Our Geelong Elite Competitive Program's accomodate for athlete's 5yrs to adults and beginner to advanced skill levels. We offer the following two programs;
Our Semi-Competitive program is one of Cheer Geelong’s competitive Programs. The program is designed to prepare athletes and families for the world of Competitive Cheer & Dance with less commitment, and more guidance throughout the year than the Allstar Program. The Semi-Comp Program is a great way to ease into the competitive stream with the following benefits;
Dance - Lyrical & or Hip Hop
This program is not offered at all ages/level
Our All-star Program will be for those who live, eat, sleep & breathe cheer / dance, and who want to take it to the next level, to compete against the best! Athletes in the All-Star program will have a strict attendance and commitment policy. Athletes must be 7 years + to be part of the Allstar Program. Here’s what you should know about the program;
Dance - Lyrical, Pom & Hip Hop
For more information or to enrol in on of our competitive programs, please contact us via our contact form and we can discuss the next steps with you!
Cheer Geelong follows the IASF Cheerleading age groups for cheer and dance. For the development and success of the club and individual athletes, we aim to keep athletes in the youngest age group possible, however when/if we feel necessary, we will put athletes in older age groups if there isn’t an appropriate team for them in their most suitable age group / level. Many athletes think that being up an age group is of benefit to them, however we try to remind them that you wouldn’t want to race against the U15’s when you were only 8, as they would have an unfair advantage. We need to consider the age of the teams we compete against, rather than the idea of athletes wanting to train with ‘the big kids!’.
|Dance||5 - 7yrs||7 - 10yrs||13&U||16&U||19&U||13yrs+|
|Cheer||5 - 7yrs||8 - 9yrs||13&U||16&U||11-19yrs||13yrs+|
Below is a basic guideline of the skills that we work to execute in our Cheer Levels. Athletes will continue to train higher level skills throughout the year, however for the safety & success of our athletes/teams only perfected skills can be choreographed into routines.
|Level||Semi-Comp Level 1||Level 1||Level 2 / Semi comp Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Tumble Skills|| |
Front and Back limbers
|Front and Back Walkovers|| |
Roundoff Backhandspring Tucks
Standing series backhandspring
Standing Handsprings to tuck/layout
Roundoff handspring Layouts
|Stunting Skills|| |
Prep level skills
Single legs on thigh
Twisting Prep level Skills
Assisted Single Legs
Prep Level Single Legs
Twisting Inversions to 2 feet Extended Skills
Extended Single Legs
Full Twisting Skills
Kick Full Baskets
Double Twist Transitions
Competitive Cheer combines Stunting, Tumbling, Jumps & Dance all in one visually exciting and choreographed routine. Within the required training hours athletes have dedicated time to both learning routines, and working individual skills.
Competitive Pom is a Jazz based dance style incorporating arm motions, flexibility, turns, leaps & lifts. The pom scoresheet puts a focus on synchronization, visual effects, formations and performance. Pom routines are choreographed to fast paced, energetic music.
Competitive hip-hop training consists of learning the latest popular style of Hip Hop choreography, tricks/ lifts, fitness and strength. Our Hip Hop teams learn energetic and unique routines, and wear street style costumes to compete in throughout the year.
Lyrical is a modern style of dance, where dancers aim to tell a story through their movement. Lyrical routines often incorporate leaps, kicks, turns, flexibility, and lifts. The scoresheet for Lyrical encourages strong dance technique, fluid movement & performance.