Jillian Johnson JRN371 Blog #5 â€œChoreography weekâ€? My team and I entered this week with high anticipation. After training hard for five months the time had finally come for choreography. For those in the cheer and dance world, you know how exciting it is when each part of the routine is specifically crafted and all fits together like a puzzle piece. CBU cheer hired a well known choreographer in the world of all-star cheerleading to come in and give us transitions, motions and a dance. Choreogrpahy, which essentially is the fluff of a routine, has the potential of making or breaking a performance. The score a team receives on "cleanliness" depends solely on the team's ability to be perfectly synchronized. With fast eight counts and intricate motions, CBU cheer initially had trouble picking up the choreography they were taught. However, realizing their ability to pick up the choreography dictated how well the choreographer was able to do his job, the team was able to pull it together as we strived to put together a winning routine. Rather than the regular two and a half hour practices, this week we had five hour practices to give the choreographer enough time to formulate 20 different parts for 20 different girls. At the conclusion of our last practice, we were still not finished with the routine so we look forward to next week when our choreographer comes back to finish our dance section.
Aside from choreography, this week also marked the day we would get to hear the dance section of our music. This is something Coach Jason works on all year and keeps a secret from the team. We all danced around as we caught onto the words and became even more excited for our routine. As the music says, "We've got a taste of victory... There's no going back."