What is the OSAA?
“The Oregon School Activities Association, OSAA, is a non-profit, board-governed organization comprised of its member schools, both private and public. The OSAA is dedicated to ensuring equitable competition for Oregon high school students through OSAA-sponsored events. The foundation for that goal lies in a belief that no school, team or individual should be treated as any more or less than another.
OSAA standardized rules of eligibility and competition, and put in place a standard of education regarding participation in interscholastic activities. Administered equally and fairly, OSAA policies strive to allow no one school to outweigh its brethren.”
“The mission of the OSAA is to serve member schools by providing leadership and state coordination for the conduct of interscholastic activities, which will enrich the educational experiences of high school students. The OSAA will work to promote interschool activities that provide equitable participation opportunities, positive recognition and learning experiences to students, while enhancing the achievement of educational goals.”
The above information is directly from the OSAA Website, click here for the full article.
OSAA Dance Drill Teams
All Oregon high school sports and activities are governed by the OSAA, and teams must follow all the OSAA Rules & Guidelines. Oregon high school dance teams are considered an OSAA Activity and must be registered through the OSAA. High school dance team coaches must obtain all the necessary training and certifications required by the OSAA. If your school is not registered as having a participating dance team through the OSAA, please contact your Athletic Director and the OSAA for more information.
OSAA Dance Drill State Championships
The Dance Drill State Championships are held in mid-March every year and are run entirely by the OSAA. The majority of DDCA Member teams participate in the OSAA State Championships, however the State Championships is not a DDCA Event. The OSAA adopted the DDCA Judges Affiliation Scoresheets and qualifying standards for their event, but the OSAA hires all the State Championships staff and judges. Only top dance judges certified by the DDCA Judges Affiliation are invited to judge the State Championships.
State Championships Committee
In order to run the best event possible, the OSAA seeks input regarding the State Championships from DDCA coaches, through a Dance Drill State Championship Committee. The committee is made up of OSAA staff members, along with one representative coach from each classification. The current DDCA Representatives on the OSAA Dance Drill State Championships Committee are as follows:
- 6A – Kendall Shepherd, Lake Oswego High School
- 5A – Amanda GaVette, South Albany High School
- 4A/3A/2A/1A – Denise Harris, Gladstone High School
- Show – Jenn Chaffee, Canby High School
- DDCA Board Member Representative – Jenn Chaffee, Canby High School
Contact the OSAA
OSAA Staff Contact, Assistant Executive Director: Kyle Stanfield (503.682.6722 x239)
OSAA Dance Drill State Championships Director: Christine Anderson
OSAA Dance Drill State Championships Judges Director: Michele Napier