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Get Personal With Actress Valery Ortiz of VH1's Hit the Floor

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Valery Ortiz is an actress, host, dancer, singer, songwriter, reader of my interviews and author best known as popular cheerleader Madison Duarte on the groundbreaking N network series South of Nowhere. (I just read that out loud and I'm out of breath!)

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Alabama Cheerleading Coach Dismissed After Reporting Racist T-Shirt Worn By Parent

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

An Alabama cheerleading squad has lost two of its coaches after a pair of racist T-shirts appeared at an August practice.  Brian McCracken, the a...

Proof Reese Witherspoon Was Once A Picture-Perfect Cheerleader

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon may have just posted the throwback photo to end all throwback photos.  The 39-year-old shared a childhood photo of herself...

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Father of Modern Cheerleading

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

You might not look to cheerleaders as a source of entrepreneurial wisdom...yet. But those pom-poms, the cheer camps, and the signature moves are acts of branding genius. And the cheeriest cheerleader of them all, Lawrence Herkimer, has much to offer a budding business leader.

What Is It Like to Be a Male Cheerleader?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Quora

It's sorta weird. When you get in, you have the typical public perception of it being kind of quirky and not that tough, but it's not like that at all. Let me preface the conversation about college cheerleading with a quick aside about cheerleading in high school.

A Deeper Look at Cheerleading in NCAA Division I Schools

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Cheerleading requires serious discipline and more hours of hard work and training than most other collegiate sports. However, there's no glory, because when the cheer team takes the field or the floor, it is in support of the football or the basketball team. Thus, it requires a type of selflessness and humility that is rare in NCAA Division I collegiate athletes.

CM's Top 10 Schools for Cheerleading

College Magazine | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
College Magazine

For anyone who has seen Bring It On, you know that cheerleading is not all fun and pom-poms. What you don't know is what happens to talented cheerleaders once they graduate from their kingdom -- high school.

People, People Who Need Cheerleaders

Bridget Fonger | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

At 4:55 p.m. today I was covered with sweat, standing at the Post Office mailing a package off to New York. Nothing was going to stop me from mailing ...

This Cheerleading Boot Camp Looks Like It Was Super Hardcore

Posted 11.13.2013 | Women

Bill Horan was a WWII veteran, a former paratrooper and ... a cheerleading coach. He ran cheerleading clinics at universities across the country durin...

Georgia Teen Does 44 Back Handsprings, Attempts Guinness Record

Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

A 16-year-old high school cheerleader did 44 consecutive back handsprings at her school's Homecoming game, believing she'd broken a Guinness World Rec...

WATCH: These College Cheerleaders Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Sports

Leaping, flipping, flying and falling with the grace and precision of sprightly felines, a group of college cheerleaders are taking the Internet by st...

These Portraits Of Retired Cheerleaders Will Put A Smile On Your Face

Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

Welcome to Sun City, Arizona, a town not too far from Phoenix that boasts a population of over 37,000 retired residents living in one place. The incre...

When An 'A' For Effort Means Everything

Parenting.com | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

It's easy to make fun of the A for effort, the trophy for participation, but the fact is, for Schuyler and countless kids just like her, those trophies are the ones that sit on their shelves. And they're not cheap tokens of faint praise, either.

Cheerleader Makes Amazing Front-Flip Half-Court Shot

Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

Cheerleader Ashlee Arnau usually spends her time on the basketball court raising the spirit of the crowd. On Thursday night, she raised the roof at Wi...

Boys to Men

George Heymont | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Children are full of surprises and, these days, there's no guarantee that a young boy will idolize a football star. Three short films focus on adolescent boys whose development has taken an unexpected turn.

The Manly Origins of Cheerleading

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports
Lisa Wade

You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s, cheerleading was an all-male sport. Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents.

Cheerleading Coach Must Register As Sex Offender

Posted 12.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The educational aide and cheerleading coach who gave birth to the child fathered by a teenage student will be placed on a sex offender l...

'Extreme Moms': Woman Has Spent $100K On Cheerleading

Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

"Extreme Moms" premiered on Lifetime, taking a look at the world of competitive cheerleading. In the premiere, viewers met Debbie, who's spent more th...

Teen: Cheerleading Coach Orchestrated Stripping Game At Team Sleepover

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

A Georgia high school cheerleading coach has resigned following allegations that she had team members strip during a sleepover at her house. Accord...

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

EXCLUSIVE: TLC Tackles Competitive Cheerleading With 'Cheer Perfection'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

TLC has tackled infant beauty pageants, extreme couponers and polygamist families, and now the network is going behind the scenes of competitive cheer...

Grandmother Tries Out For Cowboys Cheerleading Squad

Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

To become a cheerleader for "America's Team" has long been considered among the top gigs for professional cheerleaders across the county. This past Su...

WATCH: Cheerleader Fails

Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports

Don't let the short skirts and the wide smiles fool you, cheerleading is serious business. Between the more acrobatic elements of the sport and the pr...