- All participants on the All-State Team must be on a high school varsity cheerleading / dance team.
- Your school must be a member of the NJCDCA. If you are unsure of your school's status, please visit the Membership page.
Complete an application form.
Write a brief, cheerleading or dance biography (not an essay), which must be signed by your coach. The biography should be no more than one page and should be attached to your Application Form and Photo Release. If you are a cheerleader; it must include your stunting ability.
Be a Senior in good standing.
The application form must be signed by a school administrator or athletic director and your coach confirming that you are in good academic standing.
Submit videotape or DVD
that is no longer than three (3) minutes. Be sure that the tape contains all of the required elements. When taping the video, candidates should wear a T-shirt, and shorts. Do NOT wear a school uniform or anything that will identify your school.
NO MINI TAPES WILL BE ACCEPTED! PLEASE BE SURE YOUR TAPE PLAYS ON A DVD PLAYER!!
The videotape must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2012. Videotapes must be of standard size or adaptable. Send the video tape and application form with a check for $25
(payable to NJCCA) to:
2037 Lakeside Drive West
Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
If you are overnighting, please WAIVE THE SIGNATURE.
The fee is to cover the expenses of the selection of the All-State Team. An independent panel of judges will make final selection of the All-State Team.
Applicants will be notified by mail in the fall of 2012 as to whether or not they have made the team. The 2011-2012 All-State Team will be honored at a brunch or a luncheon in November. The team will be formally presented at the NJCDCA Cheer and Dance State Championships in 2013.
Helpful hints for making the team:
- For all skills demonstrated, show the highest level of difficulty that can be well executed. For example, a well-executed toe touch jump is better than a poorly done pike jump.
- Use good motion technique.
- Voice, expression, inflection, and volume count.
- Make sure the video is clean. If there are mistakes, DO IT OVER!
- Appearance isn’t scored, but please be neat.
- Applicants from the same school should use individual material.
The tape should include:
- not a sideline (no longer than
Gymnastics - minimum of a
standing back handspring and/or tumbling pass
Dance - (four - eight counts)
Jumps - a single toe touch and a combination jump that may include standing tumbling
or sidelines with arm motions, no stunts
(no longer than 15 seconds)
Gymnastics - minimum of a standing
back handspring and/or tumbling pass
Partner stunting - individual stunts
or a stunt sequence with or without music. No more than 30 seconds.
(Please use a spotter.)
Jumps- a single toe touch and a combination jump that may include standing tumbling
|Jazz & Pom Technique -
Split - (left and right)
Leap - (Grand Jette)
Kick - (Fan or Hitch)
Jump - (i.e. toe touch)
Techniques are to be demonstrated separately; not incorporated into the 6-8 count dance.
|Hip Hop Technique-
||Must demonstrate street and hip hop dance skills; i.e. popping, locking, etc.
|All Styles of Dance
- eight counts to music demonstrating jazz, pom or
hip hop skills
demo requirements are minimums; a higher
degree of difficulty
in each area may be substituted.
Click here for Application
Click here for Photo Release
PLEASE NOTE: NJCDCA from time to time produces promotional material relating to its programs. As a participant and/or a spectator at the Event, teams or individuals may be included in videotapes, photographs, DVD’s, and video casts taken during the Event to be used for promotional and commercial purposes.