How to Perform Popular Cheerleading Chants 
How to Perform Popular Cheerleading Chants
by eHow / Lucy Spain
Video Lecture 8 of 11
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Date Added: August 12, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Cheerleading Instructor Lucy Spain teaches some popular cheerleading chants, which are passed down through the years and are performed by chanting a very simple string of words.

Video Transcript: LUCY SPAIN: "Hi, I'm Lucy Spain here to show you how to perform popular cheerleading chants. Now, contrary to popular belief, a chant is actually different from a cheer. A chant is going to consist of one line of words and you're going to repeat that line of words along with motions three times. Now, these words can be something that your squad makes up or they can be from common cheers passed on from years before. The one we're going to learn today is going to be called G, O. Now first you're going to start out by teaching your squad the words. The words to this chant are, "G, O, go, go, go team, go. G, O, go, go, go team, go." Like I said before, you're going to repeat three times. Second, you're going to want to teach your team the motions. The motions to this cheer are G, O, go, go, go team, go. One more time. G, O, go, go, go team, go. Now you've got the motions and the words down, you can go ahead and put them together and perform the chant three times too. Usually the captain of the squad or whoever taught the squad will call the chant by simply saying it one time. G, O, go, go, go team, go. G, O, go, go, go team, go. G, O, go, go, go team, go. G, O, go, go, go team, go. Let's go team. Here we go. Always remember to show spirit after all of your chants. And that is how you teach and learn a popular cheerleading chant."

Course Index

Course Description

In this course, Cheerleading Instrucutor Lucy Spain gives 11 video lessons on Cheerleading Stunts and Accessories.

Cheerleading was invented by a man in 1898, who first directed a crowd in cheering on the University of Minnesota. Since then, cheerleading has become a popular culture phenomenon and a sport. Cheerleaders began as male; but slowly females, who had few offerings for collegiate-level athletics, dominated the hobby. In the early 1970s, the Dallas Cowgirls changed professional cheerleading into simply dance, removing most of the stunts and tumbling in favor of revealing outfits and choreography. In the early 1980s, cheerleading as a competitive sport became popular, and stunts and gymnastics gained in popularity for high school teams. Now there are both amateur and pro official styles of cheering. In this free video series on cheerleading, an experienced cheerleader demonstrates a variety of cheerleading stunts and explains cheerleading accessories like hair bows and pom poms. Learn to do cheerleading toe touches and cheerleading jumps. Perform the splits and a cheerleading pyramid with the help of an expert, all in this free video series on cheerleading.


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