Selection Process 2018-02-05T10:38:51+00:00

US National Jazz, Hip Hop & Pom Teams

Interested teams must complete an online application and submit a video audition. There is an application fee of $75. Video auditions must be sent by February 2, 2018 to Director of USA Dance Stacy Shelton via Dropbox or email at If you have questions, please contact Stacy at

What are the dates of the 2018 ICU World Championships?
April 25, 2018 – ICU Opening Ceremonies
April 25, 2018 – ICU Junior Championships
April 26 & 27, 2018 – ICU Premier Championships
April 27, 2018 – ICU Closing Ceremonies

When do I need to submit my application and video entry?
No later than February 2, 2018 by 5 p.m. CST.

Can my organization/team enter in more than one category (i.e., Jazz, Hip Hop and Pom)?
If you would like to enter in for more than one category, you may.

Is there an additional entry fee for applying for more than one category?
A one-time $75.00 fee will be needed.

Who can apply for US National Jazz, Hip Hop and Pom Teams?
Any dance team, school, organization, or crew can apply. Each individual must be a current US Citizen.

When will we find out about the US National Team decision?
A group of highly qualified judges will sit down with Director of Dance, Stacy Shelton, and judge all video entries on February 5, 2018. They will also look at all online applications. Team selections will be made by Friday, February 9, 2018. Coaches will be contacted prior to being publicly announced.

If chosen, what is expected of my organization/team?
If chosen to represent one or more of our teams, you will be held to a high standard. You must hold additional practices with your organization/team, have an allotted time that director of dance can come in to help assist with choreography/cleaning/overall routine updates, and keeping your athletes in shape.

If chosen, what is expected of my organization/team financially?
All travel and competition costs for participants and coaches must be paid by your team/organization. USA Cheer partners with a fundraising company that we help set up for your team. This is a way to get family, friends, and the community involved to help donate for your team to represent the USA. You are welcome to do additional fundraisers at home with your organization/team. Estimated costs for each individual is $850.00. (Items that go into costs are, but not limited to flights, rooming, food and any costume updates/changes.)

What dates will my organization/team have to be in Orlando, FL?
You must travel to Orlando on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and can leave as early as Saturday, April 28, 2018.

US National Junior Teams

The 2018 US Junior National Teams have been selected. Announcement coming soon!