Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cheerleading in Vietnam

- As my great friend, Christy Papania Jones, said, "It was only a matter of time."

A high school here in the city, Ngo Quyen High School, is starting up a cheerleading squad, and the P.E. teacher there in charge of it just happens to be an old student of mine. So, I got "recruited," shall we say to come in and teach them some stunts. I haven't taught cheer since December of 2006 - four and a half years, and I didn't realize how much I missed it until today. It was definitely interesting trying to explain things in a foreign language, but I had a blast, and the team learned so much! They have a competition coming up in December, and I'm going to choreograph a routine for them - just like in the olden days. Watch out, Vietnam, because Michael Strahan, six-time national champion coach and choreographer, is on the cheer scene here now!

Enjoy some photos below of today's event.

Here I am teaching the proper technique to load in for a prep.
Here they are doing a hanging drill to teach the flyer not to put weight in her feet.
Practicing a dismount.
Teaching the flyer what NOT to do in the air.
And, at last, an extension!


Anonymous Bean said...

Amazing :)

July 6, 2011 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't use this word lightly..... You are the QUEEN of Cheerleading!

Love from The Queen of Everything!!!

July 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Rurouni Kenshin said...

i love it ^^

July 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Thuận Võ said...

That was amazing!
Now We have a fanpage on Facebook (here: )
Love to see you back to Vietnam, we have a competition right now this weekend and next month :D

November 18, 2015 at 10:42 PM  

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