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Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Jessica Baker

Courtside Choreography

Basketball season brings on a new crowd and a new stage.  Take into consideration your new surroundings when performing your cheerleading routines mid-court.  Here are a few tips to light up your new stage with a fresh new look.


  • During basketball season your crowd will be up-close and personal.  Uniforms can have much more detail and pizazz to compliment your performance. Don’t be afraid to add something like hair flair or your team’s basketball jerseys keep your crowds attention.
  • Also take into consideration the lighting.  Bright lights tend to compliment darker costumes/uniforms, signs, props and poms.

Crowd Pleasing Choreography

  • Basketball courts provide a very hard surface to tumble, stunt and jump on. If you plan on performing a full-out routine – make sure you have mats that are easily assembled.  Use your pep club to help get the mats on and off the court. This will make things quicker and easier on your team.
  • The close proximity of the stands can also contribute to the performance area.  Use the crowd and stands in your choreography to get creative with your entrance and exit to the performance. High five the student section on your way to the court, or come from the top of the bleachers chanting!

Props & Pass-outs

  • Being close to your fans can be exciting, and can also make props more effective.  Use signs, poms, flags and megaphones to create an effective performance and to get some crowd involvement.
  •  When you are finished performing or during your routine toss out candy and something that relates to your game theme to get the crowd on their feet!


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