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Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition.
At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling. Teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading experts on difficulty and execution. The winner in each division gets a trophy and bragging rights.
All types of cheerleading teams have the option to compete. All star cheerleading squads, who are not affiliated with a school, exist solely to compete. All star routines do not include a cheer since they don’t technically cheer for anyone, and their routines are all entertainment/music. Teams compete based on age and difficulty level (1-6, 6 being the most difficult).
Competing as a cheerleader is really challenging, athletic, and so much fun. If you want to become a competitive cheerleader, stop by the gym.
At DSA, our very own Coach Stacey Svegliato has had many accomplishments in the Cheer world, both as an athlete and as a coach.