CHEER: Cheer is predominantly a team-based sport that involves stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. It was initially started in the USA but is now the fastest growing sport in the UK
STUNTING: The lifiting and “throwing” of the “flyer” by a team of “bases” performing complex moves which can be taken to various heights and levels.
Tumbling: Where the athlete performs gymnastic style movements as well as airborne skills.
JUMPS: Such as pike, toe touch, herkie and hurdler forming different shapes in the air.
HIP HOP: Hip hop is often referred to as street dance and is primarily performed to hip hop music. It has a wide range of technical moves such as popping, locking, waacking, tutting and dancefloor. It derives from the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the US.
LYRICAL: Similar to Jazz but performed at a much slower pace. Lyrical has a much more flowing style and choreography uses the words and stories of the music to incorporate the movements with inner feeling and emotion
JAZZ: A performance dance style using upbeat music with technical elements such as turns, leaps, kicks and complex choreography
POM: A dance style using pom poms and incorporating specific dance moves, technical work, leaps, kicks, jumps and turns creating a visual routine