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Cheer Dances & Dancing

Dancing

CHEER SQUAD

Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

If you're interested in cheerleading, be sure to try out for Explosion Cheer Academy!

Cheer Dances & Dancing

The Types of Dances in Cheerleading

One of the most important aspects of being a cheerleader is knowing how to dance. Cheerleaders are often required to perform routines that include a variety of different dance moves. While some moves may be similar to those seen in other types of dance, there are also many specific moves that are unique to cheerleading. In order to be successful, it is important for cheerleaders to know the different types of dances and how to execute them correctly.

There are three main types of dances that are commonly used in cheerleading routines: pom, jazz, and hip-hop. Pom dancing is a fast-paced style that incorporates a lot of arm and leg movement. It is often used to add energy and excitement to routines. Jazz dancing is a bit slower than pom, but still requires precise footwork and coordination. Hip-hop is the slowest of the three styles, but is characterized by its use of big movements and exaggerated body language.

No matter what style of dance you are performing, there are some basic tips that will help you look your best. First, always remember to smile! A big, enthusiastic smile is an important part of cheerleading. Second, make sure your movements are sharp and clean. This means avoiding any sloppy or loose gestures. Finally, always stay in sync with the rest of your squad. This can be difficult but is important for creating a unified routine.

By following these tips, you will be on your way to becoming a great cheerleader!

  • What is Cheerleading?
    Cheerleading is a competitive sport that incorporates stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Athletes train at a high level, achieving strength, power, endurance and flexibility. In addition to gains in physical health, athletes also experience mental health benefits, leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem
  • How are Cheerleading Teams Made Up?
    Explosion Cheer Academy is committed to providing the ideal environment for every type of athlete, no matter their skill level, experience, or ability. To achieve this, we will place athletes on their respective teams based on criteria such as, but not limited to: Age, Maturity, Tumbling and stunting ability, Experience in Cheer, and Commitment level Please note: ALL athletes that would like to join a Competitive All-Star Team must attend a placement date. Placement registration, and other information will be available on our website. Recreational Cheer athletes can sign up online - No Placements are necessary!
  • What is the All-Star "Prep" Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5 -14) All-Star "Prep" Teams are the perfect way to be introduced to competitive cheerleading. Athletes will be taught the fundamentals of cheerleading, coordination, flexibility and strength. Level 1 & 2 prep teams practice once a week from September to April. These teams are a great option for families who want a competitive program but are not able to commit to additional training or the longer travel associated with All-Star teams.
  • What is the All-Star "Elite Cheerleading Program?"
    (Ages 5+) "All-star" is the true heart of competitive cheerleading around the World! This competitive stream is available to athletes of any age, and provides age groups, divisions, and levels for any and all skill levels and abilities! Athletes in our All-Star program will train 2 - 5 hours per week from September to April. All-Star is a higher commitment program, and athletes are expected to travel to competitions. Important for Elites: All team practices and competiitons are mandatory. Athletes can be placed on probation, removed from a stunt group, or from a routine entirely if attendance is a problem. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY!
  • What is the Recreational Cheerleading Program?
    (All ages and skill levels) If you're brand new to cheer, or interested in the sport but don't want to over-commit, our recreational program is a great place to start! You will learn through stunting courses, tumbling classes, and dance lessons, and participate in a performance for friends and family at the end of your session. With reduced cost and commitment, this is a great option for athletes with busy lifestyles or those participating in multiple sports.
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