Squad vie for high hon­ours

Southern Telegraph - - Sport -

A team from Safety Bay Se­nior High School’s Cheer Dance Spe­cial­ist Pro­gram will be trav­el­ling to the Gold Coast to take part in the Aussie Gold In­ter­na­tional Cheer and Dance Cham­pi­onships in early July.

The team of 24 stu­dents from Years 7 to 12 took out the CheerUn­lim­ited Aus­tralia Stars n Stripes Na­tional Cham­pi­onship last year.

They are hop­ing that suc­cess can be re­peated as they vie for top spots in level 3 cheer, hip-hop, poms, stunt groups as well as com­pet­ing in a va­ri­ety of duos in hip-hop, lyri­cal, con­tem­po­rary dance and poms.

The com­pe­ti­tion will be held over three days with op­por­tu­ni­ties for the team to par­tic­i­pate in work­shops from in­ter­na­tional coaches.

Cheer Dance Spe­cial­ist Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Melissa Wilt­shire said com­pet­ing at this level re­quired ded­i­ca­tion, hard work and many hours of train­ing.

“The safety of our team is front and cen­tre,” Mrs Wilt­shire said.

“Ev­ery week we train for an hour and a half af­ter school plus the stu­dents will have at least four hours a week train­ing in their cheer-dance spe­cial­ist pro­gram classes.

“I am ex­tremely proud of the en­tire team and we are all look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing at the Aussie Gold Cham­pi­onships.”

Safety Bay Se­nior High School has the only Level 3 Scholas­tic com­pe­ti­tion team in Western Aus­tralia.

Pic­ture: David Sal­vaire

Safety Bay Se­nior High School’s Cheer Dance Spe­cial­ist Pro­gram stu­dents will take on the na­tion’s best at the Gold Coast’s Aussie Gold In­ter­na­tional Cheer and Dance Cham­pi­onships in July. Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au

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