Cheerleading is not about standing on the sidelines, says a UWindsor women’s studies instructor.
“Competitive cheerleading has developed into an active sport that combines gymnastics and athletics,” says Cheryl McCurdy-Ducre. “It is very empowering.”
Founder of the Northstar Cheer program, she will accompany a senior all-girl team to Virginia Beach for a US finals competition May 5 and 6. Members of the Northstar Freez won paid entrance to the competition, but must still cover travel expenses.