The Science of Cheerleading

It seems that they have thought of everything for training cheerleaders and providing a way for them to learn safely. Did you ever wonder how those girls learned how to stand in a guys’ hands and hold her other foot over her head? Well, they use something called a “stunt stand” that allows her to…

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Practice Gear for Cheering!

The best practice gear for any athletic event should allow for freedom of movement and protection for the athlete; this applies to cheerleaders because they need to wear gear that will help them in tumbling and working out. Shorts, a tank top or tee shirt and the right socks and shoes are important. There are…

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3 Steps to a Successful Cheer Tryout

Trying out for a cheerleading team? Usually, cheerleading captains and coaches look for a great and long-term potential in their new tryouts. These behaviors will improve you chance for success: Show That You Care Coaches want to know that they are getting new team members who truly care about being on the team. Best ways…

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Twitter Rage Turns Social Media Support

A blogger named Anna Megan Raley calls herself “Claire Crawford” and is making waves on the cheer Web. Recently, Raley recently called an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader named Kelsey Williams fat. Specifically, the blogger said that Williams is “too chunky” to be a cheerleader. However, Claire wasn’t satisfied to stop there. She went on to…

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Who Will ‘Hit the Floor’?

There is a new TV soap opera on VH1 called “Hit the Floor,” and the show is about as good its title. Taking place in the world of basketball cheerleading, the show could qualify to be characterized as a drama. However, the drama aspect of it being the big question of who in your household…

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Myth Busting—Cheerleaders Are Not Airheads

There are certain stereotypes that continually follow cheerleaders around. No one knows where it got started, and no one understands why cheerleaders are always characterized as being airheads. The truth is that in order for someone to become a school cheerleader in the first place, they must hold a certain grade point average. This alone…

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The Case Against Cheerleading

Some cheerleading support groups apparently presume that the squad should be classified as athletes. Now, every reasonable person has to agree that there is absolutely nothing sport-like about smiling, waving, batting eyelashes and flirting with the visiting team. I mean do we really have to resort to the simple power of logic and basic argumentation?…

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Dance Shows: Small Screen, Big Entertainment

Dance shows have been entertaining people for decades. Four shows stand out in this year’s presentations of the excitement and glamour of dancing. Dancing with the Stars features celebrities selected for this competition elimination. Music and style changes, adding pressure on each celebrity and the professional ballroom dancers that they are matched with. 2013 marks its…

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