Another type of dance that many tend to forget about is cheerleading. Cheerleading uses yelling to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment, and or competition routines. The cheer routines usually range anywhere from one to three minutes, which contains many components of tumbling, dancing, jumps, cheers, and stunting. These are used in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games or to participate in the competitions. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American, with an estimated 1.5 million participants in all-star cheerleading. At one point in my life I was a cheerleader. It was fun but wasn’t my style of dance. I did enjoy being tossed up in the air then dancing to the latest upbeat music fro competitions. It was a lot of work being a cheerleader. One needed to be physical fit to some degree, flexible and was comfortable being tossed in the air if you were small. However, its known for just girls to be cheerleaders. Just has time went on, so did cheerleading. Many teams across the us are on cheer teams. If someone ever anted to get a taste of cheer life, one should watch the Bring It On series. It showcase how and why cheer is important to American culture. Go to Team!