The 2014 festival will be held on March 8, 2014.
The event will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center. Groups from the US Mainland, Canada, Hawaii, Asia and Europe are invited. The festival will include cheerleading and dance competitions.
The Hawaii Cheer & Dance Festivalฎ is part
of the Honolulu Festival held on the same weekend. The Honolulu Festival
started 20 years ago and has grown to be the premier cultural event in
Hawaii. The festival includes ethnic performances, a band and orchestra
festival, a choral festival and numerous other events and exhibits at
various venues throughout Honolulu. The major events are held at the
Hawaii Convention Center. Over 10,000 visitors are expected.
The Honolulu Festival Parade of Bands® on March 9, 2014 will feature marching bands, drum and bugle corps, cheer and dance groups and thousands of performers and world class floats. The parade starts at Ft. De
Russy, passes through Waikiki and ends at Kapiolani Park. Over 40,000 spectators line the parade route. This parade is currently considered the best parade in the State of Hawaii.
Tiny (5 Years & Younger)
Mini (8 Years & Younger)
Youth (11 Years & Younger)
Junior (14 Years & Younger)
Senior (11 18 Years)
Open (17 Years & Older))
International (Any Age)
Special Needs (Any Age)
Pop Warner Divisions:
Tiny-Mite (5 Years 7 Years)
Mitey-Mite (7 Years 9 Years)
Junior Peewee (8 Years 11 Years)
Peewee (9 Years 12 Years)
Junior Midget (10 Years 13 Years)
Midget (11 Years 15 Years)
Junior Bantam (12 Years 15 Years)
Unlimited (12 Years 15 Years)
Bantam (13 Years 16 Years)
Elementary School (6th Grade & Under)
Junior High (9th Grade & Under)
Junior Varsity (9th 12th Grade)
Varsity (9th 12th Grade)
Participants must appear in school or team uniforms.
There will be a warm up period in a separate room for groups before their performances. The maximum routine time for cheerleader groups is two and a half minutes with no minimum time. The maximum routine time for dance groups is two minutes with a minimum time of one and a half minutes. Timing will begin with the first organized movement, first note of music or the moment an individual is lifted or supported off the performance floor, whichever comes first.
All participants who use music must provide their own CDs or IPOD/MP3 devices. A sound system will be provided. All routines should be in good taste and suitable for family viewing. All suggestive or vulgar elements may be penalized at the sole discretion of the judges. All teams must be supervised during all events by the director or coach.
All routines should contain all elements reflected on the official score sheet for a particular division.
Teams will be allowed to provide their own routine spotters.
Safety rules will follow the AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators) safety rules.
All participants are required to submit a completed RELEASE OF LIABILITY form before competing.
HAWAII CHEERLEADING COMPETITION ®
Groups will be divided into three divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity
and Coed. Judges will score all groups. Groups can elect not to
participate in the competition. They can perform for judging and scoring
Groups will be divided into three divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity and Elementary School. Judges will score all groups. Groups can elect not to participate in the competition. They can perform for judging and scoring only.