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Cheerleading Tips and Terms

Check out Kidzworld's cheerleading glossary of terms, tips and stunts for cheerleaders.
Cheerleader
Check out Kidzworld's cheerleading glossary of terms, tips and stunts for cheerleaders.
Cheerleader

From bases and basket tosses to cupies and cradle catches, check out Kidzworld's stunts and terms for cheerleaders.

  • Attack The Crowd - A technique used to get the audience involved in a cheer, dance or song. This might mean cheering with a bit more enthusiasm or giving the crowd the "raise the roof" sign.
  • Arabesque - One leg is down straight and the other leg is behind you almost at a ninety degree angle to your back.
  • Base - This is the cheerleader or cheerleaders who stay on the ground or floor while lifting the flyer into a stunt. A base is the person on the bottom of a stunt or pyramid.
  • Basket Toss - A stunt usually using three or more bases who toss the flyer into the air. Two of the bases have interlocked their hands. In the air the flyer may do any jump before returning to the cradle.
  • Bloomers - Matching underpants worn under a cheerleader's skirt.
  • Buckets - Buckets are when a cheerleader holds their arms straight out in front, with their fists facing down as if they were holding the handle of a bucket in each hand.
  • Candle Sticks - A cheer motion where a cheerleader extends their arms out in front with fists facing each other as if they were holding a lit candle in each hand.
  • Cradle Catch - An end movement where a base catches a flyer after tossing them in the air. The base holds the flyer under their thighs and around their back.
  • Cupie - One base holds up a flyer with one hand. The base's arm is fully extended and both of the flyer's feet are in the base's one hand. This stunt is also known as awesome.
  • Deadman - When the flyer falls backwards or forwards out of a stunt. Three or four people catch the flyer and could possbly push the flyer back up to the bases hands.
  • For more cheerleading terms and stunts, click here.
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    Comments

    lostatsea123

    lostatsea123 wrote:

    was a cheerleader, didn't wanna hurt myself so I quit. it was super fun while it lasted though. wish I had stuck with it!
    commented: Tue Nov 19, 2013

    Abigail507

    Abigail507 wrote:

    Bloomers? Haha no. We have built in spankies.
    commented: Fri Aug 02, 2013

    JennyD

    JennyD wrote:

    It cool
    commented: Wed Jul 31, 2013

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