Leaping, flipping, flying and falling with the grace and precision of sprightly felines, a group of college cheerleaders are taking the Internet by storm with their astounding athleticism.
In this YouTube video, produced by CheerSounds Music and Training, a company that creates music for cheerleading teams, watch as these bathing suit-clad cheerleaders -- some of the country's best -- storm Daytona Beach, Fla., wowing with their jaw-dropping acrobatic skills.
Filmed in April as the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals came to an end, the video captures the energy and exuberance of Stuntfest 2013 -- an annual, though unofficial, event that sees the coming together and en masse cheer session of NCA championship competitors after the contest comes to an end.
"It's not an organized event. It's like, the competition's over and everybody's still in Daytona, there's no stress -- and so, they think, 'We're the best cheerleaders in the entire world, let's speed date but in cheerleader format,'" Carmine Silano, owner of CheerSounds, told The Huffington Post Monday of Stuntfest.
Most of the talented young people working together in the video didn't know each other before the event, Silano says, adding: "One person will go up to another and ask, 'Do you know how to do such-and-such stunt?' And if they do, they try it out."
Armed with a video camera, Silano, who was himself a cheerleader during his college days, was there at "Stuntfest" this year.
"So many people in the world don't even know that this sort of cheerleading even exists," he said. "Everybody thinks of poms poms and they don't realize that there's this really acrobatic side of it. That's really amazing to me -- it's what got me into cheerleading in the first place -- so I wanted to capture it on film."
The resulting video -- entitled "Dream Big" -- has since gone viral, attracting more than 90,000 views since it was posted online last week.
"This video is really for younger, aspiring [cheerleaders]," said Silano of the clip. "It's all about dedication. Don't think you can't be as awesome as the people in this video because at one point, they probably didn't realize they could do this either. Dream big, don't think you can't be this. Remember: They're just college kids having fun on a beach."