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10/06/21 – Dance Postseason Championships Dates Adjusted

October 6, 2021 Athletic Department Blog Updates


The KHSAA has spent the last few weeks gathering data from the Dance participating schools about the schedule for 2021-22 Dance championships. It was also critical that the current conditions and concerns around indoor events related to the pandemic be reviewed as well as the strong survey response for staff to consider an alternative date, particularly in light of the lateness of the 2021 championships. Many of our schools have followed up to the survey indicating their concerns about the final schedule even though the dates selected were in fact the originally requested dates when Dance was originally adopted. Many schools reported significant conflicts with any potential February dates as did UDA representatives. Keep in mind that the availability of judges and the dates of national events for both the National Dance Alliance (NDA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA) were vital factors in finalizing the postseason schedule. 

This final schedule also attempts to take into account the availability of judging and staffing resources which are vital to managing these events at the optimal level for students.

After much deliberation and the consideration of alternatives, the following schedule is set for the KHSAA Dance postseason for 2021-22 as revised from the original dates: 

KHSAA Semi-State Dance Competitions

  • Regions 1-2: November 21 at Valley High School
  • Regions 3-4: November 20 at George Rogers Clark High School 

KHSAA State Dance Championships

  • December 12 at George Rogers Clark High School 

With this movement of the semi-state competitions (formally regions) and the KHSAA state championships, the declaration form (DA101) has been reopened and schools may edit/add/delete divisions up until Friday, October 29th. If you have already submitted a declaration for your school and you do not have any changes, there are no further steps to complete at this time. If you do enter a new DA101, your prior submission will be disregarded.

This year, the maximum number of performances each school is allowed to enter is three (3), so long as the third routine is Game Day. Once declarations have been tallied after the deadline, a detailed schedule and state advancement chart will be developed and distributed. 


Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh ( should you have any questions or to change/edit/delete your declaration.



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 286 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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