The competition boundary is defined as the performance surface and any immediate adjacent safety border. A 0.25 deduction will be assessed per occurrence for an athlete that completes a technical skill with both feet outside the competition boundary. Stepping on, or just past the border is not a boundary violation.
The routine time limit is listed below. Judges will use a stop watch or similar device to measure the official time. Acknowledging the point of variance caused by human reaction, speed, and sound; judges will not issue a 1.0 point deduction until their stopwatch/clock shows a time that is below the minimum or exceeds the maximum time limit by 3 seconds.
All Star/Prep/Recreation/School/Collegiate Teams: (Minimum) 1:45 – 2:30 (Maximum)
Dance teams, solo, and small groups are expected to follow the USASF Rules and Glossary document, and will be assessed a deduction if they do not adhere to the rules.
Teams that receive a warning at a competition, need to take the time to fix the skill and make it legal prior to their next competition for the safety of the athletes.
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|Minority (50% or less)
|Majority (more than 50%)
Unsportsmanlike behavior may include, but is not limited to: the use of any type of profanity; approaching or taunting fans, parents, cheerleaders, dancers, coaches, Team Epic Brand staff members, and or judges in a manner that does not show mutual respect and cooperation. Any display of unsportsmanlike behavior by any team member, coach, or team representative, as well as teams who do not remove themselves in a timely manner from the warm-up area/floor when their assigned time has elapsed will receive a deduction. Continuation of unprofessional behavior from a coach could result in removal from the competition or disqualification.