ALA to hold Mini Cheer Camp

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Coaches Stephanie Chin­gas and Amy Wal­ters are invit­ing girls and boys ages 4 to 12 to at­tend a Mini Cheer Camp and learn about cheer­lead­ing. The work­shop will be held Jan. 25 and 26 in the Amer­i­can Lead­er­ship Academy el­e­men­tary gym. ALA is lo­cated at 898 W. 1100 South in Span­ish Fork.

Camp par­tic­i­pants will have the op­por­tu­nity to per­form a rou­tine at the half­time of a var­sity bas­ket­ball game.

If you are won­der­ing if Coaches Chin­gas and Wal­ters are qual­i­fied in­struc­tors, how about this: In the past five years, the ALA Cheer and Stunt Team has placed ei­ther first or sec­ond in both re­gion and state tour­na­ments. At the na­tional level, they placed ninth in 2014 and 11th in 2015.

What will be cov­ered at the camp? Ac­cord­ing to Coach Chin­gas, “Boys and girls will learn a cheer, short dance, cheer jumps such as toe-touches, herkie and hur­dler, and ba­sic stunt safety.”

When for­mer at­tendee Emma Ship­ley was asked what she learned from the camp, she said, “Be­ing a cheer­leader has taught me the im­por­tance of team­work.”

If you are a par­ent of an el­e­men­tary school-aged child, this is what Coach Chin­gas would say to you: “This will be a high en­ergy, fast paced in­struc­tional camp that will al­low your son or daugh­ter to ex­press their love for school spirit. Be­ing able to lead a crowd of spec­ta­tors and stu­dents at a sport­ing event is a great priv­i­lege and a lot of fun.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the front desk of the Amer­i­can Lead­er­ship Academy Ju­nior High School by Jan. 17.

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