Hip Hop Bounce’s first competition team was formed in Jamestown this year and the 10 girls exceeded all expectations, performing exceptionally well at every competition they entered.
The dancers from Jamestown and the surrounding area came together to form a senior level 1 cheer team and what they delivered in a competition season was much more than they ever expected.
For five years the girls have been dancing, but it was 2018 that they took the step into the competition world. They had a hunger for competition and their coach Natasha English-McCulloch said she was left surprised.
“They have never competed in dance or cheer in any form and they came together to make this team. They have placed in every competition they have been to this year”, their coach explained.
The girls competed at the Aussie Gold SA State Spectacular in September, their first competition and were able to place third.
Their second competition, Australia All Star Cheer Federation (AASCF) State Series saw them jump a position and finish in second position.
Their last competition for the year, Cheercon held in early November saw the girls receive second again but this was second to the highest score achieved in level one.
At the same competition, they placed 11th overall of all cheer teams from all ages and divisions and … continued on Page 23
they were also able to hit zero, a highly regarded achievement in the cheer world.
Natasha did not envision this for her Jamestown students, she was just invited to do some classes for the girls and what they have produced has amazed her.
“I was surprised when I was watching them out on the floor at how well they did and how they kept their nerve and improved the routine every time.”
“I was really pleased when they got recognised because I thought they did that well. I usually take my reaction from the performance, rather than the results so I was just really pleased. I think they are so successful because they are so committed. They come to class and work hard”, she said.
For the girls aged between 10 and 15, it is just a matter of time for their dance and what they will achieve.
The pre-exisiting Hip Hop Bounce Jamestown campus sees 100 students each week and it is Natasha’s belief that there will be more competition hungry dancers to come out of Jamestown.
“They just want to dance and it is all a matter of time. It is nice to see them doing it at home and representing Jamestown.”