The Cheer & Dance Championships consist of approximately 400+ teams competing this year at the HP Field House in 4 age classifications
to be crowned National Champion.
This year's Cheer & Dance Championships will also feature competitions in the SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE classification in 4 age classifications.
- Small Teams: 6-12 cheerleaders
- Medium Teams: 13-24 cheerleaders
- Large Teams: Up to 35 cheerleaders (minimum 24).
In 2015, teams are competing in 5 different YCADA categories of competition: PW1, PW2, PW3, PW4 and Dance. These categories are based on success from the previous year(s).
Also, for the fourth straight year, participants from the Pop Warner Mitey-Mite Division will also be performing on the opening day of the event on Saturday, December 5, 2015, along with teams from the Tiny-Mite Division.
For a cheerleading or dance team, the difficult road to the national championship is quite similar to that of the football teams'. A spirit team will showcase their best 2:30 routine complete with music and cheering at a league championship level.
The top 2 teams advance to regional competition. At regional competition, a spirit team will again perform their top 2:30 routine in hopes of winning. The first and second place teams in the region are invited to perform at ESPN's Wide World of Sports™ Complex.
The 2015 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships are taking place from Saturday, December 5th through Friday, December 11th at ESPN's Wide World of Sports™ Complex.