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What is cheerleading? I heard it is all about pom poms...

Contrary to what you may believe, there are no pom poms or cheering in competitive cheerleading.


Competitive cheerleading is a mix of gymnastic tumbling, acrobatic stunts and dance. Teams perform an intricately choreographed 2.5 minute routine to fast paced music at competitions and are judged by a panel.

What are the benefits of cheerleading?

  • Develops teamwork and camaraderie.

  • Participating in cheerleading also develops skills that are useful for to other sports such as fine motor skills and cardiovascular fitness.

  • Cheerleading is a great sport for those that do not want to participate in traditional school or afterschool activities.

  • Make new friends.

  • Positive relationships between young men and women.

  • Builds self-discipline.

  • Enhances presentation skills.

  • There is a role for everyone!

  • Cheerleading is FUN!

Do I need prior experience?


No experience is necessary!


While previous dance or gymnastic experience is advantageous, at Empire Athletics we provide you with the training to become the best cheerleader you can be.

What do I wear to practice?

  • Tops - Form fitting t-shirt or tank - nothing too loose.

  • Bottom - Sports leggings or fitted bike style sport shorts.

  • Shoes - Clean sports shoes

  • Hair tied up away from the face.

  • No jewellery.

Do you offer discounts?

YES! We do offer family discounts. Please see our information pack for more details.

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