Jumping at the chance to shine


The Vulcanz from SMK Seaffield showing off their moves during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.

MALAYSIAN cheerleading teams are ready to face the upcoming Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships 2016 in Singapore next month.

Cheerleading company Cheer Aspirations will bring eight teams to compete in the biggest cheerleading championship in the region.

Nine teams will go to the championship, two from primary schools, five from secondary schools and two All-Star teams.

1 The Vulcanz from SMK Seaffield showing off their moves during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.2 Cheer Aspirations director Darius Lim Chee Wei (left) prepping D’ Starz from SMK (P) Sri Aman before their show.3 SK Bukit Nenas’ Angels putting their best feet forward during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.— Photos: RICKY LAI/The Star
Team Lynx from SK Bukit Damansara in action during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.

The teams are — Team Angels, SK Convent Bukit Nanas 1; Team Lynx, SK Bukit Damansara; Team Rayvens, Sri Kuala Lumpur School; Team D*Starz, SMK (P) Sri Aman; Team Calyx, SMK Catholic; Team Calyx, Sri Kuala Lumpur School, Team Vulcanz, SMK Seaffield, Team CA Awesome Prodigy and Tram CA Awesome Legends.

“The teams have been training for six to 10 months and this exposure is for them to get the feel of the competition” said Cheer Aspirations director Darius Lim Chee Wei.

The Vulcanz from SMK Seaffield at the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.
The Vulcanz from SMK Seaffield at the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.

These teams have trained with Cheer Aspirations coaches and the teams put up a showcase recently at Evolve Concept Mall in Ara Damansara as a warm-up to the competition.

Parents also had the opportunity to watch their children perform.

Cyrens team captain Cassandra Yang said her team was ready for the championship.

SK Bukit Nenas Angels putting on their best feet forward during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase.
SK Bukit Nenas’ Angels putting their best feet forward during the Cheer Aspirations Showcase. — Photos: RICKY LAI/The Star

“We are definitely ready but we need to be more confident,” said the 16-year-old from Sri Kuala Lumpur School.

She said it was challenging to practise with her teammates as they also participated in other school activities.

“We try to squeeze in as much time as possible and we are excited to participate in the upcoming championship,” said Yang.

Cheer Aspirations director Darius Lim Chee Wei (left) prepping D Starz from SMK (P) Sri Aman before their show.
Cheer Aspirations director Darius Lim Chee Wei (left) prepping D’ Starz from SMK (P) Sri Aman before their show.

Cheers Aspirations coach Lim Cheng Choo, 28, said her team, Angels from SK Convent Bukit Nenas was a versatile team as they also participated in dance and drama classes at school.

“They have worked very hard and can’t wait to do their best for the championship,” she said.


   

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