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Know the Basic Cheerleading Terms

Two high school cheerleaders


Arabesque: One leg is down straight and the other leg is behind you almost at a ninety degree angle to your back.

Arch: A position in which the back is curved.

Aerial: A cartwheel without hands touching the ground or floor. Sometimes called a walkover.

Attack the Crowd: A technique used to whip the crowd up and get them involved in a cheer, dance or song.

Base: The bottom person/persons in a stunt who remains on the ground while lifting a flyer into a stunt.

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