The individuals invited to perform in the parade are cheerleading and dance All-Americans selected from Varsity camps around the country, including camps organized by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA).
All-Americans were in Philadelphia from Nov. 20-23, practicing their routines and visiting Philadelphia landmarks. All-Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills. Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers who attend Varsity camps earn the chance to march in a holiday spectacular of this caliber.
Smith performed with the All-American group in the annual Thanksgiving Day festivities through the heart of historic Philadelphia, Pa. The event was televised in the Philadelphia area and syndicated throughout the United States.