Know Your Cheer Teams


We’ve got spirit, yes we do. A lot spirit one squad can’t handle everything.

UNLV’s cheer and dance teams are broken up among 3 various groups, plus, UNLV Pom, a two-year-old noncompetitive team that feeds into other systems. UNLV Cheer, the Rebel Dance Girls, and the Scarlet Dance Line, are routine fixtures at games, events, and in the neighborhood. Oh, and on nationwide tv, if you were enjoying CNN on the afternoon of the presidential debate.

But exactly what separates one performers from another? More than simply the amount they have emotionally invested in Bring It On.

UNLV Cheer The Coke Classic of cheerleading teams, UNLV Cheer is whatever you consider when you think of cheerleaders– all the toppling, sideline exhorting, pom-shaking action you might desire.

” If your [background is as] a gymnast, you’re more so going to favor the cheer side of it, but if you’re a dancer then you’re going to more so choose the Rebel Girls,” cheer coach Savanna Sibley said.

The cheer group can be discovered at basketball and football games, and also competes at the annual College Cheerleading and Dance Group Championship game. This year the team put seventh in the nation in its division.

< img class =" caption "alt =" "title=" Rebel Ladies carry out at a basketball video game.( Aaron Mayes/ UNLV Creative Provider) “/ > Rebel Women Where the cheer group is oriented toward conventional cheer activities like toppling and stunts, the Rebel Ladies make their bones in hip-hop

dance at every guys’s basketball home video game and choose football games.” Individuals have joined our program because recently we have actually been nationally acknowledged,” coach Brandi-Lynn Slade stated. “We had a big fan base at games. People remained in their seats to see us perform instead of getting up during timeouts. Rebel Women are a huge name in the college dance group industry.”

The Rebel Ladies work with choreographers (and UNLV alumni) Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo, who have actually created dance regimens for everybody from Cirque du Soliel to Jennifer Lopez to So You Believe You Can Dance.

Like the cheer team, the Rebel Ladies contend at nationals in Orlando, Florida, in January, where they took 5th in hip-hop dance this year. They have actually won the national title four times: 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2016. Their next stop will be the yearly Universal Dance Association camp this July in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Scarlet Dance Line. While the cheer group and Rebel Ladies fall under the auspices of UNLV Sports, the Scarlet Dance Line functions as part of the Star of Nevada Marching Band. A relative newbie, being formed in 2009, the dance line isn’t a competitive system, which provides trainees an outlet for scratching the dance itch without the full-time dedication required by the other squads.

The dance line performs with the marching band before and at halftime of all football games, in addition to at women’s basketball games in the spring.

” The level of efficiency has grown a lot,” second-year coach Milena McLaren said. “When I was part of the group, our coaches were constantly Rebel Ladies. They didn’t have a lot of time to concentrate on exactly what our group required and to grow our group. Now that I have actually stepped in as coach, I can take a lot more time to deal with the girls and expand the group. I believe that’s truly assisted our efficiency quality.”

The Scarlet Dance Line likewise carries out at all the homecoming parades, and travels with the marching band for one road trip video game every year. In 2015, that implied a trip to Pasadena, California, for the UCLA game, and in prior years they went to San Diego and Dallas.

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