Durham Divas is the Cheer and Dance squad for Durham University students, and coming off the back of the most successful season in club history, are keen to continue the winning run this year with our four competitive teams: Blackout (level 3 cheer), Eclipse (level 2 cheer), Stardust (Pom) and Electra (lyrical). Galaxy, our performance team is also looking to build on last season, creating a high-standard and aesthetically stunning routine for sideline and showcase performance.
Competitive cheer routines are high-energy, and challenging, consisting of stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance, combining athleticism with performance for truly impressive displays. Experience in dance or cheer to try out for our competitive cheer teams is useful, but by no means necessary, as many Divas new to cheer last season ended up as National Grand Champs!
Pom dance incorporates fast upbeat jazzy, commercial dance styles with kicks, turns jumps and fast, strong arm movements using poms. Lyrical dance is a flowing, emotive style, with choreography combining floor work, leaps, turns and surging body movements.
Our performance team doesn’t follow competition mark sheets, or levelled limits, so the routines are creative, advanced, and aesthetically impressive. Because of the high-level stunting involved, at least a year of cheer or gymnastics experience is required to try out for this team.
Eclipse: Non-Tumble Level 2
2nd Legacy (regional) 1st at FC and 1st BCA (nationals) hitting zero at both, and winning grand champs at FC with the highest scoring routine of the comp.
Blackout: Level 3
2nd Legacy, 3rd FC, 5th BCA.
Stardust: Pom Team
1st Legacy, 2nd FC, 1st BCA.
Electra: Lyrical Team
1st Legacy with overall performance award and Grand champs, 1st FC, 3rd BCA.
Galaxy: Non - competition Performance Team
Successful and full-on season with a highlight being the Newcastle DUWAFC & DUAFC derby day matches!
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