I have been on the team so I know, there are chants, stunts, and gymnastics. Cheerleading is hard work. One thing I have to work hard at is the form and yelling loud enough when I am doing chants. Chant are the words that the cheerleaders yell. The form has to be close to perfect because if you want to be on time you have to do the correct motions to the chant.
She had a mental picture of what she wanted to accomplish and because of the determination she had, she followed it through during the book, and did everything she could even when she had to conquer some weighty hurdles. This amazing and inspiring story is written by Shawn Johnson, an Olympic gold medalist and is titled, “The Flip Side.” Charlotte seems like the average teenage girl at school. She gets decent grades, wears glasses to shield her face, and doesn’t enjoy government class. However, secretly, “Charlie”, is an elite gymnast. She can do amazing things with her body, wears her hair off her face with lots of sparkly makeup, and absorbs the spotlight.
Cheerleading can not be done by one person, but with the help of several athletes. School cheerleading is also done to show sportsmanship and spirit. Cheerleaders are a reflection of their school, and must act like it. I promise to always represet the school in a positive way and to always show righteousness to each an every athlete. Cheerleading is not always seen as a “sport” by everyone.
In cheer, the athletes are supposed to preform, which means they should be smiling, look good, be loud enough to be heard and do everything with vigor. Many of these athletes know from experience that it takes lots of training to get to this point to be able to lift people multiple times, do tumbling and then yell for the team represent. A wrestler from CU bolder stated that "I initially joined cheer as a joke. I had wrestled all my life and I can honestly say that Cheerleading is by far the hardest sport that I have ever done. It is incredible how much upper body strength some of the stunts really do need.
“Why Marching Band Should be a Sport” By definition, a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment, which is exactly what marching band is. There's is a scoring system, and after almost every parade with bands, there's an award ceremony where the bands receive their scores and find out their rank. Marching itself, with the choreographed movements throughout the performance of the band, is already physically challenging. However, the people in it are also carrying around their instruments. Some of them, like the sousaphones, weigh 30-35 pounds.
Cheerleading is also described as an erotic icon. This is more towards NFL cheerleaders but it also affects high school and college cheerleaders. “As George Kurman claims, the cheerleader incarnates in a word, a basic male-voyeuristic fantasy.” Cheerleaders are the ultimately a male fantasy and as the authors described it, both virgins and vamps. A virgin being product of the early year cheerleaders and a vamp representing the one that all men want. In the 1940s and 1950s cheerleaders were seen as wholesome, good girls.
Classmate Interview: Wearing big bows, a pound of glitter and tight skirts is a normal day for Joy Barber. Joy Barber always knew that she would be a cheerleader in college. Since the age of 7 she has cheered competitively. At a young age Joy started cheering, unfortunately as a freshman in high school her dream was almost destroyed. After tearing her ACL Joy used her injury as motivation.
Cijae Snodgrass 5th Hour Cheertastrophe When you are in front of a crowd of fans and they are all cheering you on it is the best feeling in the world. Whether you are winning or losing the excitement of the fans can keep our spirits high. Cheerleaders are the people who keep the crowd cheering and keep the team motivated. Their amazing stunting and routines get the crowd on their feet and cheering their team on. Cheerleading should not be regulated because of dangerous stunting or even so called “provocative” dance routines, everyone has a different opinion on what is considered dangerous or provocative.
Five Things You Should Know about Being a Competitive Dancer by Kaila Flores Your life mainly consists of dancing and breathing. -Depending on how many dances you are in, you spend at least 5 hours a week at the dance studio. I used to spend 41 hours a week at my past studio. Even if I would have a practice cancelled I would always practice at home because it was like a built-in routine for me. Every morning when I was getting ready I would stretch and listen to my music for all the dances I had.
So I listed every skill I learned in my years of dance. After filling them out we got in a space so we could stretch. After stretching from a high school dancer from the coaches varsity dance team. We started to learn the dance, the dance was a little hard but it’s supposed to be hard, because it’s the dance prep team. We practiced so many times I kept messing up this one part, we were put in partnerships.
Unapprove Save PicturesClip Art ProjectPersonal Upload Images Choose Files No images loaded There are two types of cheerleaders: spirit squads and competitive teams. Spirit squads cheer for sports teams and perform at sporting events. Competitive teams, also called drill teams, usually perform at competitive teams also perform at sporting events. Spirit squads use chants and cheers to keep crowd interested in the game and encourage their team. Spirit squads use tumbling, Lifts, Tosses, and dance moves set to music to entertain the crowd.