• 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 MCDA events are rain or shine. We cannot control the weather! In the event we have bad weather and your team chooses not to compete you WILL receive a FULL refund. NO QUESTIONS ASKED! If your team chooses to compete you will NOT receive a refund. The choice is yours. Refunds are mailed Monday after the event. We will not hold the event outdoors if it jeopardizes the safety of the athletes however weather changes constantly. We will not make a decision to move or cancel an event until the night PRIOR to the event. Please make your parents aware of our rain policies. Please ask your parents NOT to call us a week prior to the event because it may rain. NOTES: Most outdoor events have a back-up venue. The back-up venue is released to the coaches the NIGHT before the event. Based on the weather it is possible there might be a rain delay. Mats are tarped and kept dry. Just like a baseball game. We try to keep all of the events in the parks. Most back-up venues are within 30min of the park. In some cases Saturday events may be pushed to Sunday if it is clear the following day.

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? A: Registration and payment are due two (2) weeks prior to the event. LATE FEES MAY APPLY Q: What forms of payment are acceptable? A: We accept all major credit cards, cashier's checks, money orders and cash. NO PERSONAL OR GYM CHECKS Q: When will I get a schedule? A: Schedules will be sent out approximately 5-7 days prior to the event. Q: Can I make changes to my registration? A: Of course. We do ask however, that you submit your changes to us at least 5 days prior to the event so that schedule changes can be made if necessary. Q: What if I have an Individual who is NOT performing as part of a team? A: You will pay the normal competitor rate for the first routine and $25.00 for each additional. Q: Where can my parents find answers to questions regarding this event? A: There is a Parent FAQ available on our website Q: How do I check in my team for this event? A: You may check in on the day of the event at our registration table set up at the front of the park or venue. Q: Can Coaches help their team onto the floor? A: Coaches are allowed to help line up kids for divisions where you feel it is needed. (Tiny, Mini and Special Needs). Coaches are not allowed on the performance floor for any other teams, with the exception of spotting routines. MCDA only spotters when requested Q: When do we get our score sheets? A: Score sheets are inside of the envelope given to your teams during the awards ceremony. Q: Can a cheerleader/dancer participate on more than one team? A: Yes. As long as the athlete competes in the age and grade appropriate level. There is no limit on the number of teams on which they can compete. The athlete must pay the full registration fee for the first team and then pay the discounted crossover fee for each additional team they compete with. Q: Can parents purchase their theme park tickets prior to event? A: Yes, the coach/team MOM can place a team order. Otherwise they must be purchased the day of the event. There is a $5.00 surcharge. MCDA no longer accepts individual pre-orders. SORRY! Q: Can a parent or cheerleaders use a season pass? A: MCDA EVENTS are special events. Season passes are NOT VALID for early entry. ALL tickets MUST be purchased through MCDA to enter the event. MCDA EVENTS start prior to the park opening for general business. Tickets purchased though banks, credit unions, hotels etc will not allow you to enter until the park opens. Please make your parents aware. There is NO exception on entering the park early.


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