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11/02/23 – Dance State Qualifiers Numbers Released

November 2, 2023 Dance Blog Updates


The number of state qualifiers from each region and each division of Dance is released in this notice. Statewide declarations supported advancers to be pro-rated by region so as not to penalize larger regions. After reviewing the declarations/withdrawals, this chart illustrates the updated number of squads per division and per region that will qualify for state competition.

  Jazz Hip Hop Pom Game Day
Region Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State Teams Entered Total Advancing to State
1 7 4 10 5 10 5 3 2
2 2 2 10 5 10 5 10 5
3 4 2 14 7 13 7 7 3
4 3 2 9 5 4 2 7 3
Totals 16 10 43 22 37 19 27 13

A reminder to participating teams that all regional information, schedules, and instructions were released earlier this month. Please double-check the time schedules as a few changes did occur. An archive of that post can be found here:

As a reminder to coaches, the UDA released a new rule regarding sideline boxes and the KHSAA regional and state competitions will follow this rule. The new verbiage regarding props for UDA reads: “Props cannot bear the weight of a performer. This would include sideline cheer/dance boxes that are used at games.” A sample photo of the box is shown below. 

The 2023-2024 KHSAA State Dance Championships presented by UK HealthCare will be held on December 10 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. After all regionals are complete, a finalized detailed time schedule will be developed for the state championships.



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