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Basic Moves for Cheerleading Routines : How to Clap in Cheerleading

Basic Moves for Cheerleading Routines : How to Clap in Cheerleading


Hi! I’m Mandy Butler on behalf of Expert Village
and I’m going to talk to you today about cheerleading motions. I’m going to take you through the
proper technique for cheerleading motion. You’re going to see these motions used in
cheers, chants, jumps, dances, motion sequences. It’s very important to have nice, tight motions.
The first cheerleading motion I’m going to teach you is called a clap. I’m going to start
by placing my hands together in blades, and they’re going to be at chin level. The way
you check your clap placement is by putting your thumbs to your chin before closing them.
That’s where my clap should be. Now I’m going to turn to the front so you can see I don’t
clop wide like this. I’m going to clap nice and narrow. I never go wider than my shoulders.
Notice that when I clap, my fingers and my thumbs are pressed together. They’re not open
like this. My hands are nice, tight, and sharp and they’re in blades. This is a proper clap.
You’re going to see this in lots of stuff in cheerleading. This is the clap.

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