Dance Age Grids

Cheer Canada is pleased to publish formal age grid for All Star and Scholastic Performance Cheer for the 2019-20 season. This age grid lists the many divisions that may be offered by an event producer. If a division is deep, the event producer may elect to subdivide the divisions based on team size. Cheer Canada recommends splitting the divisions equally so there will be 50% of the teams in each division.

CHEER CANADA ALL STAR PERFORMANCE CHEER
DivisionAge RangeTeam SizeGender
Tiny6 and under4 or moreMixed
Mini5-94 or moreMixed
Youth5 – 124 or moreMixed
Junior8 – 154 or moreMixed
International Junior (IASF)10-156-30All Girl & Coed
Senior11-184 or moreMixed
Open14+4 or moreMixed
International Open (IASF)14+6-30No Male, Coed & All Male
Dance Abilities5+No min/maxMixed

International teams’ age as of December 2020

School Competition Grid

2019-2020 Season Scholastic Grid

If a division is deep, the event producer may elect to subdivide the divisions based on team size. Cheer Canada recommends to split the divisions equally so there will be 50% of the teams in each division.

Performance Cheer/Dance Divisions

Grade
ICU LevelGenderTeam Size
1-4
Primary Novice
Performance CheerAll Gender5+
4-6
Primary
Performance CheerAll Gender5+
6-10
Junior High
Performance CheerAll Gender5+
9-12
Senior High
Performance CheerAll Gender7+
Post SecondaryPerformance CheerAll Gender5+
AbilitiesPerformance Cheer – Dance AbilitiesAll Gender

PSO’s shall have the ability to make exceptions to the Scholastic Grid in order to best meet the needs of their province. The intent of this is to assist programs who cannot field a team in the current grid.