FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THERE CHEERLEADING IN LONDON?
Absolutely! There is Cheerleading in London and Ultimate Cheer is the best Cheerleading team in London because we have in house tumbling equipment and teams for all abilities and ages allowing you to move around as you grow and progress!
WHAT DOES CHEERLEADING IN LONDON LOOK LIKE?
Like the Cheerleading you may have seen on TV our routines include stunting, pyramids, basket tosses, tumbling (think cartwheels, flips and somersaults), dance and jumps. If you’ve done Cheerleading at a UK University you’ll recognise a lot of the competitions we attend as well! We just compete in All Star divisions against other All Star teams
CAN YOU STILL BE A CHEERLEADER WITH NO EXPERIENCE?
Of course! Some of our athletes join with no experience in Cheerleading at all and they progress SO much! The beauty of our Cheerleading programme is that we have teams for all abilities meaning you can swap teams as you build your confidence and progress! We have also added a Level Up! team which has been introduced specifically support athletes trasition to higher levels.
IS CHEERLEADING EXPENSIVE?
No, Cheerleading can be really affordable! Our prices are competitive as we really want to be accessible to everyone and our amazing location in the heart of Clapham Junction helps a lot of our athletes save money on travel. We also let you add on additional classes for a discounted fee so you get more for your money!
It’s different from paying for a gym as you have access to dedicated coaching, will be learning a new skill which spreads across gymnastics, Cheerleading and dance AND you’ll be joining a community of like-minded athletes who have frequent socials and can support you on your Cheerleading journey ♥️
IS IT TOO LATE TO BE A CHEERLEADER?
Nope! We have several all-adult teams with no upper age limit meaning it is never too late to join! Whatever you age or ability you are, there is a team to suit you with other athletes in the same boat. You won’t believe how quickly you progress!
CAN I CHEER AFTER UNIVERSITY?
PLEASE DO! Ultimate Cheer was started because we wanted to create an adult-only team where graduates could join and enjoy the same sociable feel that they had on their University team, socials and all! We now have teams for all ages, split by age so that no one will ever feel too old or young for the team they are on.
IS CHEERLEADING AN AMERICAN THING?
Not anymore! Yes, typically it has been much bigger in America but Cheerleading is growing in the UK, FAST. Competitions here are huge with so many teams in each division and they’re still growing. If you’re keen for that American feel though, Ultimate Cheer will get the opportunity to compete in the biggest Cheerleading competition, Cheerleading Worlds which takes place in Disney World Florida!!
IS CHEER A HARD SPORT?
Yes and no. The beauty of Cheerleading is that it’s split into levels, meaning you can start from any ability and there is no limit to your progression! You can always keep improving your skills to be the best you can be and Ultimate Cheer has enough teams that you can move as you progress to ensure you’re always pushing yourself
WHAT IS TUMBLING?
Tumbling is the floor aspect of gymnastics, think flips, cartwheels and somersaults! These can be so fun to learn and impressive to show off! We have both tumble and non-tumble teams which you can compete on depending on your experience. We also have additional specific tumble-focused classes if you want to speed up your tumbling progression!
WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHEERLEADING ROUTINE?
Each routine involves a dance, jump, stunt and pyramid sequence. These will all be scored differently based on the difficulty of skills you attempt and also your accuracy when performing these skills at competition. Lucky for Ultimate Cheer we have coaches that have been Cheerleading judges in all positions across the country, meaning we know the score sheet inside out when curating the ULTIMATE Cheerleading routine!
I’M NOT FLEXIBLE, CAN I STILL BE A CHEERLEADING?
100% Many athletes join who think they aren’t flexible and Cheerleading will help everyone become more flexible. When you join Ultimate Cheer you will stretch each session and notice your improvement over time. You will also stay motivated as a group with the Ultimate Cheer community cheering you on and sharing each others improvements!