As you know, dance is a huge part of cheerleading. In this section, we will give you tips on how to make your dance routines even better!
Cheer Dance vs Drill Team: The major difference between a cheerleading dance and the drill team is that the cheerleaders do not use "traditional" dance moves including leaps, turns, etc.
Dance Must Haves: The following are things to think about to make your routine more exciting:
1. Great Music
2. Formation Changes
3. Level Changes
4. Props: Use poms, signs, or flags.
5. Add Stunts
Types of Cheerleading Dance Routines: There are 2 basic types of dance routines for cheerleaders - the "Fight Song" and the "Performance Routine".
1. Fight Song: The fight song is usually very EASY and done to school spirit music. For example, here are the University of Florida Cheerleaders doing their school's fight song:
Here is another example of a fight song as the University of Miami Cheerleaders perform:
2. Performance Routine: This routine is used for more difficult choreography and is used for competitions, pep rallies, and other performances. Here is a teaching example of some performance moves:
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Do you want some new routines for your team that are alread choreographed for you? Check out our Members Only section for Fight Song Routines as well as Performance Dance Routines.