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What is the Difference between All Star Cheer and High School Cheer?
All Star cheerleading is a competition sport that involves boys and girls performing a 2 minute and 30 second routine composed of tumbling, stunting, pyramids, dance, and cheer segments. This routine is performed and scored against other competitive teams at various local, regional, national, and worldwide competitions.
When we refer to tumbling, we mean gymnastic type skills like cartwheels and back handsprings. Stunting refers to a group of two or more individuals that elevate another cheerleader in the air. This also includes co-ed stunting but are done as a large group and are interconnected. Dance is a portion of a routine that consists of choreographed high energy dance moves.
The main difference between High School cheer and All Star cheer is that a High School cheerleading team's primary purpose is to support a local schools sports team and keep the crown excited. An All Star team performs purely for the challenge, thrill and competition of the sport. Other differences include All Star cheerleading seasons can be as much as a year long. All Star cheerleaders are not required to be from the same school or area, and in many cases the skill set required for All Star is much more difficult.