Cheerleading has helped me grow as a person, and has helped me become more confident in myself. I could never imagine my life without the sport of cheerleading. Cheer has taught me not only determination, but how to balance everything, from school to managing high grades. I decided to join my first allstar cheerleading team, at Midwest Cheer Elite, in 2012. When I first joined, I based on a youth level 2 team, and with the help of my coaches and supportive athletes, I was able to fly on a senior 5 team, my last year.
I watched videos, went over the motions and practiced jumping on the trampoline for around three hours a day. Being the perfectionist I am, I wanted to look great in front of the judges and get onto the competition and varsity squad with all the juniors and seniors. My hard work payed off, and I made the varsity and competition squad my freshman each subsequent year. I was a “base” (The girl on the bottom
Over the school year, I began to realize that all types of dance are a form of expression that tell stories and communicate feelings. I had discovered a middle ground. I decided to stop taking classes at the temple and work toward making the dance team at my high school.
As a student in highschool, I contribute to numerous teams. I participate in cheerleading for varsity football and basketball. For cheerleading we all work together and create cheers and dances that we perform at games. We also are assigned to compose cheers by ourselves to teach the whole squad. I have been a cheerleader for three years now.
At the age of 10 I told my mother that I wanted to take dance classes in my free time. I used to go to practice every Saturday and Sunday. At the age of 14, during my sophomore year in High School, I decided to sign up to be a cheerleader and dance for the American football team in school. I also danced in almost every talent show in High School. I have never had a specific category of music.
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.
When I was 12 years old, I made it onto a cheerleading worlds team. Essentially, if my team got a bid, we would get to go to the Cheerleading Worlds competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World. I am a part of the competitive cheer community along with 3.3 million other athletes in the U.S. alone. My teammates and I were ecstatic and could not wait for this moment to compete. Our team name was the Cheer Eclipse Comets.
From the very first practice, I was simply in love and hooked with a responsibility to show up to all the practices and games every week. As I’ve gotten older my love for sports has grown and later began to be multiply. I began my first hockey seasons in Teeswater with the boy’s teams who I had so much fun with. Growing up in the small town of Teeswater, there really wasn’t many girls like me who played the game that I have grown to love. I remember the many tournaments we played in in Tara, usually earning a medal and a trophy at the end of every year.
To stay motivated I like to set very high goals for myself, and all of my objectives are more than what I need to achieve. For example, I have a current goal of being on the President’s Honor Roll, and to achieve that, I need to maintain all A grades in the semester. Dancing is another example of how I can be an overachiever. Ever since I first started ballet, I have always studied through the Royal Academy of Dance methods, and at the end of every year, a dance instructor from London would come to Brazil to evaluate each student, and give us a grade that would decide if we can move on to the next level. On evaluation day, all of the students had to wear matching black leotards, and perform the same combos and skills.
My dance experience trails back to when I was a freshman in high school, getting involved in some classes at my local dance studio. Immediately, I fell in love with this art form and knew I wanted to carry it with me beyond high school. I began dancing as a dance major at Mesa College in Fall 2017. While I am only just beginning to delve into my second semester, I can already say that I have expanded my knowledge of dance and dance technique at Mesa. In my dance classes, I have been able to improve upon my body placement and proper alignment.
Following this, she began taking gymnastics lessons and was then asked to join a competitive gymnastics team, which she did for 2 years. She was always excited and ready to learn new things. Out of her three main sports her most favorite sport was basketball. Jordan was not very good in the beginning, but with hard work and the help of her twin sister, Jada, she grew to love the sport and realized there is more to basketball than scoring points. Jordan became a great defensive player.She began playing in third grade for her private school team and for a travel basketball team.
For the last round, round three, a dancer has to dance the longest out of all the people dancing to win. The dancer has to do this without stopping. Only one person has to participate. Belle and Bella practice everyday for this round. One day while they are practicing, Belle twists her ankle.
In her world, dancing, acting, and singing changed her whole life. When she was only 3 years old she attended the Junior Dancing Company, and it shaped her into the person that she is today. Kimi is superior in dancing, acting and singing. From the talent show, to on stage at the Saroyan Theater she is will provide