20-21 Teams And Divisions

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by icequeen, May 26, 2020.

  1. CoachTamara

    CoachTamara Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Between Ace and Diamonds, both themes and props can go away forever. No thank you ma’am.
     
  2. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    do you not like themes? I love a good, well played and not overdone theme
     
  3. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    Do you not enjoy themes? Or do you just not like the way that these gyms play them?
     
  4. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    not all themes are bad. Some are. I feel like top gun themes are good. I loved my team's theme last year. We had a Latin, Spanish dancing themed routine. It was really fun to perform! Top gun always plays there themes good. I also enjoyed smoeds racecar theme from 18-19. If you play it right, themes can be good, and they can help you stand out. I will agree some gyms do not play themes well, but a great choreographer can really embrace the theme, and it makes a routine really fun to perform to!
     
  5. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    I would totally be down for no more themes. Themed music I'm generally ok with. Props, uniforms (costumes, because some of them are), and excessively themed choreography is a big fat no. I think WCSS usually have the most tastefully done themes (2010 was probably my favorite), but even they sometimes take it a little too far for me, their earlier themes were done better than more recent ones IMO.
     
  6. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Twist & Shout announced:

    Revelation - Small Coed 6
    Adam & Eve - NT Coed 6

    (I think Adam & Eve was previously IOC6?)

    (Also wait isn't Diamonds SmallCoed6?)
     
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  7. KatelynB

    KatelynB I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    Lol have you seen the covid19 themed cheer music on tiktok
     
  8. Cheermama77

    Cheermama77 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I think Diamonds is XS Coed 6
     
  9. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    Diamonds are still in XSmall Coed

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
  10. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    yes, I have! I made up a full routine to the mix lol...the things u do when your bored
     
  11. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    I totally forgot!
     
  12. dat.jpp

    dat.jpp Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    Anyone else fielding a D2 Small Senior 4 team?
     
  13. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I think themes are fine, they just need to be done thoughtfully. I’m not a big fan of slapping any old theme on a routine. I like them to work on multiple levels and tie back into the identity of the team so it’s evident that thought was invested.

    For example, my HS mascot was a cat, our primary color was red, and we were from CA. So we were constantly creating themes based on those factors (“Cat Scratch Fever,” “Wild Wild West,” etc.). So they worked on a few levels. We didn’t just copy/paste a cute idea onto a routine that otherwise made no sense.

    I honestly think gym/team names could’ve benefited from some more thought in general. If I’m naming my gym Top Gun, I’m naming my teams after gun stuff, not cats (which might’ve flown better back in the 90’s than it would today, admittedly). And if I want my team names to have a celestial theme, then I wouldn’t name my gym World Cup, a term that brings to mind soccer.

    That’s just me though. Obviously these gyms are doing just fine without my input.
     
  14. cac4life

    cac4life I make my own voiceovers

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    I think themes are good when they are done thoughtfully. Having a good theme can make people remember your routine and have it stand out. Some of my favorite themes are smoeds race car theme, tglc's top gun theme, and my team theme from last season, a Spanish, Latino dancing theme. That being said, going to far with themes is a huge no-no, but I don't want themes to go away for good, just for teams to be more careful with themes.
     
  15. coldasICE

    coldasICE Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    This, all of this. I'd also love to see ECE M5 in Large (L5?). Also, would love to see a Small Senior 5 out of CA Plano again.