2012 CTcalendar of Connecticut, Events Calendar New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield County, Shoreline, Mystic, Events
- Spirit Festival National Cheer & Dance Championships
- 01/ 8/11 - 01/ 9/11 08:00AM h
- Mohegan Sun / Arena - Uncasville
- $30.00 (two day pass) & $18.00 (one day pass)
Mohegan Sun, in association with the Spirit Festival LLC, will host the Spirit Festival National Cheer & Dance Championships on Saturday, January 8th and Sunday, January 9th at Mohegan Sun Arena.
This two-day event is the largest cheerleading and dance championship in the state with over 150 teams and 3,000 cheerleaders registered to compete. The event is a qualifier to the USASF Cheerleading World Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Athletes will range from three years to thirty years of age, and teams will represent communities from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and New York. The teams with the highest skill, best choreography and the cleanest two and a half minute routine will win in each division.
The competition includes over fifty divisions, with six levels of competition ranging from beginner to elite. Teams will be judged on motions, jumps, standing tumbling, running tumbling, stunts, pyramids, tosses, choreography, dance, overall impression and perfection of routine.
The Spirit Festival LLC is a member of the Spirit Zone Cheerleading and Gymnastics Training Center located in Hamden, Connecticut. Along with the Connecticut Spirit Association, Connecticut Spirit All-Stars and Copy Cats Gymnastics, the center’s mission is to educate and develop New England’s cheerleading coaches and cheerleaders. It trains cheerleaders and gymnasts and offers highly competitive all-star cheerleading teams, tumbling classes, recreational gymnastics classes, coaches’ clinics, practice facilities, cheerleading clinics and more. More information is available at 203.281.ZONE.
- Mohegan Sun / Arena - Website
- 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
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