*SEASON 1 COUNTRIES = COUNTRIES WHOSE SEASON INCLUDES JAN., FEB., AND MARCH IN THE SAME CALENDAR YEAR OF THE FOLLOWING WORLDS (i.e. Canada’s season starts in November and goes through April)
SEASON 2 COUNTRIES = COUNTRIES WHOSE SEASON ENDS IN THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR FOR THE FOLLOWING WORLDS (i.e. Australia’s season ends in November)
ELIGIBLE ATHLETES , SUBSTITUTIONS AND ALTERNATES FOR SEASON 1 and 2 COUNTRIES
SEASON 1 COUNTRIES
All athletes participating on a team at The IASF Worlds must be a registered member of that team’s gym during the competition season. On The IASF Dance Worlds Roster, each athlete’s name will have to be identified as an original participant of the team who competed on the floor where the bid was received, a substitute or an alternate. All names on the team rosters will be verified by the event producer who awarded the Worlds bid.
A team may substitute up to 20% of the dancers per team for The IASF Dance Worlds. A substitute must be a regular paid participant from another team at the same program and must have competed on the floor with a team from that program at the same event where the bid was awarded. All substitutes must meet the same eligibility requirements as the original team that was awarded a bid (i.e. age, etc.)
NOTE: Percentages may be rounded up. For example: 20% of a team with 13 dancers is 2.6, which may be rounded up to 3 substitutes.
Worlds Wild Card Alternates Rule
Of the (up to) 20% possible substitutes, one to three of that 20% may be alternates. Alternates are registered members of the same team’s program. Alternates do not have to be rostered or in attendance at the Worlds bid-qualifying event where the bid was received.
SEASON 2 COUNTRIES
A minimum of 50% of the athletes participating on a team at The IASF Worlds must be a registered member of that team’s program during the competition season in which the bid was received. On The IASF Dance Worlds Roster, each athlete’s name of the 50% will have to be identified as an original participant of the team who competed on the floor where the bid was received, a substitute or an alternate. Names on the team rosters will be verified by the event producer who awarded the Worlds bid.
Original Team Members
Original team members are athletes that were on the floor AND included on the official team roster associated with the event where their bid was awarded. It is important to ensure your roster is true and accurate before submitting it to the bid giving event.