AmeriCup

AmeriCup Dance Championship

2017 - February 23 to 26

Minneapolis, MN

16 WORLD BIDS UP FOR GRABSDance Worlds  

FOUR DAYS OF FUN

  • You decide which events fit into your schedule and when you would like to stay based on your budget.
  • Thursday night includes the DX trademark 'Purple Party" Dance and pizza party. What a great way to begin your weekend.
  • Super Star skill competition features dancers showcasing their best leaps, turns, jumps, and kicks.
  • The semi-formal DX Awards Banquet is always a favorite of attendees. Come dress up for a night of recognition. We're bringing back the Celebration Dance following the banquet too!
  • Academic recognition, National Performer of the Year performances, All American announcement of individual accomplishments are the focus of the banquet evening.
  • DX Hall of Fame, and DX National Coach of the Year are also announced on stage.
  • Group rates at official hotels offer affordable housing for attendees and guests. Reservations booked online directly through DX.
  • While in Minnesota, most teams take a trip to the world famous Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe. Some attend a local MN Timberwolves game. Others check out the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Local restaurants within walking distance from the Minneapolis Convention Center provide fantastic meals at affordable costs.

COMPETITION

  • Team competition takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the beautiful Auditorium complete with plush seating, exceptional acoustics and professional atmosphere.
  • Compete on a 40' x 40' marley covered stage.
  • Multiple panels of judges allow performances to run back-to-back to keep the audience entertained.
  • The same panel evaluates all routines in a specific division for accurate and fair judging.
  • Judges with Worlds experience will be adjudicating our world bid divisions.

AWARDS

  • All Division winners are official Grand Champions and will receive official Champion rings.
  • All American Talent & Scholastics
  • Performer of the Year Talent
  • Dance Team Challenge Groups
  • Super Star Skills Competition - Jump, Leap, Kick & Turn
  • Academic Excellence Achievements
  • Spirit & Sportsmanship
  • Distinguished Leader Recipients
  • National Coach of the Year
  • Hall of Fame Inductees

BIDS TO OTHER EVENTS

  • All first, second and third place winners from pom, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop routines qualify for THE ONE Regional events an have an opportunity to compete against other first place teams from around the country.
  • DX will also be awarding bids to the USASF Dance Worlds.

Coach Links

2016 OFFICIAL DX HOODIE  -order on team acct.

2017 Coming soon!

2016 DX AmeriCup grand champs

POM - Awards Session #1 

  • Mite - MVC All Stars Sparkle
  • Mini - Starz Dance Academy Stardust
  • Tiny - Power of Dance Wishing Stars
  • Junior - Champion Legacy Juniors
  • Open - Northern Elite VIBE
  • Varsity Small - Waterford High School

POM - Awards Session #2

  • Squirt - 5678! Dance Youth Silver
  • Junior Varsity - West Fargo Sheyenne
  • Prep - Kindred Vikettes
  • Varsity Small - Waterford High School
  • Open Coed - Pace Elite 
  • Youth - Power of Dance Electra
  • Senior Coed - Power of Dance Polaris

POM - Awards Session #3

  • Varsity Large - Eden Prairie Pom Squad
  • Collegiate - St. Norbert College
  • Senior - Pace Elite Seniors
  • Teen - MVC All Stars Platinum

Jazz - Awards Session #4 & #9

  • Mite - Dance Expressions Starlettes
  • Collegiate - UW LaCrosse
  • Junior - Champion Legacy Juniors
  • Senior - Champion Legacy Seniors 
  • Open - Pace Elite 
  • Varsity Large - Eden Prairie Pom Squad
  • Junior Varsity - West Fargo Sheyenne
  • Open Coed - Pace Elite
  • Mini - Starz Dance Academy Stardusst
  • Varsity Small - Waterford High School
  • Squirt - 5678! Dance Studio Youth Silver
  • Youth - Power of Dance Electra

Lyrical Contemporary - Awards Session # 5

  • Senior - 5678! Dance Studio Seniors
  • Youth - 5678! Dance Studio Youth Blue
  • Junior - Ultimate Dance Onyx
  • Mini - Starz Dance Academy Hot Shotz
  • Prep - Kindred Vikettes
  • Tiny - Ultimate Dance Diamonds
  • Varsity Small - Menomonie High School
  • Collegiate - UW Madison Dance Elite
  • Senior Coed - Power of Dance Polaris

Kick - Awards Session # 5

  • Junior - Power of Dance Lynx
  • Junior Varsity - West Fargo JV
  • High School - West Fago V

Open - Awards Session #5 

  • Senior - Dynamic Dance Seniors
  • Mite - Dance Expressions Starlettes
  • Prep - MVC All Stars White
  • Squirt - Dance Expressions Dynamites
  • Youth - Dynamic Dance Lunar Eclipse

Hip Hop - Awards Session #8

  • Junior - Power of Dance Aquarius
  • Youth - Champion Legacy Junior Prep
  • Varsity Small - Rhinelander High School
  • Open - Champion Legacy
  • Senior Coed - Champion Legacy
  • Squirt - Dance Expressions Dynamites
  • Mini - Power of Dance Rising Stars
  • Senior - Champion Legacy
  • Varsity Large - Waunakee High School
  • Collegiate - UW Madison Dance Elite
  • Tiny - Power of Dance Wishing Stars

2016 DX AMERICUP Aa/poy FINALIST

PETITE

  • Asha Jones - Ultimate Dance - AA/POY

JUNIOR

  • Carmen Moeller - Dynamic Dance - AA
  • Lola Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - POY

TEEN

  • McKenna Popek - Brookfield Dance Academy - AA
  • Olivia Oskarsson - Brookfield Dance Academy - POY

SENIOR

  • Kathryn Lazar - Brookfield Dance Academy - AA
  • Makenna Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - POY

COLLEGIATE

  • Ava Hill - Kindred Vikettes - POY

2016 DX AMERICUP DANCE TEAM CHALLENGE TOP 3

PETITE

  • D. Casab, S. Casab - Dragones Dream Center
  • A. Frailing, A. Peck - Brookfield Dance Academy
  • K. Gillis, K. Maus - Power of Dance

JUNIOR

  • J. Eichmann, T. Holte, S. Oconnor - Champion Legacy
  • S. Trevino, B. Hunt - Dynamic Dance
  • L. Shafer, L. Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy

TEEN

  • C. Moeller, K. Waysman - Dynamic Dance
  • C. Birrenkott, S. Bitzer - West Fargo High School
  • E. Nicholls, M. Schicker, A Westra - Foursis Dance Academy

SENIOR

  • S. Nelson, A. Walker - Champion Legacy
  • K. Rice, J. Riley - 5678! Dance Studio
  • A. Jamir, L. Wiesler - Power of Dance

COLLEGIATE

  • J. Huitron Gomez, S. Huitron Gomez - Ceam Mexico

2016 DX AMERICUP SUPER STAR SKILLS TOP 3

JUMP 

  • Daniela Casab - Dragones Dream Center - PETITE
  • Rylie Mathaus - Brookfield Dance Academy - PETITE
  • Renee Mathaus - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Sophia Brussow - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Isabella Casab - Dragones Dream Center - JUNIOR
  • Miranda Dopp - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • Caroline Tollar - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • Molly Saltzman - 5678! Dance Studio - TEEN
  • Amy Walker - Champion Legacy - SENIOR
  • Katie Dam - 5678! Dance Studio - SENIOR
  • Victoria Vang - Ashwaubenon High School - SENIOR

KICK

  • Hadley Holte - Champion Legacy - MINI
  • Daniela Casab - Dragones Dream Center - PETITE
  • Lola Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Ximena Pena - Dragones Dream Center - JUNIOR
  • Brynn Gaffney - North Dakota Elite - JUNIOR
  • Addison Bents - West Fargo High School - TEEN
  • Karla Kolakovic - West Fargo High School - TEEN
  • Georgia Davies - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • Makenna Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - SENIOR
  • Kinsey Wallace - Wesst Fargo High School - SENIOR
  • Abby DeLaet - Brookfield Dance Academy - SENIOR

LEAP

  • Daniela Casab - Dragones Dream Center - PETITE
  • Lola Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Jenna Eichmann - Champion Legacy - JUNIOR
  • Maya Nau - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Morgan Walchek - 5678! Dance Studio - TEEN
  • McKenna Popek - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • Kayleigh Crosby - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • MaKenna Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - SENIOR
  • Amy Walker - Champion Legacy - SENIOR
  • Abby DeLaet - Brookfield Dance Academy - SENIOR

TURN

  • Daniela Casab - Dragones Dream Center - PETITE
  • Lola Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Liv Mendez - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Livi Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - JUNIOR
  • Molly Saltzman - 5678! Dance Studio - TEEN
  • MaryKate Statz - Champion Legacy - TEEN
  • McKenna Popek - Brookfield Dance Academy - TEEN
  • MaKenna Shafer - Brookfield Dance Academy - SENIOR
  • Sierra Nelson - Champion Legacy - SENIOR
  • Callie Olson - 5678! Dance Studio - SENIOR