MCDA follows the industry standard safety rules and guidelines.
All MCDA events are open to school, rec, and all-star teams.
School teams compete in school divisions. Follow the National High School rules and your states spirit rules.
Rec Teams compete in Rec Division. Rec division still follows all of the industry standard safety rules and guidelines. Levels 1-5
School Divisions —- level 1 and 2 = Beginner…..level 3 = Intermediate Level 4 and 5 Advanced
Frequently asked questions
What happens in the event of bad weather?
MCDA BAD WEATHER POLICY
What are Pre-Season Events?
Pre-Season Events are between August-October
Pre-Season Events are different from year to year. Based on each gyms’ routine readiness.
MCDA does not cancel events based on low registration. **The majority of our pre-season events
are in Theme parks. Small events do have benefits. Its great practice for your upcoming nationals
and good for team bonding! It’s a theme park… ALWAYS FUN!
In the event there are less than 12 teams registered. We will offer all registered teams the
opportunity to perform additional routines at no additional charge and to enter individual
routines at no additional charge.
All awards do remain the same and teams will receive critique sheets to help them with future
competitions. All teams must still follow industry standard guidelines.
We do not use a spring floor for events with less than 12 teams. In the event you attend a preseason event that is small and we do not use spring your gym can attend any of our Spirit Events
during that season free of charge or take 25.00 off any theme park event during the season.
If you have any questions please let me know!
**MCDA will not cancel and event based on low registration however Theme Parks may not allow
us use of theater in the event it is too small. MCDA will try and locate an alternate venue if this
comes up but it is NOT guaranteed.
Parents Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get tickets?
A: You have several options:
1. Some coaches may choose to do team ticket orders. If they do, you will give money to and receive tickets from your coaches.
2. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the registration table set up in the front of the park. (NOTE: A $ 5.00 surcharge is added to ticket price if you buy them the day of the event.)
3. Select events will have online ticket options for parents to purchase tickets directly from the park using the MCDA Promo Code. (NOTE: Your tickets must be MCDA tickets to enter the park for competition.)
Q: What if I have a season pass? Can I use it to get in on event day?
A: MCDA Events are considered “Special Events”. Most season passes are not valid for “Special Events”. However, MCDA does offer a discounted ticket to be used in conjunction with your season pass allowing you to use it for admission into the park and into the competition. EACH PARK has a different Season Pass policy please check with your coaches for park specific information.
Q: Can I get a copy of the schedule?
A: Sorry, we only release schedules to the coaches 5-7 days prior to the event. Schedules will be available to you at the registration table before you enter the park and also at the t-shirt stand located inside the performance venue.
Q: Will there be merchandise available for sale at the event?
A: Yes! We have MCDA t-shirts, hoodies and more, available at every event. We also have an online store for your convenience to pre-order your event t-shirts.
Q: How does my competing child get into the park? Do I have to buy a separate ticket for
A: Each competitor ticket is included in registration. When the Coach checks your team in during registration, they will be given all of the tickets for competitors and all of the competitor gift cards.
Q: I have a coupon from the park. Can I use it to purchase your tickets?
A: No. Coupons are not accepted for special events
Q: What if there is bad weather?
A: Please read the BAD WEATHER POLICY on the forms and FAQS page
Coaches Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are registration and payment due?
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