5 Tips for Developing Choreography for Cheer Squads
Anyone who knows cheerleading knows there’s more to it than waving poms and memorizing clever catch phrases. While those are still essential during sports games, competitions require another level of finesse. As cheerleading has grown as a sport, choreography has become more important than ever. Here are some tips for developing choreography with your squad:
Start with Team Bonding
Choreography tends to be taught at the beginning of the season, and many of the cheerleaders will be getting to know each other for the first time. Bringing teammates together outside of cheerleading is an important part of allowing them to connect. The more they connect, even if they aren’t the best of friends, the easier it will be for them to gain the trust and confidence needed to master complex group formations and choreography.
Know the Regulations
Chances are, if you’re hiring a choreographer, it’s so your cheer squad can shine during competitions. If this is the case for you, learn the reg
How to Choose Cheerleading Products that Fit Your Squad
Every cheerleading squad has its own unique vibe. From location to age and skill level, there are many factors that play into a cheerleading squad’s style. Here’s how you can find cheerleading products that make sense for your squad:
Choose a Uniform Style
Cheerleading uniforms come in all shapes and sizes. One of the first aspects you’ll need to choose is the style of uniform build. These are the most common styles of cheerleading uniforms:
Shell: This type has a stiff, preppy look and is typical for school teams.
Lycra: This style tends to be flashier, using metallic fabrics and stretchy materials.
Gemmed: These uniforms are lycra and studded, more competition-ready.
Sublimated: You can print designs on this type of uniform, but you’ll want to order from a more reputable company to ensure that the designs come out the way you planned.
Make sure the colors, fabric cuts and skirt length are appropriate for your cheerleading squad. For example, some uniforms have cropped
Types of Pom Poms and How They Are Used in Cheerleading
Pom poms are used in cheerleading routines to improve showmanship. These props call attention to the crowd, provide cheer, and make a show that includes the colors of a team. If you try out for cheerleading, you may need to bring your own pom poms. Check with your school beforehand to see if they’re provided, and, if not, which ones you should get. You need to know which types of pom poms are required because there are many types to choose from. Here are some types of pom poms that are used in cheerleading.
Hand Pom Poms
Hand pom poms are essential for cheerleading. This type of pom pom is designed to be attached to your hands. They’re useful for certain dance routines because they don’t fall off the performer’s hands. However, you must be mindful of how you are going to use them. You should not have pom poms attached to your hands while doing certain stunts because of their potential to fly off and cause an accident for the squad.
Rooter Pom Poms
Rooter pom poms have long
Pep Up the Pep Rally
Pep rallies are a great way to spread school spirit while involving everyone! Whether it’s the next football game, homecoming, or just to get everyone feeling motivated, pep rallies are a great school activity, you can expect boisterous chants, spirited cheering, and dancing at a pep rally. While the cheerleaders do their best to pump everyone up, they need the help of students to really bring the energy up. As a student in the stands, you can help bring the pep — even in the top bleacher section. Take your pep rally to the next step by accessorizing yourself in school colors. A great way to do this is by bringing your own pom poms to the rally to participate in chanting while still in the stands. Bringing decorations to liven up your section is another great way to show others that you have the most school spirit. If you’re able to wear accessories, pom pom hair ties in your school colors are a fun way to add some spirit to your wardrobe. Or, go a step farther and pep your sneakers up
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