Being a cheerleader is more than just wearing a uniform, looking pretty and being loud. Part of a cheerleader’s skill set includes being able to hit very precise motions and cheerleading stances, and knowing when to use each one.
Each member of a cheerleading team must perfect their stances so that their team operates as a unit and receives the maximum number of cheers from the audience and points from the judges.
While a cheerleader’s basic motions are the backbone of her ability, her stances are the support system. A motion will miss the mark completely without the body being in a tight, formatted stance.