Many communities don’t have reliable, structured after-school activities. This can happen because they don’t have the volunteers or those experienced to run the programs, they may not have teachers who have the time to dedicate to the extra hours or effort, or they may just not know what’s possible and what opportunities can exist. In 1996, Stacey, a former cheerleader, choreographer and dancer, and Major Cheer founder, enrolled her kids at Myakka City Elementary School in Florida and quickly realized the need for an after-school cheer & dance program. The school was 40 miles away from any type of gym or Pop Warner field, so she decided to jump in and create a program for the students and their parents. Being a parent of a student attending such a rural school, she understood how difficult it was for parents to travel back and forth, especially for extracurricular activities. Stacey’s passion and expertise led to the start of a unique after-school cheerleading program, Cheer Jam. Many of the students had never experienced an after-school sports or athletic program, let alone something as exciting and energetic as cheerleading! Not only did the students learn and thrive, but the parents loved seeing the skills their children obtained along with the social aspects, self-confidence and poise their children gained. The program began to expand and now, we are excited to announce MAJOR CHEER! With more than 400 students throughout the state of Florida involved in MAJOR CHEER, we are excited to watch the program grow. We’re proud to give students the opportunity to participate in a sport that will teach them life lessons and give them confidence and poise for years to come.
MAJOR CHEER will provide the same unique, exciting, music-filled classes that Stacey’s program is known for. Our after-school program allows students to stay after school for class and share their cheer experience with their friends. The original, creative choreography captures students of all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary! Many students in our after- school program discover their passion for cheer and dance. Many go on to cheer in high school, college and even professional! Some discover their inner confidence and pursue opportunities they never thought they would. Major Cheer not only prepares students for the CHEER WORLD but also for the REAL WORLD! MAJOR CHEER AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM JAMS! If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today – take a look around our website and let us know what questions you have! Thank you for reading and we’ll be back with more cool, cheer-related posts soon!