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History of Cheerleading (Let's Go Team--Cheer, Dance, March Series)
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History of Cheerleading (Let's Go Team--Cheer, Dance, March Series)

by Doris Valliant
 
Over 100 years ago a student jumped out in front of the crowd during a University of Minnesota football game and led a yell. Since then, the guy with a megaphone and the girl in a sweater and a pleated skirt have grown into a mega-industry of camps, competitions, and all kinds of cheer gear. Today's cheerleaders don't stand on the sidelines, they perform on center

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Over 100 years ago a student jumped out in front of the crowd during a University of Minnesota football game and led a yell. Since then, the guy with a megaphone and the girl in a sweater and a pleated skirt have grown into a mega-industry of camps, competitions, and all kinds of cheer gear. Today's cheerleaders don't stand on the sidelines, they perform on center stage. Is cheerleading a sport? The debate rages on. One thing is for certain: the first sideline yell has evolved into a complex mix of cheers, dance, and athletics that can require the gymnastic skills of a Mary Lou Retton and the dancing moves of a Broadway show girl. History of Cheerleading explores this fascinating evolution.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-These series entries provide a look at what it's like to be part of a cheerleading squad or dance team, explain the basics of each pursuit, and detail how one might become involved. Color Guard presents a history of the sport, describes basic techniques and how to choreograph a routine, and outlines the audition process. Going to College points out the benefits of pursuing cheerleading, dance teams, color guard, and marching band on the college level, and offers tips for choosing a school, getting noticed by coaches, and applying for scholarships. Cheerleading traces the development of the sport, describes competitions, and discusses the popularity of all-star teams (cheerleaders not affiliated with a school). Full-color photos showing students involved in these activities appear throughout each title. Aimed at a very specific audience, these books might interest teens who are seeking more information before going out for one of these squads.-Nicole M. Marcuccilli, Glenview Public Library, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590845349
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Let's Go Team Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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