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!!