Choosing Cheerleading Music
If your squad is in competition, choosing the music is the most important part of
what you're doing. While the choreography is important, it will pale if it doesn't fit well with the music. It's
also important that your cheerleading music be exciting.
Consider Your Team's Style
Most teams tend to go with the latest hip hop music. However, if your squad's
style isn't quite hip hop, it's okay to branch out and consider something different.
Don't Use Music at Its Original Tempo
There's not a lot of music out there written at 140 beats per minute. Anything you
use will have to be sped up and at times significantly. Keep that in mind when choosing songs. It opens to the
door to consider elements of songs that you may not have considered before. Good songs create a GREAT
Don't Overdo the Sound Effects
Music with too many sound effects sounds weird. It doesn't flow. However, using a
sound effect when you hit a stunt or to go along with a specific choreographed element in your routine makes your music really pop.
This is definitely a case where less is more.