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 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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