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The Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders is the largest Christian Ministry in the world solely focused on sharing Christ to cheerleaders!

Choreograpy Tips

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General Tips

  1. Know the Regulations

    Though regulations will usually remain consistent from one competition to the next within one particular company, when switching organizations or companies that often times is not true. Most regulations by different organizations or companies will have the same basis for their rules, but have subtle alterations that can affect your overall score depending on your performance or choreography.

    Example:
    • Competition A may allow for team members to step off the mat during a performance and competition B may give a point deduction for that infraction.
    • Competition A may allow for all music and require a voice over and competition B may require a timed portion of your routine be set aside for cheer only with no music and the remainder of the routine using music.
    Hint:

    Always compare all the individual regulations of each and every competition to highlight and prepare for those variations. There are often times choices you can make to adjust appropriately. You can choreograph one routine based on the regulations you prefer and only register in competitions that meet those regulations or create a base routine that can be easily molded into both styles, in essence creating two different routines that are almost identical with minor adjustments that remain compliant with either style and competition.

  2. Know the Judging System

    Each company or organization has its own method of judging. Categories may vary and the point values for particular skills performed may also have different point values associated with them.

    Example:
    • Competition A may assign equal maximum point values for each category of skills (jumps, tumbling, cheer, dance, stunts, etc.) and competition B may assign one or two categories higher maximum point values and the remaining categories lower point values.
    • Competition A may consider a particular stunt (i.e. a heel stretch) as an advance skill with a high point value and competition B may consider the same stunt as an intermediate skill with a medium point value.
    Hint:

    Choreographing a routine that will score really high at one competition may score mid-range at another, therefore choreograph a routine with a variety of skills in each category that will allow it to score well under any system.

  3. Know the Division Breaks

    Competitions will often vary in the size break and age requirements for their divisions. This will require adjustments in your routine from one competition to the next.

    Example:
    • Competition A may limit medium varsity at 16 team members and competition B may limit medium varsity at 15 members.
    • Competition A may allow 7th - 12th grade to participate in a varsity division and competition B may limit varsity to 9th - 12th grade only.
    Hint:

    Know these variations in advance so you can choreograph a routine that is easily adjustable. Meaning, your routine is designed to compensate easily if you add or subtract a team member. Another option is to adjust your tryout process, changing the number of team members you accept on the competition team according to the most common division rules you will compete under.

Should I Hire A Choreographer?

Choreographers provide you with a routine that best highlights the strengths of your squad and will take you to your maximum potential for your entire competition season. Choreographers are professionals that have knowledge of the score sheet and who work in the industry, day in and day out. Therefore, they know the latest innovative and creative trends that will leave a lasting impression with the judges.

List of Preferred Choreographers

Preferred Choreographers
(Updated 3/7/2018 1:06pm)

FCC Cancellation/Refund Policy

This section states our current refund policy as of January 1st 2012. This has been put in place by the Board of Directors.

This notice supersedes any and all conflicting policy notices on the cheerfcc, impactcheerleading, or teammanager websites, including automated invoices.

Cancellations must be made in writing at least two weeks prior the event in order to receive a refund credit. No refund credits will be considered for any cancellations or changes made within the two week window of the event. Refunds will be issued in the form of a "credit" that will be good for any FCC event for up to one calendar year.

Cancellations must be made prior to November 15th in order to receive a refund credit. No refund credits will be considered for any cancellations or changes made after November 15th. Refunds will be issued in the form of a "credit" that will be good for any FCC event for up to one calendar year. Any changes to names or divisions are subject to a $100 change fee per incident. Two free coaches for teams of 10 or more athletes.

FCC will not issue any credits or refunds for events due to inclement weather if the event takes place. FCC's staff spends months preparing for and securing camp / competition locations - it is not possible to reschedule to "the next weekend" as venues most likely are not available and we have other events on the calendar. Thank you for your understanding.
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