POLICIES & FAQ'S

The Family of Brands Competition Registration Guidelines and Policies

*All awards are subjected to change*
Registration Deadlines
  • All AmeriCheer, AmeriDance and Eastern Cheer & Dance competition registration deadlines are 3 weeks prior to the event date/ On Time Pricing. (Hershey Open Nationals is 4 weeks prior to the event.)
  • All STUDIO LIVE! Competitions registration deadlines are 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • For the InterNational Championship, please reference below, InterNationals Policies & FAQ’s.
Customer Cancellation Policy
  • If an organization has PAID IN FULL for the event by the registration deadline (3 weeks prior to the event/On Time Pricing)  and it is 21 days or greater prior to the event a full refund less a cancellation fee ($50 per Spirit Series, $100 per Championship,  Open Nationals, and/or Nationals) may be requested. (Hershey Open Nationals is 28 days or greater prior to the event.)
  • If an organization has PAID IN FULL for the event by the registration deadline (3 weeks prior to the event/On Time Pricing)  and it is  20 days to 7 days prior to the event date a full transfer to another event/training may be requested.
  • If an Organization has NOT PAID IN FULL by the registration deadline (3 weeks prior to the event/On Time Pricing)  and/or it is up to 7 days prior to the event date a transfer of funds less a cancellation fee  ($50 per Spirit Series, $100 per Championship,  Open Nationals, and/or Nationals) can be applied to another event/training.
  • Additional Competition options are available.  Please see pertinent information below.

**No cancellations/transfers will be accepted by phone. Written notice may be emailed to events@americheer.com or fax to 614-898-0404.

*Allow at least 6 weeks for refunds to be processed.  

Pertinent Information
  • All building teams have the option to perform Non-Building at all events.
    • Teams may choose to mark in place their building skills or create a routine with out building skills.
    • Non-Building teams will NOT be against building teams.
    • If you need to change to a non-building team please put in writing prior to the event if possible.
    • No building skills of any kind will be allowed during the 2:30 routine.
  • If an organization cannot attend a Live in person event there is an option to change to compete Live Virtually.  This request must be submitted in writing.  All rates will remain the same.
  • If a Live in person event cancels, an organization has the following options:
    •  The event will become a Virtual Event/ Live Virtual Event
    • If you are not able to do the re-scheduled virtual event you may apply your funds to a future event(s) (Live, Live Virtual or Virtual)
  •  In the event that a competition has to be re-scheduled or cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, all registration fees will be applied to future events/training.

* Virtual Event- pre-recorded video sent in to be judged. 

*Live Virtual Event- Teams are performing live from their remote location. 

*Live in Person Event- Teams perform live in person (including the warm up area and competition floor).  

Music Policy

Family of Brands Music Policy

USA Cheer has released their Music Copyrights Educational Initiative, our Family of Brands as members of the cheer and dance industry, have committed to sharing the information and adhering to these guidelines at all of our cheer and dance camps and competitions. Please take a moment to read our Music Policy as it pertains to all events and also to click on the links provided to learn more about copyright laws as they pertain to music.

For More Information Visit usacheer.net.

*AmeriCheer, AmeriDance & Eastern Cheer and Dance will be adhering to all copyright laws and guidelines related to the music industry.  By signing the Registering for a Family of Brands Competition/Camp, you will be acknowledging (along with other items) that your organization is in compliance with all copyright laws and guidelines related to the music industry.  By acknowledging your compliance, you may or may not be asked to provide documented proof.  If such documented proof cannot be supplied upon request, your organization may receive a penalty as outlined in our General Rules & Guidelines.  Should you have questions about this policy or for more information please call our offices.*

AmeriCheer AmeriDance InterNationals Policies & FAQ’s:

(UPDATED 6-15-21)
What Is The Registration Deadline & Payment Schedule?
  • The registration deadline and deposit is due by December 1, 2021.  Final Payment of the balance due, including all friends and family, must be received by December 31, 2021.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that as friends and family are added, your balance due will change. AmeriCheer & AmeriDance will not be able to determine your total balance due until all members of your group have registered.  Also, please be aware that we can NOT guarantee your hotel accommodations without payment in full by the proper deadline. Please know that all Resort Packages are limited quantity, it is strongly advised to book as a complete group (athletes, coaches, friends, and family) to ensure everyone stays together.Any registrations submitted after January 1st, 2022 will be assessed a late fee of $100 for express registration.
What Forms of Payment Are Accepted?
  • Payment will be accepted in the form of a Certified Check, Money Order, School purchase Order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover American Express and wire transfers for those outside of the US. Please make checks payable to: AmeriCheer, ATTN: InterNationals Championship. Payments, including FedEx and UPS, should be mailed to; AmeriCheer &  AmeriDance InterNational Championships, 20 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081.A 2% processing fee will be added to EACH credit card payment. There will be $40 fee applied to each Non Sufficient Funds (NSF) Check.
What Are The Penalties For Changes to Our Registration Forms?
  • Changes to original competition registration and room assignments/packages must be request by January 15, 2022. Changes requested between January 16, 2022 – January 30, 2022 are subject to a $75 per change fee. No changes will be accepted after January 31, 2022.Note: Notice of all refunds requests, cancellation and change to forms must be received in writing (via email preferably) by the AmeriCheer and AmeriDance office. No cancellations or changes will be accepted by phone.
What Are The Penalties For Cancellations?

For a full refund of fees paid, excluding deposit, notice of cancellation must be in writing, and received at the AmeriCheer & AmeriDance offices no later than December 31, 2021. (This is only for NEW registrations only; any transfers from pervious year will be held to that seasons refund/cancellation policy issued).

Penalties for cancellations after that date for new 2022 registrations will be assessed as follows:

Cancellations made between January 1, 2022 – January 15, 2022 = 50% of fees paid will be refunded after the event* (excluding deposit).

Cancellations made on or after January 16, 2022 = No refund will be given.

In the event AmeriCheer AmeriDance is forced to cancel the event under force majeure, a refund of up to 50%, excluding deposit, will be granted.  Transfers and event/camp credits will also be available options.

*Please note that all refunds as a result of cancellations will be processed 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the event!