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Cheer Stunts & Stunting

Stunts

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 Stunts & Stunting

The Types of Stunts in Cheerleading

As a member of a cheer squad, you'll likely be asked to perform stunts. Cheer stunts are impressive feats of athleticism and require a great deal of coordination and strength. There are many different types of stunts, each with its own set of challenges. Here's a look at some of the most popular cheerleading stunts:

The Liberty: This stunt is performed by two people, with one person holding the other in an upright position. The person being held will then extend one arm straight up in the air, forming a "T" shape with their body.

The Arabian: An Arabian is a variation on the Liberty stunt, but with a few key differences. Instead of extending one arm straight up, the person being held will extend both arms out to the side. Additionally, they will be lifted up so that their head is level with the person holding them. This stunt requires a great deal of trust and coordination between the two people involved.

The Pyramid: Pyramids are multi-person stunts that involve multiple levels of people stacked on top of each other. The bottom row will typically consist of two people, who will then support the weight of the people in the rows above them. The pyramid will continue to get taller until it reaches its apex, which is typically one person standing on top of the entire structure.

As you can see, there are a ton of different types of cheerleading stunts. These are just a few of the many cheer stunts you'll have the opportunity to learn at Explosion Cheer Academy!

  • 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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