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The Illinois High School Association's Legislative Commission voted Monday (Nov. 24) to refer six proposals to amend the IHSA Constitution and By-laws to a vote of the general membership. The Commission voted after hearing feedback from member school personnel at 28 town meetings held around the sta... Read more
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Press Release courtesy of Comcast SportsNet Chicago: For the fourth-straight year, Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will be airing LIVE coverage of the 2014 Illinois High School Associat... Read more
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Visit Champaign County is glad to welcome football fans attending the 2014 IHSA Football State Finals at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus to its annual festivities at Tent City. Returning fans will want to note that the location of Tent City has moved this year to the west side ... Read more
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The NFHS as well as the IHSA have been receiving a number of questions regarding the legality of the "Death Drop.” The trick is ruled as Illegal. "Death Drop"= Illegal- NFHS Rule 3-Section- 5- Article 1 (3-5-1) pg. 35 . . . the descent is not controlled and the majority of the weight is... Read more
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5.352 Contest Limitation

No Competitive Dance team representing a member school shall, in any one season, participate in more than six (6) dates exclusive of the IHSA state series.

If your team is looking for additional contest dates visit the Open Dates link on the IHSA website.

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When a dance team exhibitions does it count as a contest date?

Yes. By-law 5.350

Could a high school competitive team dancer, exhibition for her studio during the IHSA competitive dance season?

No. 3.100

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A total of 18 by-law amendment proposals were received prior to the October 14 deadline from official representatives of IHSA member schools. The IHSA Legislative Commission will review the proposals at its first meeting on Monday, November 3.  Then the proposals will be discussed at town mee... Read more
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The NFHS as well as the IHSA have been receiving a number of questions regarding the legalities of both the "Neck Kip" and the "Suicide Kip". The tricks are ruled as followed. Click on the term to see a video of each skill being demonstrated. (Videos are in Windows Media format.) "Neck Kip"= ... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet Chicago for its fourth season in 2014. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, wi... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, where the Board extended an invitation to the Illinois General Assembly’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee to me... Read more
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This year the IHSA has received a number of questions regarding rules and guidelines for costumes. Below you will find instructions on where to locate the rules as well frequently asked questions and rule interpretations. Click link for rules. Costume Rules for IHSA Dance Competitions Read more
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The IHSA is opening the video vault. Over the course of the next few months, the Illinois High School Association will conduct a pilot program that will post full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube. If successful, the program will dig deeper into the vault to bring long-f... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Monday on September 29 that it would not attend the Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing scheduled for October 3 after it was denied the opportunity to testify or call witnesses. The committee reversed course allowing for a "... Read more
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Voting for seats on the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors and Legislative Commission closed at midnight on Wednesday, October 1, and the results were tallied and certified Friday morning, October 3. Dan Klett, President of the Board of Directors and principal at Wauconda High Sc... Read more
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has designated October as National High School Activities Month. The NFHS created National High School Activities Week in 1980 to increase the public’s awareness of the values and needs of interscholastic activity programs. The p... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that it will have no official presence at Friday’s Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing. The notice came via a video announcement to member schools from Executive Director Marty Hickman on Monday after he was informe... Read more
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A second IHSA hearing with the Illinois General Assembly's Elementary & Secondary Education Committee has been set for Friday, October 3 at 4:00 PM at South Shore International College Prep High School in Chicago. South Shore International College Prep High School is located at 1955 E. 75th S... Read more
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The blind drawing that determines the state final pairings in bracketed team sports was held at the IHSA Office on Wednesday, September 24, starting at approximately 1:00 pm. This drawing covered the fall sports of boys soccer and girls volleyball.  Boys football, which operates under a differe... Read more
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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Monday, September 15, 2014, where the Board appointed Chicago (Robeson) Principal Gerald Morrow (right) to the IHSA Board of Directors. Morrow, who was in att... Read more
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