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What is Cheer?
   Probably the most misunderstood aspect of the sport, today.
   The Cheer element IS NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE EXPECT IT IS!!!  
IT IS NOT:
   What is it was even FIVE years ago!
   What is portrayed in the Cheerleading skit on "Saturday Night Live"!
   A "cute" rhyming mini-poem.
IT IS:
   A set of precisely executed arm and leg movements, jumps and stunts.
   A set of simple rhyming STATEMENTS designed to GET THE CROWD TO REPEAT THEM WITH YOU!!
   Choreographed, with an emphasis on precision of movement AND UNISON of movement by the entire squad
   Almost military in its presentation.  LOUD voices are ESSENTIAL as there is no music to guide the team to move in unison.
   PRESENTED ENTHUSIASTICALLY to encourage crowd participation