Dance Blog Updates

10/16/17 – State Dance Divisions Posted

Dance Blog Updates

The 2017-18 KHSAA Dance divisions list has been compiled and released.

Click here to view school squad declaration

Click here to view division totals

A reminder to coaches that no changes to divisions may be made and withdrawal from competition will result in penalties under Bylaw 27, including a fine.

With the adoption of Varsity/UDA scoresheets, coaches are advised to review those as posted on the KHSAA website. Posted are links for UDA Scoresheet Explanations, 2017-18 Scoresheet and 2017-18 Judging Rules and Standards.  All of this information is under the Dance Judges, Judging and Scoresheet Information link.

The State Competition Participation Manual as well as the competition schedule will be posted soon for coaches, participants and fans.

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09/21/17 – Fall Sports Championship Media Credentials

2017-2018 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Fall Sports Championships is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, as well as unauthorized use of the media […]

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09/12/17 – Dance Online Rule Clinic Now Available

Dance Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport activity of Dance was available beginning September 11. The clinic is required of all all coaches, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:

COACHES

September 11 to September 23 – the Dance Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
September 24 to October 13 – the Dance Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
October 14 to October 27 – the Dance Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along with many HTML5 enabled mobile devices and tablets […]

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07/20/17 – Heat and Humidity Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

With temperatures rising across the state, now is a good time to remind all of our school administrators and coaches of the requirements of the Heat Index program. No game, or plan for a game, is worth short-cutting this required procedure that is now nearly fifteen years old. Nothing about the program has changed, but with the turnover in coaches (and administrators) perhaps a few heat index reminders are helpful:

  • Heat index requirements and restrictions apply (and have always applied) to outdoor and indoor sports. In many cases during the summer, indoor practice areas (including gymnasiums) are set to be electronically controlled in terms of temperature and coaches must monitor conditions to ensure compliance.
  • While the gold standard for heat index measurement is the wet bulb globe, the KHSAA has adopted the use of the digital sling psychrometer as the measurement instrument for heat index as the next best available and most cost effective […]

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05/23/17 – Dance State Competition FAQs

Athletic Department Blog Updates

KHSAA DANCE

Frequently Asked Questions (as of August 18, 2017)

The following is a FAQ for Dance. Refer to the Competition Rules that will be published in the KHSAA Handbook and on the Association website for more information. The Competition Rules govern Dance.

Is Dance a “Sport”?

  • Within the programs of the KHSAA, Dance is categorized as a “sport-activity”.

With the KHSAA sponsoring a Dance championship, does that make Dance exactly the same as all other sports and activities within the school?

  • The management of individual teams within a school is a local decision. School administrators will decide about issues such as compensation, travel allowances and other benefits in compliance with federal, state and locally adopted policies.
  • Nothing about the KHSAA adding this sport-activity makes anything “automatic” within a school or school district.
  • Be mindful of the fact that unless supervised in the same manner as the rest of the school sport and sport-activity programs, the […]

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05/12/17 – State Dance Competition

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Following is a link to the news release that was posted following yesterday’s KHSAA Board of Control meeting concerning the 2017 KHSAA State Dance Competition.

News Release

In addition, coaches should be mindful of the following:

COMPETITION
The State Competition will be an open competition (no regional qualifying).

SCORING
Once UDA finalizes the scoresheets, we will send out a notice to coaches.

DIVISIONS
Championships will be conducted in the following:
Jazz
Pom
Kick
Hip Hop

JUDGING
Judge training will be conducted through UDA (online) at no charge. The KHSAA will be managing Dance, so individual school questions/inquiries should come to the Association office.

STATE
The State Competition will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington.  Additional information on the competition is being finalized and information will be posted soon.

Please contact the […]

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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

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08/27/15 – Triennial Survey Results Highlight Dance For Potential Future KHSAA Sponsorship

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2015

During Monday’s Board of Control meeting at the Owensboro Convention Center, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett presented the results from the Association’s triennial survey of the membership, conducted earlier this summer, the results of which designated Dance as the one sport or sport-activity to receive enough interest to be considered for future adoption.

The Board directed staff to return at the November meeting with a report on the necessary steps for implementing a championship in Dance in the future, including a complete fiscal analysis of the impact to the KHSAA and all member schools and its impact on other programs, along with an update on the addition of Rifle Marksmanship, which was previously approved by the Board.

“It is so vitally important that our member schools have this regular opportunity to evaluate options for championship play and provide this input. With our emphasis on opportunities for ALL students, not simply […]

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