Coaches & Directors
1. What are the general event times and what time do we compete?
2. Can a cheerleader or dancer participate on more than one team?
3. What is the difference between the jamfest event types?
4. What are the time limits for routines?
5. Can we get a refund or transfer our registration to another event?
6. Can we get a refund or transfer for individuals?
7. Can we change divisions once we register?
8. If I have a question about a JAMfest rule or a USASF rule, who should I contact?
9. What do we do when we arrive at the venue for the event?
10. Can the participants use "glitter" at the event?
11. Are coaches allowed to be on the floor to help line up their kids?
12. Does JAMfest provide routine spotters?
13. Who judges the JAMfest Events?
14. Can we see our score sheets after the event is over?
15. Do we need to qualify for JAMfest Nationals or Super Nationals Events?
  Participants
1. Will Jammy be at every JAMfest Event?
2. Where can I buy the cool merchandise I saw at the last JAMfest event I attended?
3. How does my gym earn a spirit award?
4. How do I order photos and videos?
   
  Parent Spectators
1. What are the general event times and what time do we compete?
2. Does it cost to park and where do I park for a JAMfest Event?
3. Are video cameras and photography allowed at JAMfest Events?
4. How do I order photos and videos?
5. Can the participants use "glitter" at the event?
6. Are we allowed to have signs, balloons, etc.?
7. Are noisemakers allowed?
8. Can we save seats for our team’s fans?
9. Can we bring food and/or beverage into the venue?
10. Who judges the JAMfest Events?

 

Coaches & Directors
   
1. What are the general event times and what time do we compete?
A VERY general schedule will be posted on each event page to give you a VERY general idea of how the event will run. A REAL general schedule will be available on the website approximately one to two weeks prior to the actual event. This schedule lists general blocks of time including what time the doors open, session start and end times and times for awards ceremonies. Exact performance and practice times are always available on the website no later than the Friday a week prior to the event (by 8:00 p.m.). These times are not available over the phone. In order to view the general schedule and performance order, go to www.jamfest.com, click on 2009-2010 Events, and click on the page of the event you are attending.
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2. Can a cheerleader or dancer participate on more than one team?
Yes. As long as the participant adheres to the grade and age restriction of each division in which they are competing, there is no limit on the number of teams on which they can compete. He/she must pay the full registration fee for the first team and will pay the discounted crossover fee for each additional team they compete with.

CROSSOVERS

  • An individual will not be permitted to crossover from one program to another within the same event (Exception: An athlete from one gym may crossover to one additional gym’s Level 6 team provided (s)he meets the age requirement.
  • For the 2011-12 season, an all-star cheerleader is limited to crossing over to 2 (two) additional cheer teams from their gym per competition. Therefore, an athlete may compete on one team and crossover to two more teams from the same gym during the competition.
  • An event producer may choose to be more restrictive than the rules above for crossovers limiting the number of teams an athlete may crossover to further; however an event producer may not be less restrictive than this.
  • Crossover limitations above do not include athletes that crossover from cheer to dance.
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3. what is the difference between the jamfest event types?
JAMfest offers EIGHT different event types, so there’s an event style and type to fit every budget and need!  
  1. JAMfest Lite is like the original JAMfest, but on a smaller scale.  Super FUN events that include free admission, high energy music and crazy games!  Price is lighter on the wallet, but anything but “lite” on scoring, organization, and reliability!  Priced as low as $35 per athlete!  

  2. Mega JAMs are regional style events that feature cool production and big divisions in convention centers and arenas!  Average event size of 80 teams!  Awesome awards, individual participant gifts, Jammy, free stuff and more!  Priced as low as $53 per athlete! 

  3. JAM Bash events are one-day National Championships where teams compete once!  Enhanced lighting and special effects, plus raised staging where available!  National Champion banners and gear are awarded to all division winners!  Priced as low as $71 per athlete! 

  4. JAMfest Nationals are our traditional two-day Nationals with unique features like routine playback and interactive participant parties!  Exciting awards ceremonies with memorable highlight videos featuring every team!  Incredible perks like free admission, free inflatable fun zone and free participant gifts! Priced as low as $110 per athlete!

  5. JAMfest Express Nationals are a faster, more affordable way to compete TWICE and win a National title in ONE DAY!  Same excitement, intensity, production, and awards as a two-day Nationals!  Save money on entry fees, hotels, food, travel costs and MORE! Priced as low as $89 per athlete!  

  6. JAMfest Cheer Super Nationals is a HUGE event featuring over 450 performances each day! Three performance halls, 1 giant awards hall, inflatable fun zone, participants parties and ceremonies, coaches VIP room and party, routine review, free routine consulting, JAM Rehearsal, U.S. Finals and Worlds bids, over-the-top production, national champion jackets… and that’s just the beginning!  Priced as low as $135 per athlete!

  7. JAMfest Dance Super Nationals a DANCE ONLY event! Nearly 250 dance teams compete at this event. All teams compete twice. JAMfest Dance Super Nationals offers FREE MASTER CLASSES from famous choreographers, a participant dance party, style specific judging, top notch production, an open practice area, U.S. Finals and Worlds bids, national champion jackets and tons more!  Dancers…you do NOT want to miss out on this event. We are truly catering to YOU!  Priced as low as $125 per athlete!

  8. JAMfest Six Flags Thrill JAM is a specialty event that is hosted at Six Flags theme park in New England!  This is a compete once event, and the mid-April date makes for an amazing end-of-season experience for athletes of all ages!  Priced as low as $44 per athlete!  
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4. What are the time limits for routines?
  • Cheer Routine – should not exceed 2:30 minutes
  • Dance Routine – should not exceed 2:30 minutes
  • Stunt Groups/Partner Stunts – should not exceed 1:30 minutes
  • Individuals (Cheer Super Nationals ONLY) – should not exceed 1:30 minutes
 
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5. Can we get a refund or transfer our registration to another event?
Yes.
  • 75% refund or the option to transfer 100% of the funds to another JAM Brands event in the 2009-2010 season will be available to teams withdrawing from the event at least 60 days before the event date. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • 50% refund or the option to transfer 100% of the funds to another JAM Brands event in the 2009-2010 season will be available to teams withdrawing from the event at least 30 days before the event date. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • NO REFUNDS will be issued within 30 days of the event. The option to transfer 50% of the funds to another JAM Brands event during the 2009-2010 season is available; however, this can only be done up until 2 weeks prior to the event date. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • All refund or transfer requests must be IN WRITING and received by the specific JAM Brands company they registered with by the deadlines discussed above.
  • NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS for individual members from teams. Different participants can, however, replace the previous team member(s) with company approval.
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6. Can we get a refund or transfer for individuals?
No. There are no refunds or transfers for individual participants at any time. However, the dropped participant can be replaced with someone else from the program, as long as they fit the division age/grade requirements.
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7. Can we change divisions once we register?
Yes. Division changes are allowed at no charge at any time prior to the week of the event. Division changes will not be allowed the week of the event. All division changes are $250 once the performance order has been posted. The performance order will be posted by all JAM Brands companies the Friday the week before the event.
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8.

If I have a question about a JAMfest rule or a USASF rule, who should I contact?
An OFFICIAL answer can only be given if a video of the skill/section in question (no full routines) is sent in to JAMfest Events, 11500 Champions Way, Louisville, KY 40299. All official rule interpretations must be submitted on a DVD, full size VHS videotape or email. All videos must contain:

  1. A front, side and back view of the skill/section in question (do not send entire routines).
  2. A letter stating the question/request.
  3. School/Team Name and Event/Division entering.
  4. Coaches Name, address, phone and fax numbers and email address.

All official rule interpretation requests must be received at the JAMfest office at least 10 days prior to the event attending. Please keep a copy of what you send us as well as any correspondence you receive from us for your records. Only official rule interpretations from the JAMfest office will be permissible at any event. Sorry, no exceptions!

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9. What do we do when we arrive at the venue for the event?
When you arrive at the venue, please follow the signs to the main entrance and look for the Coaches’ Check-In sign. This is where you need to go before you begin your scheduled practice time. Here, you will check in, receive your schedules for the day/weekend, pick up your coach and participant gifts. You will then be directed to the practice area. Please check-in at Coaches’ Check-In 30-60 minutes before your first scheduled practice time.
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10. Can the participants use "glitter" at the event?
Yes. The participants are allowed to use glitter, make-up, face decals, etc. We ask that you please be considerate of others and to the arena or convention center when spraying your glitter.
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11. Are coaches allowed to be on the floor to help line up their kids?
Coaches are allowed to help line-up kids for TINY, EXHIBITION & SPECIAL NEEDS DIVISIONS ONLY. Coaches are not allowed to be on the stage/performance floor for any other divisions, with the exception of spotting routines. Coaches can always stand in the designated coaches area or JAMzone seating area (if applicable), which is typically located directly in front of the stage members.
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12. Does JAMfest provide routine spotters?
No. In an effort to provide a safe performance environment, JAMfest is allowing programs to provide their own routine spotters. We feel that allowing programs to put trained and knowledgeable routine spotters on the floor that are familiar with the performances and areas of the performance that may need ‘special attention’, the overall safety of the competition environment is improved. JAMfest will allow teams to provide up to 4 of their own routine spotters for each or their competition performances. It will be up to the discretion of the coach how many routine spotters, if any, they choose to use. Please click here for the complete routine spotter rules.
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13. Who judges the JAMfest Events?
JAMfest hires industry leaders as judges from all over the U.S. Our judges include former collegiate cheerleaders and dancers, top-notch gym/studio owners/choreographers, directors and coaches, as well as prominent high school coaches. All judges have several years of experience at all levels in the cheerleading and/or dance industry. Qualified dance judges will be judging dance and the same for cheer. Judges only cross over when they are qualified to do so.
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14. Can we see our score sheets after the event is over?
Yes. Each team’s score sheets are available immediately after the awards ceremony is over. Designated coaches are the only ones that are able to pick up the score sheets. Along with your score sheets, you will receive a print out of the complete results from your JAMsession.
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15. Do we need to qualify for JAMfest Nationals or Super Nationals Events?
No. Any team can compete at our JAMfest Nationals and Super Nationals. However, you can receive discounts to Cheer or Dance Super Nationals by attending another JAMfest Event. Every team that attends a MEGA-JAM will receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze discount to JAMfest Super Nationals depending on their score and placement. Teams that are unable to attend any other JAMfest Event this season and still want to attend Cheer or Dance Super Nationals can register by paying the “Open” Pricing.
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Participants
   
1. Will Jammy be at every JAMfest Event?
Yes! Jammy will be present at all JAMfest Events whether he is walking around the crowd giving out high fives, hanging out having a good time or at your awards ceremony dancing on stage and handing out the Spirit Award.  Be sure to make some noise….Jammy, Jammy, Jammy!!
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2. Where can I buy the cool merchandise I saw at the last JAMfest event I attended?
JAMfest merchandise can be purchased by going to www.jamwearonline.com
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3. How does my gym earn a spirit award?
Spirit awards are given out to the groups/gyms/schools who make a lot of noise, show spirit, and most of all display GREAT sportsmanship on and off the stage.  Who wants it?!
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4. How do I order photos and videos?
Many times photos and videos will be available for purchase at the event. For ordering after the event, please contact the following:

Photos:
Lightspeed Photos
www.orderthephotos.com
sales@lightspeedphotos.com
1-502-581-9558
Videos:
Lockwood Media Group
www.orderlockwood.com
info@orderlockwood.com
1-866-44-VIDEO (84336)

 

 
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Parent Spectators
   
1. What are the general event times and what time do we compete?
A VERY general schedule will be posted on each event page to give you a VERY general idea of how the event will run. A REAL general schedule will be available on the website approximately one to two weeks prior to the actual event. This schedule lists general blocks of time including what time the doors open, session start and end times and times for awards ceremonies. Exact performance and practice times are always available on the website no later than the Friday, one week prior to the event (by 8:00 p.m.). These times are not available over the phone. In order to view the general schedule and performance order, go to Competitions, and click on the page of the event you are attending.
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2. Does it cost to park and where do I park for a JAMfest Event?
Parking is different for each JAMfest Event. Some facilities have their own parking lots and some use other parking lots for events. Each facility has the right to determine if there is a charge for parking. For a definite answer, contact the arena or convention center or visit their website for directions and parking locations. There is a link to the venue’s website on each event page.
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3. Are video cameras and photography allowed at JAMfest Events?
YES! Videotaping and photography ARE allowed at all JAMfest Events as long as you are not in or around the JAMzone seating area! Bring your cameras! No professional photography allowed. Please visit www.OrderThePhotos.com to order your action photos and www.orderlockwood.com to order videos from each event.
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4. How do I order photos and videos?
Many times photos and videos will be available for purchase at the event. For ordering after the event, please contact the following:

Photos:
Lightspeed Photos
www.orderthephotos.com
sales@lightspeedphotos.com
1-502-581-9558
Videos:
Lockwood Media Group
www.orderlockwood.com
info@orderlockwood.com
1-866-44-VIDEO (84336)
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5. Can the participants use "glitter" at the event?
Yes. The participants are allowed to use glitter, make-up, face decals, etc. We ask that you please be considerate of others and to the arena or convention center when spraying your glitter.
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6. Are we allowed to have signs, balloons, etc.?
Helium balloons are generally not allowed in the arenas and convention centers. Non-helium balloons are generally acceptable. Feel free to check with the appropriate venue for a definite answer. Signs are acceptable by JAMfest rules as long as they do not block anyone's vision and do not cause physical damage to the venue. You may want to check with the actual arena or convention center for their specific rules regarding signage.
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7. Are noisemakers allowed?
Yes. Noisemakers are acceptable as long as they are not used obnoxiously. Please be courteous to others around you. If we are getting complaints, you may be asked to discontinue using them.
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8. Can we save seats for our team’s fans?
No. All JAMfest Events are general admission seating, which means “first come, first serve.” We ask that you do not save seats for others arriving later or for a team that is practicing or performing. We also do not allow the placement of bags in chairs. The JAMfest staff may remove any bags left in chairs if it is deemed necessary. JAMzone Seating will be available at several of the JAMfest Events for fans of the competing team!
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9. Can we bring food and/or beverage into the venue?
Typically, No. Most venues do not allow food or beverage to be brought into the venue. All bags are subject to check. Please check with the venue for their specific guidelines.
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10. Who judges the JAMfest Events?
JAMfest hires industry leaders as judges from all over the U.S. Our judges include former collegiate cheerleaders and dancers, top-notch gym/studio owners/choreographers, directors and coaches, as well as prominent high school coaches. All judges have several years of experience at all levels in the cheerleading and/or dance industry. Qualified dance judges will be judging dance and the same for cheer. Judges only cross over when they are qualified to do so.
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