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Quarter IV: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

OTHER DANCE FORM: CHEERDANCE/CHEERLEADING

In todays world dominated by computers, a great deal of change has happened that have taken away the very
essence of our physicality as human beings: the opportunity to move.
Increased weight gain has led leading to obesity; development of heart diseases, diabetes, and certain types of
cancer just some of the eventual disadvantages of physical inactivity. This is the very reason why you will be introduced
to cheer dancing and contemporary dancing as means to achieve healthy living.
It is fitting and timely that these lessons are included in your studies so that as early as now, before you enter
the work force, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding your lifestyle choices and practices that will help
you become a fit, healthy and productive member of society.

Cheerdance is coined from the words, cheer and dance. To cheer is to shout out words or phrases that may help motivate
and boost the morale of a playing team and perform better during a game. Dance, on the other hand, is a physical activity
where one expresses emotions or gestures while performing bodily movements usually in time with rhythm.

Cheerdancing rooted from cheerleading. Cheerleading is the performance of a routine, usually dominated by gymnastic
skills such as jumps, tumbling skills, lifts and tosses combined with shouting of cheers and yells to lead the crowd to cheer
for a certain team during a game or sport. It originated in the United States.

Due to Filipinos love for dancing, they added more dance routines to their cheers and came up with the term cheer dance
wherein it is a routine composed of yells and cheers, gymnastic skills (pyramids and tosses, stunts, tumbling skills, arm
and hand positions and jumps), and dance (fusion of different dance genres).

Today, cheerdancing is identified as one of the most spectacular events in one of the biggest collegiate sports events in the
country, the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines).

6 ELEMENTS OF CHEERLEADING USED IN CHEERDANCING:


Jumps
Tumbling
Stunts
Pyramid
Tosses
Cheer/Yell
BASIC SKILLS IN CHEERDANCING/CHEERLEADING

HAND MOVEMENTS AND POSITIONS

FEET POSITIONS
TUMBLING

JUMPS
STUNTS/LIFTINGS

Pyramid
BODY FORMS

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