Choreography begins for our comp teams!

Easter holidays mean a few things to us at QCE: chocolate, beach, family and CHOREOGRAPHY!

Each of our competitive teams has an intensive 12 hour session with a choreographer in order to learn their routine for the season ahead. This includes learning all the stunts (lifts), their pyramid, tumbling formations, motions and dance. 

To the outside world, some wonder how/why it could possibly take 12 hours in order to do this. Hopefully once you have seen a cheerleading routine, you would understand why!

With most teams between 20-30 athletes, each count is accounted for over the 2.5 minute routine. This is approx 46 x 8 counts, or 368 counts that each athlete needs to learn. This includes where they need to be positioned on the mat, what count and where they will tumble, counts for all their lifts and a very intricate end dance which has athletes utilising levels, jumps, kicks, motions, rolls and more. 

We are excited to see that every season, our athletes are better and better at this process - it is actually amazing to think how much their brains are being used in this process, to remember movement, patterns and sequences, and even better to see that the following year, they can remember more, their bodies are sharper and they understand where they are in space and how they need to move their body to create the look the choreographer is after. They are also able to concentrate for longer and longer periods, which does blow me away at times, especially kids as young as 7 and 8 being able to focus, understand, and then put that into practise on the floor.

We hope everyone is excited to see these routines, I know I am! Every year I see more and more skill being put into the routines, and especially this year with the club vision of "MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL" - we are really seeing the coaches and athletes go that extra mile with pointed toes, straight legs and sharp motions to increase the overall execution of our routines.

After choreography, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a catch up. Sometimes you may not know what a coach has made a particular decision, but we are  more than happy to go through this with you so you understand. Ultimately the coaches make the decisions which best impact the team and will 

Jaidev Vasudevan
Super Hero Week at QCE

This week has fast become a favourite at QCE - who doesn't love dressing up!

We have combined this with Bring a Friend Week, which is a wonderful and exciting time in the gym, where our members can bring their besties along to experience the world of cheer!

We have has superhero theme games, drills and fun throughout the gyms and have 3 more days to go!

If you wanted to come down and join in the fun, please feel very welcome to do so! It's the perfect time, as there are many, many new faces in the gym and everyone is having a blast mingling and learning some new skills. 

To find a suitable class time and to register, please email us at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au 

Jaidev Vasudevan
April Open Days - All Welcome!

As we gear up for another eventful year - we are getting the word out there now about our Open Days for 2018!

These are a great way for those interested in QCE to come along and experience a fun morning of free workshops, classes, a BBQ and more.

These will be held from 10am on Saturday 21st of April (Sumner gym) and Saturday 28th of April (Kedron gym). 

To stay in the loop, RSVP at www.facebook.com/queenslandcheerelite  

Jaidev Vasudevan
2018 is here - term 1 begins today!

It was only 3 weeks ago that we couldn't believe that a new year had clicked over, now we are about to begin a whole new season - with 2018 classes resuming in full today across both Kedron and Sumner gyms.

Coaches are prepped and excited to meet their athletes for the year ahead - starting with ice-breakers and meet and greets so athletes can get to know one another over the coming weeks. We will begin skill develop for stunts and tumble and our strength program will resume soon too, so athletes are conditioned and ready to take on the challenges of their tumble and cheerleading classes.

We have now released our 2018 calendar, Welcome Pack and all other important information you need to start 2018 off successfully at QCE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask - we are here to help you!

You can contact our Office Manager Lucy via reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au and Shannon and Emma directly via either shannon@queenslandcheerelite.com.au or emma@queenslandcheerelite.com.au 

Looking forward to putting faces to names for the new members of our club, and welcoming back old faces - we love this time of year and look forward to another great year together at QCE. 

Shannon and Emma 

Jaidev Vasudevan
2 weeks to go and 2018 is HERE

Welcome back for the 2018 season everyone!

Can hardly believe that Christmas is done and dusted, and we are all now turning out attention to the new year, school, cheer and everything in between.

We have just begin NCA trainings for our 2 teams which are travelling to the USA (in 36 days!!). We will be taking these girls to LA, San Fran and Dallas, as these compete at the largest cheer competition in the World. This will have our 3rd time at this competition and we absolutely cannot wait to get to know the athletes better and get the chance to experience the fun of NCA together.

We begin our term 1 classes on Monday 22nd of January. We have released our timetable now and our calendar will be out shortly. If you have any questions or concerns, our admin staff are now back on board and ready to answer any questions you may have - just shoot us an email at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

As always, we look forward to the road ahead and the journey that all our teams will face as they meet for the first time, welcome newbies and old hands, form new friendships and strengthen existing ones - learn more about themselves, new skills and begin laying the foundations of their 2018 teams. Every year there is always something new to be learnt, and something more to be taken from being involved in this sport. We hope you have all had a relaxing and refreshing break and are ready to get started once more.

See you at the gym!

Shannon and Emma 

Jaidev Vasudevan
Let the 2018 Season Begin!

2017 has flashed by in a blur and we are already gearing up for 2018 and all that it will bring.

We have now released our 2018 Information Pack, which outlines all about joining QCE including team options, uniforms, prices, competitions and more.

As per every other season, we will be holding our Placement Days on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of December 2017, for both our Sumner and Kedron gyms.

These days are filled with workshops, where new and returning members head down to the gym for an hour or two, to join in with some classes. We will teach some new skills and observe athletes to see what team at QCE will best suit their skill set for 2018.

Please don't let this scare you, these are relaxed and only for the purpose of helping to place every athlete in the perfect them for them. We take extra special care to ensure all teams are well rounded, with a good match of athletes, for the best possible experience for all. 

We have different workshops for different experience levels, including a brand new to cheer workshop, so if you are new to cheer, don't worry - so is everyone else that will be with you on the day!

If you cannot make the Placement Days, but want to be included in a competitive or semi competitive QCE team next year, please email us to arrange a private trial. This will just be a class where you will be guided through some skills with one of our coaches. This allows us to determine what age group and level will suit you best. 

To find out more, or for any questions, please email us at reception@queenslandcheerelite.com.au

Jaidev Vasudevan