Hume Dance School cheering after wins

Danielle Hartley (in the air, left), 12, and her sister Britney Hartley (holding trophy), 10, and their fellow Hume Dance School cheerleaders have won sections at the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation’s Queensland Winterfest competition. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Danielle Hartley (in the air, left), 12, and her sister Britney Hartley (holding trophy), 10, and their fellow Hume Dance School cheerleaders have won sections at the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation’s Queensland Winterfest competition. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

HUME Dance School’s first competitive cheerleading team dazzled judges with its acrobatic stunts and good technique.

HDS Storm — 10 Border girls aged between 10 and 18 — took out five awards at their first competition in Brisbane at the weekend.

Cheer coach Ren Wyatt said they were up against 220 teams.

“Judges commented on our high energy, good technique and use of acrobatic stunts,” Miss Wyatt said.

The Albury squad have been practising for 4½ months, with some of the girls members of the Albury-Wodonga Bandits cheerleading squad, the Bandettes.

They travelled to Brisbane at the weekend for the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation’s Winterfest Cheer and Dance Championships.

The squad took home first place in three different categories, including senior open pom championships.

But their biggest achievement was placing third overall in pom.

The squad will next compete in Melbourne in September.

Those interested in cheerleading can phone Chantelle Hutchins on 0402 202 321.

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