.S. (Northwest Austin area)
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Order Form
Map of Vandegrift HS
Box Lunch Pre-order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

MARCH 2017

March 4th

Alamo Dance Classic 
Karen Wagner HS (San Antonio, TX)

Contest Profile

Box Lunch Order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

March 3-4th
Galveston Island Festival
Moody Gardens Hotel
& Convention Center
Contest Profile
Moody Gardens Map
Convention Center Contest Layout

Box Lunch Order Form
Moody Gardens watch for NEW Concessions Menu
2016 Schedule 2016 HS Results
2016 All Star/Studio/MS Results

March 11th
Santa Fe Dance Festival
St. Michael's HS Santa Fe, NM
Approved competition by the NMAA for Dance Teams
Contest Profile
Box Lunch Pre-order Form
2016 Schedule 2016 Results

March 24-25




University of North Texas - Denton, TX
Contest Profile
Layout of UNT campus
Saturday Box Lunch Order Form
y Box Dinner Order Form

UNT Concessions Menu

Download important Information for Teams
Book your hotel for Nationals from one of these great properties
This contest is approved by KSHSAA for Kansas Teams

North Tunnel in Coliseum opening
for props 9' high/11' wide

(All staging and props must fit through this tunnel without assembly inside. Staging and props cannot be stored in the Coliseum and can only be brought in 30 minutes before performance and must be taken out immediately after the performance.)
Any staging or backdrops going into the Men's Gym must fit through a 7' double door with the center bar removed.

2016 Schedule 2016 Results
National/International Awards Explanation
Dressing Assignments

Miss High Kick Information

Tailgating Tents & RV's
The link for the online form to reserve tent/RV space around the Coliseum and Bahnsen Gym is currently live. There will be extra space available on a first come, first serve basis.
Tent & Tailgating reserved spots are currently sold out.
Reserve a Prop Trailer
and Truck Parking Space
$25 (email us)

Road construction will be completely finished around The Coliseum, to allow for more reserved tailgating space. Watch for reservation link to be live in mid January.

For hotels near UNT visit the Hotel Page

Order your National Championship Jackets • All Solo Winners &Miss High Kick will receive a FREE warmup jacket from Texas Motion Sports!

March 25th

American Collegiate Championship

University of North Texas - Denton, TX
*Competition fee includes free recruiting table, high school contact list,
photo in program and much more!

Adding a new division for NAIA schools
All Divisions include: Div. IA, Div. I, Div. II, Div. III, NAIA, Hip Hop (Div. I, IA), Hip Hop (Div. II, III, NAIA)

2016 Schedule 2016 Results

Competition Results
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015


Links to all Competition Results

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