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Welcome to the Swansea Sirens- Swansea University's Cheerleading & Dance teams!

Cheerleading is a great way to keep fit and involves a mixture of stunting, tumbling, acrobatics and dance. We will teach you everything you need to know, so don't worry about not having any experience if you are thinking of joining our club! In 2019/20 we had our most successful year yet, placing first in several divisions and receiving 3 grand champion national titles. Despite Covid last year, we still managed to train and keep up our team spirit and we are still hoping to compete this year (2021/22) and are actively recruiting for more members to fill the places in many of our teams.

We offer a variety of teams that suit ALL abilities and encourage everyone to get involved. We have competitive teams which require a higher level of commitment and training, as well as the chance to perform at national competitions across the UK. These include 2 dance teams and 2 cheerleading teams. On top of these, we also have our game day squad which is our largest team which is very popular and gives you the opportunity to perform a coach lead routine at university matches! This year we are also introducing our Social Squad, which is completely inclusive and does not require a tryout but still allows you to try all the elements of cheerleading from tumbling and jumps, to stunting and dance.

Heres a breakdown of all the teams we offer:
TEAM Competitive or non-competitive Tryout neccessary? Training and commitment required About the team

 

Social Squad

 

 

Non-competitive NO

Once a week, the only squad where no tryout is necessary.

Our Social squad is new this year and gives you the chance to try out all aspects of cheer, with a different one of our coaches taking training every 2 weeks! It is also the perfect opportunity to give cheer a try without the pressure of performing or competitions. 

GameDay Non-competitive YES

Once a week, if performing at matches extra training sessions may be required. 

This team will give you a grounding in cheerleading skills and is a great team to join if you want to try the sport. You will get the chance to perform at games and matches at the university but without the pressure of competitions. 
Comp Squad Competitive YES

Twice a week with one session taking place at an external facility (gymnastics centre). Extra training on weekends required occasionally.

This is our competitive large all girl level 3 team composed of 30 members who perform a fast paced routine to music and go head to head aganst other universities at national competitions. Tumbling/stunting experience is needed for this team and you will be expected to work extremely hard throughout the year.
Group Stunt Competitive YES

Once a week. Expected to train in your individual groups occasionally on top of the weekly slot.

This team is composed of mini stunt-groups who perform at compeititons against other stunt groups. As we cannot stunt just yet, this team is reserved for seniors or freshers with previous stunting experience. 
Pom Dance Competitive YES

Once a week

Pom dance is a fast paced, energetic style of dance that is performed whilst holding pom poms. It involves elements of jazz such as pirouettes and leaps. This team is composed of approx 12 members who will compete at the same competition as our comp squad. 
Hip Hop Dance Competitive YES

Once a week 

 

*NEW TEAM THIS YEAR* We are excited to announce our hip hop team for this year. It will be a small team of members with approx 12 people in the squad. You will also go to competitions to perform the routine you learn. 

 

*Despite the pandemic, we have been working hard to allow training to take place safely and effectively. We have cleaning policies in place and you will be expected to maintain a 2m distance at all of our training sessions. We cannot stunt just yet, but hope to get the go ahead soon and can't wait to teach you these when possible. For now, sessions will involve a dance, tumbling and jumps based focus. If you are on the game day team, you will also be learning american style cheers! Don't hesitate to contact us if you are worried about COVID operaing procedures. We will however be announcing all these details to our members when neccessary.*

SOCIALS
We are still running socials and plan on hosting plenty of events for you to get involved with. A few things we are looking to get involved in are beach BBQ's, surfing trips, trampolining and more! There is also an option to join the sirens as a social member, meaning you do not have to partake in any cheerleading but you can pay £15 to come to all of our social events. This includes all our online events too. 
 
Social Media

Follow us on all our social media pages to stay updated!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwanseaSirens

Twitter: https://twitter.com/swanseasirens?lang=en

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/swanseasirens/?hl=en

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCQIWTifWatburFA53t1tlg

 

How do I get involved?

Join our facebook group for newbies wanting to join cheer: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3036119706669242/

Book onto one of our taster sessions which will be announced shortly!  Links to book will be on the SU page and will be released shortly. A charge of £1 per session will apply, but you will get a chance to learn jump technique, the tryout dance and get a feel for the sport. 

Purchase cheerleading membership!  You will also need to purchase the term 1 sport swansea membership. Both of these memberships will be needed to attend socials and to tryout which will guarantee you a place on the Social Squad.

Tryouts

To be on one of our competitive teams you will need to try out. The tryout date will be announced shortly and you will be able to pre-book a 15 minute slot where you will try out in small groups. Nothing scary, we promise! The tryout dance and jumps to learn will be uploaded to our social media shortly. 

 

We canot wait to meet you all and welcome you to the sirens family :)