Friday, May 17, 2013

Rah Rah ... Rah!!!!

Go  --- Fight --- Win!!
Yes, there is a cheerleader in the house!
Look -- someone is watching from the top of the stairs!
Maddy has been taking a cheer class in the evenings since school started last September.
She has really enjoyed it. 
And believe me -- they don't just cheer, do jumps and
throw around the pom poms. 
The instructors really give the girls a workout.
  It has helped Maddy become more flexible. 
 In addition to a cartwheel,
she can do the splits,
 a flip-over and
 a back walk-over.
Her dance studio held a mini-recital recently. 
 It was really fun to see the different performances. 
And really, the mini-recital seemed like quite a bit of work to me --
I can't image all that is involved in the "big" recitals
that are held in even-numbered years!
We realized a while back that Maddy's fingers are double-jointed,
but also noticed in cheer that her arms are too. 
It is really a little difficult for her to hold them totally straight
and do you know how important straight lines and arms are to cheerleaders???
Let me tell you -- very important!
Guess what --
her toes are also double-jointed!

Do you see how her arms are not straight due to the double-jointedness?
Cheer classes take a break in the summer --
up next --
Hip Hop and Jazzzz!!


Musings from Kim K. said...

What a beautiful cheerleader!! She's such a special little girl... double jointed and all!

Laurie said...

Cheer seems to have taken over... I know several kids cheering for their schools as well as being on competitive teams. Looks like Maddy is loving it! :)

Jodee said...

Cute pictures of your adorable cheerleader! I am sure Kamree will want to take cheer sooner, than later!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Glad Maddy is enjoying cheer! She looks adorable.

Courtney said...

She looks like she is having a lot of fun. She makes a pretty cute little cheerleader.

Lisa said...

it's an excellent workout. anything to keep kids fit and moving!