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International Cheerleading Competition in the Gold Coast

Posted in Local Events @ Jun 17th 2011 4:48pm - By Admin

You can look forward to a spectacle of beauty, athletics, and irresistible charm at Australia’s most desirable beach destination - the Gold Coast. The Aussie Gold International Cheer and Dance Championships will take centre stage at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from July 8 to 9.

Expect the young and youthful to gather in our 2 and 3 bedroom Surfers Paradise Apartments for the event. Cheerleaders have over the years become as competitive, popular, and loved as the athletes they root for. As we all know, cheer and dance today is a competitive sport with routines of dance, tumbling, and cheers to egg on the audience to show appreciation for their team. What some people don’t know is that cheerleading started out as an all-male endeavor, and that the first cheerleader was (gasp!) a burly man. Yessur, the first cheerleader was University of Minnesota student Johnny Campbell who in 1898 was probably forced by his professors - for the purpose of encouraging the crowd to cheer on the team - bellow a "Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah, Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity, Minn-e-So-Tah.”

Fortunately, it won’t be all Johnny Campbells in Aussie Gold. In 1949, nearly 50 years after the invention of cheerleading, the National Cheerleaders Association held a clinic with 52 girls attending. Cheer and dance had since then blossomed into a fun and fascinating activity with strapping lads and stunning ladies as featured rock stars. And that’s what you can look ahead to at the event near our family apartments in Surfers Paradise.

Your littlies can also kick up their heels, and share in the merriment. Aussie Gold near our Surfers Paradise Accommodation invites all talented and spirited cheer dancers to join in the competition - every athlete gets a medal! There will also be cheer and dance workshops, and the chance to perform at Dreamworld and take home Aussie Gold Grand Champion jackets.

The categories to join in are cheer (5-36 team members, 2 minute and 30 second time limit), group stunt (4-5 member, 1 minute time limit), partner stunt (2 team members plus 1 spotter, 1 minute time limit), special needs cheer (unlimited, 2 minute and 30 second time limit), pom (4 or more team members, 2 minute and 30 second time limit), hip hop (4 or more team members, 2 minute and 30 second time limit), jazz (4 or more team members, 2 minute and 30 second time limit), and modern/ lyrical (4 or more team members, 2 minute and 30 second time limit). You can also chip in some energetic dance moves as there will be a parents cheer category (unlimited team size, 2 minute and 30 second time limit).

So bring the kids, and bring it on to the Gold Coast. Aside from being the most relaxing and enjoyable Surfers Paradise accommodation for Aussie Gold, Anacapri Holiday Resort Apartments will bring you to fabled Gold Coast beaches and the cafes and nightspots of Cavill Avenue. Don’t let your kids miss this amazing opportunity to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

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