About the DDCA Category Championships
The Fall competitive season runs from November through the Holiday Break. The final competition of the Fall Category Season is the DDCA Category Championships, usually held the first Saturday in December. Fall competitions include the following Categories: Kick, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pom & Novelty. The event director can choose to break the Categories into different divisions based on the size of team entering (ex: Small, Intermediate, Large) and not necessarily based on school size (1A, 2A, 3A, etc.). The DDCA Board of Directors and the hosting school run the Category Championships. All proceeds for the Category Championships go towards funding the DDCA, with a percentage allotted to the hosting school.
For more information about each Category, please see the JA Manual Chapter 6 – Category.
Qualifying for Category Championships
Teams can qualify to compete at the Category Championships by competing at local DDCA sanctioned competitions during the Fall Category Season. To qualify a category routine, teams must place first or second in a division with a minimum score of 68. At the end of the Category Season, the top 50% of teams participating in each Category (per score tracker) will also be invited to compete at the Category Championships (if they also met the minimum qualifying score of 68). Teams will receive email invitations from the Board when they have qualified to compete. Teams are NOT to register themselves, or any additional routines, until they receive a notice from the Board that they qualified (this is especially important when teams qualify per the 50% rule).
Limit on Performances: Teams can only bring a maximum of 4 routines, per school (including JV & Varsity squads).
2017 Category Championships
Info coming soon!
After receiving the invitation from the DDCA Board, coaches are highly encouraged to register their qualifying routine(s) immediately. If a team qualifies more category routines throughout the season, they can add that routine to their registration later. If a qualifying team is NOT planning to attend Championships, please also contact the DDCA Board as soon as possible to decline the invitation.
Teams are NOT to register themselves, or any additional routines, until they receive a notice from the Board that they qualified (this is especially important when teams qualify per the 50% rule). If you believe your team has qualified a routine, but the head coach has not yet received an invitation to register for that qualification, then please contact the Board immediately.
DDCA Membership Support
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! We encourage all teams to attend and support the Championships, either as competitors or as spectators – it is a very important fundraiser for our organization, and can only be a success with your help. To volunteer at the Category Championships, please contact the DDCA Board.
Event Director: Jennifer Wilson