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Street Cheer 2010 Results
UKCA Streetcheer Community Nationals
Saturday 20th November 2010
Fenton Manor, Stoke-On-Trent
Once again, thanks to the Zest foundation and Eastlands Homes who both donated money to help keep the costs down. Without help from organisations such as these Sporting Dynamite would really struggle and possibly not even survive so as you can imagine we are really proud to have such organisations helping out.
Megan Aston - Team Captain
Natalie Monk - Assistant Team Captain
Result: Finished in 3rd Place
Brilliant dance, a bit nervy and shaky at the start and a little confusion right at the end when some of the girls were a little unsure about the count. The end of this dance had been changed a few times to accommodate the skill levels of the children but due to this change some were a little unsure of the ending which showed in the dance and as a result several girls were upset and consiquently convinced that they had messed up and finished last. Not so, 3rd place, just imagine what would have happened if they had got everything right!
You start as a team! You compete as a team! You finish as a team! - It's as simple as that,
To add to this the team was competing out of class in this category as they don't have good Street and Break-dance skills so they would have automatically got very low marks for these sections, this was known before we entered them in the Transitional section but Alan felt it a worthwhile risk to ensure the whole squad danced together.
As is normal, when a squad feel that they have not delivered the dance as well as could be expected the blame game automatically kicks in but as I explained to the girls this is not how they should deal with the situation.
There is no "I" in team and no blame to apportion when things don't go your own way.
There is nothing to be gained by casting blame as all this achieves in doing is to make that person feel bad which in turn just succeeds in making them conscious and therefore they dance even worse next time. If that's the way you wish to act as a team then you will only get worse as time goes on.
If you want your team to improve then the only way to do this is to:
So after all that, 3rd place Whoooooooo
- Get over mistakes errors and results that don't go your way.
- Don't cast blame.
- Do not go on about mistakes and errors, discuss them, solve them and move on.
- Help your fellow team mate to get over their fears.
- Teach them your skills.
- Do not divide your team, make sure you include ALL team member in everything you do.
- Encourage your team mates to improve.
- Convince them that they are good dancers.
- Stick together as a TEAM !
- Be a team builder, not a team wrecker !
Mini Peeps (Non Transitional)
Leah Williams - Team Captain (Joint)
Molly Clarke - Team Captain (Joint)
Result: Finished in 8th Place
Really good dance and absolutely fantastic outfits and make-up. Still a young squad with five children out of the seven still 7yrs or under so competing against squads who were predominately made up of older children meant that they were always somewhat up against it. Still for a squad that have only recently formed and with nearly half of the squad (3) never having danced for Sporting Dynamite at a Streetcheer event before, they did really well.
If it wasn't for nerves the Mini Peeps would have done a lot better especially when you consider that five minutes before they went on the stage they ran through the whole dance on the practice mat and did the complete routine flawlessly but then they are young children and its such a shock to walk out on stage in front of all those people and bright lights, No wonder they call it "stage fright"
By the way, one of the best photographs I have seen in the last ten years!
"Say this team are cool, this team are neat, this team can boogie, this team can street!" :-)
Peeps (Non Transitional)
Megan Aston - Team Captain
Natalie Monk - Assistant Team Captain
Result: Finished in 4th Place
Once again what can you say, another brilliant dance. Again there were some inevitable mistakes but these were minor and on the whole the dance was as good as if not better than the first one with a couple of the girls really shining.
"Give it up for the team!"
This was a pleasure to watch and positive proof that this squad can put things behind them and get on with the job in hand. There are obviously things we can improve on but in the main a great squad that should be going places real soon.
Crew (Non Transitional)
Sereena Hunter - Team Captain
Melissa Gouldman - Assistant Team Captain
Result: Finished in 4th Place
The first year that Sporting Dynamite have put in a Seniors/Crew squad and clearly a team that has a future. While we all know that these girls can dance what most of you probably have not realised yet is that they have only had 1 hour a week for about 8 weeks so this was a much better achievement than you can imagine and if there are any out there wondering whether they all but it in, well I don't think that was in question after the dance especially with one of the crew having a massive Asthma attack and another having an Adrenalin attack (Basically a total system overload due to putting in 120% and flooding the body with too much Adrenalin which simply dosn't get used up in a two minute routine and therefore sends the body into shock)
So after all that what can you say? "Wow outfits, Wow make up (Thanks to Sophie Gregory) Wow dance and what a future if they carry on and build on this".
Megan Aston and Katelyn Edwards
Devon Upton and Fraya Walker
Sereena Hunter and Melissa Gouldman
Angie Ngoma and Tia Ennis
It was a shame that none of our Freestylers won but to be fair the standard was really good and even though our girls did brilliant you have to applaud the standard of the winners. By the way Fraya Walker stood in at the last minute and really gave out some cool moves (Heheh, she was even upset when they pulled her off as she had more moves to bust)
"Say we are proud of you, Say we are proud of you, Whoooooh good job"
And finally to the entire Squad, each team member, the volunteers, the helpers, the coaches and finally the parents for putting up with so much and also for being so patient in spite of such a late finish,
"We are extremely proud of you! well done to everyone of you"
This year we are entering three squads into the Street Cheer Community Nationals;
Mini Peeps (9yrs or under on the day of competition)
Leah Williams (Joint - Team Captain)
Molly Clarke (Joint - Team Captain)
Peeps (12 yrs or under on the day of competition)
Megan Aston (Team Captain)
Natalie Monk (Assistant Team Captain)
Crew (At least one person over 16 yrs on the day of competition)
Sereena Hunter (Team Captain)
Melissa Gouldman (Assistant Team Captain)
Megan Aston & Katelyn edwards - Peeps section
Devon Upton & Abigail Newman - Peeps section
Sereena Hunter & Melissa Gouldman - Crew section
Angie Ngoma & Tia Ennis - Crew section
Good Luck to all of our competitiors!
Alan Massey - Sporting Dynamite President
Congratulations to all cheerleaders who have been selected to dance at the 2010 Street Cheer Nationals Community Competition. Selection was particularly difficult this year making qualification even more of an achievement.
Once again I would like to thank our volunteers and coaches for helping this event become a reality.
Emma Littlewood - Teenies, chaperon,
Sharron Aston - Teenies, chaperon,
Michelle Simmonett - Junior A, chaperon,
Stephen Massey - Kit, buddie,
Jackie Mannion - Junior A, chaperon,
Sophie Gregory - Make up
And the coaches:
Sereena Hunter - Head Coach
Julie Massey - Coach
Melissa Gouldman - Coach
Donna Hunter - Coach
Chia-Hsin Chang (Angelus) - Flexibility Coach
Alan Massey - Club President, Club Owner, Finance (and everything else, Julie said)
StreetCheer Nationals Saturday 20th November 2010
Event: StreetCheer Nationals Competition 2010
Location: Fenton Manor, City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RR Tel: 01782 233 222
Pick up time: 7.50am (Arrive at Fenton Manor at approximately 9.30am)
Return time: 8pm (Set off from Fenton Manor at approximately 6.30pm)
Costs were kept down mainly due to help from the Zest foundation and Eastlands Homes who both donated money. Without help from organisations such as these Sporting Dynamite would really struggle and possibly not even survive so as you can imagine we are really proud to have such organisations helping out.
"Say we are proud of you, say we are proud of you!"
StreetCheer Nationals Tickets
||If you haven't already got your tickets for this years Streetcheer Nationals, you need to get them Now before they sell out. Tickets are available to purchase online from www.ukca.org.ukby following the link for spectator tickets on their homepage. (They accept most cards as well as Paypal)
Please ensure you purchase tickets for the correct day! We are competing on Saturday the 20th November in the Community section.
Concessions only apply to persons 3 years or under, everybody else entering the event will be required to purchase a ticket at a cost of £10 each (3 years and under do not require a ticket to enter)
If you have any further questions you can contact UKCA direct by telephoning: 01625838557 during office hours.
Please note: The competition costs per person have risen considerably this year due to a number of factors such as increased transport costs £425 (was £160 last year) and increased entry fees £20 per person (a rise of a whopping 33% on last year) but as usual Sporting Dynamite will try to keep the final costs as low as possible by subsidising the final price where possible by using club funds.
The entries for this years StreetCheer nationals will be finalised by the end of this week 29th October. All cheerleaders hoping to dance at this years competition will be required to attend every training session
between now and the competition date 20th November 2010, failure to attend any of these final sessions may result in your withdrawal from the competition squad.
StreetCheer is a much faster and more complex dance than Cheerleading and as a result the coaches have had a very difficult time selecting those children who should be given an opportunity to dance. We ask that parents and cheerleaders alike understand that not selecting a child for the final dance is as difficult for coaches as it is for the child and parent, please help us by accepting your coaches decision!
Please remember that nobody has an automatic position in the final dance squad, it is up to each person to earn their place. As with previous competitions we will be taking substitutes who like the rest of the team will be required to know all of the dance and although they are not guaranteed to dance they must be prepared to stand in at a moments notice making them a vital component of the squad.
The cost of this years spectators fees has also risen by 33% to £10 per person and ticket concessions only apply to persons 3 years and under (in other words if your not 3yrs or under you will have to pay the full £10)
Tickets can be purchased direct from the UKCA WEBSITE
Please note: this is a two day event so make sure you purchase your tickets for the correct day: Saturday 20th November.
By car (from the M6):
Leave the M6 at junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent South), and follow the signs for the A500. When on the A500, follow signs for the City Centre (Hanley). Leave the A500 at the exit for 'Stoke' and enter the crossroads. Turn right at the cross roads and follow signs for 'Fenton'. From there, follow the brown signs for 'Fenton Manor Sports Complex'.
Stoke-on-Trent station is connected to the West Coast Main Line and the Virgin Cross Country Line, and is a short distance from Fenton Manor Sports Complex. For details on rail links, click here to go to nationalrail.co.uk. When you arrive at the station, take a taxi and ask for Fenton Manor Sports Complex (taxi journey approximately five minutes).
If you need any assistance in getting to us during your journey, contact Fenton Manor reception on 01782 233222.
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Sporting Dynamite training sessions are held at
Sporting Edge Community Sports Centre
1 Silverlace Avenue
Telephone: 0161 301 1412
The facility can also be located using the old postcode of M43 6AT
All our sessions are on a Friday evening and cost £3 (unless otherwise stated)
4 to 5pm - Cheerleading, Teenies session (5yrs to 9yrs only)
5 to 6pm - Street Cheer session (5yrs and over - this is a mixed class for all ages)
6 to 7pm - Cheerleading, Junior A session (normally 9yrs to 12yrs only)
7 to 8pm - Cheerleading, Seniors session (12yrs and over)
7 to 8pm - Gymnastics/Flexibility class (Junior A, normally 9yrs to 12yrs - Invitation only)
8 to 9pm - Gymnastics/Flexibility class (Seniors 12yrs and over - Invitation only)
If you require further information please contact Sporting Dynamite;
by email "click here"
by telephone "click here to go to the contacts page"
All persons attending are expected to wear clothing suitable for dance. Jogg pant, T-Shirt and trainers/plimsoll's are ideal.
Please ensure your child does not attend wearing jewellery and body piercings as these are not permitted in our training sessions for health and safety reasons and your child will only be instructed to remove them.
We cannot be held responsible for valuables so please ask your child to leave all items of value at home.
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