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Competitive Cheerleading is when cheer squads train to compete against each other at a competition. A competition routine typically lasts about two and a half minutes, and includes an array of skills. The main skills are jumps, tumbling, stunts, pyramids, and a dance. At competition, the teams are judged by a panel of cheerleading and performing experts on difficulty, execution, and presentation
At games, matches, and other sporting events, the goal of a cheerleader is to engage and energize the crowd. Cheerleaders use interactive sideline chants and cheers to pump up the crowd and get them yelling for their team. During a Game Day performance you will see sturdy, maneuverable stunts that are used to capture the crowd’s attention. Bright signs, pom poms, megaphones, and even mascots are some of the many engaging tools used by the best Game Day cheer squads. It is also common for a Game Day squad to have a few dances and chants prepared to join along when the band plays or when songs are played over the loud speaker.
Stomp & shake is a referent for an African American originated style of cheerleading (first mention of these cheers that I've found is early 1970, but most of the earliest mention found is mid 1970s, the same time frame as the first documentation that was found for foot stomping cheers.
The synchronized, choreographed routines that the squad does while chanting include upstomps foot stomping movements. ("Upstomps" are "high kicks" such as those popularized by Black University marching bands). Those cheerleaders also performed "jigga pops", a rhythmical, fast double shake of their hips that is best shown off when the cheerleaders wear pleated cheerleader skirts.
*Traditional cheer motions are still used in SNS
Tri Cheer BHM is the first company to offer SNS instruction in Alabama