at the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center
Class Ages: 6-12
Class Style: Teacher Lead
Class Length: 60 Minutes
Day and Time: Tuesdays 6:25-7:25pm
Dance Exploration’s Cheerleading program at the Castle Rock Rec Center is a progressive exploration of chanting, stunting, dance and movement as seen on the side lines of major sports teams.
The Cheerleading class explore the fundamentals of cheerleading, combined with dancing with pom poms to create fun visual shapes for the audience. Class begins with stretches and warm ups including the basic arm positions of cheerleading and easy cheers and chants as heard on the sidelines.
Center work and across the floor activities are performed individually and in groups. Age and skill appropriate combinations will also be taught in this class. All assisted lifts and stunts will be taught and only performed under the supervision of the Dance Exploration, LLC Dance Educator. Children will not be taught these skills until mastery of basic strength exercises have been accomplished to prevent serious injury.
Dance Exploration believes in the importance of teaching dance terminology in each class. Dance and cheer have it’s own language and it’s important that students understand the language to perform the moves well. Each week, Dance Exploration will pick a new dance or cheer term to study as part of the class theme. This is designed to not only keep students learning new dance and concepts, but also to keep class new and exciting every single time!
Children will be given the opportunity to create their own chants and cheer routines. The most important concept in our cheerleading class will be working as a team! Dancers will learn how to move in unison and create fun formations and pictures as a unit. Students will be taught the importance of working together towards a common goal and how to overcome differences. Students will learn to work together to produce group cheers, chants and routines that demonstrate the class dynamics.
Cheerleading classes also include the Family Engagement Program to keep parents informed about what their children are learning in class! The program also provides families with fun at-home activities to continue the exploration and learning process outside of the classroom.