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Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Be Aggressive" Cheerleading Cheer (Videos)

Edited by Azizi Powell

[revised 3/18/2013]

This post showcases the children's & teenagers' cheerleader chant "Be Aggressive".

These video examples were selected to demonstrate the differences between the performance of three different styles of cheerleading - mainsteam sports style cheerleading, stomp & shake cheerleading, and modified mainstream sports/stomp and shake cheerleading.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

[This post was formerly titled "Different Performance Styles For The "Be Aggressive".]

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE "BE AGRESSIVE" CHANT
Technically, "Be Agressive" is a cheerleader cheer
*A cheerleader chant is shorter and more repetitive than a cheerleader cheer. However, cheerleader "chants" are commonly referred to as "cheers".

I don't know when the "Be Aggressive" cheer was first created. However, that cheer appears to be a standard part of the cheer repertoire of many children's & teens' cheerleading squads. One reason that "Be Aggressive" is well known is its inclusion in two American cheerleader movies: the first movie of the Bring It On series [2000] and the 2009 movie Fired Up. In that later movie, attendees of a cheer camp watch scenes from that 2000 Bring It On movie, recite the words from those scenes, and then chant adaptations of the "Be Aggressive" cheer.

Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWV_zMaQFEw "be aggressive - cheerleaders - bring it on - fired" up to find the video of those scenes from that 2009 movie.

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TEXT EXAMPLE OF "BE AGGRESSIVE"

Be Aggressive
Be Be Aggressive.
B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E.
Be Aggressive.
Be Be Aggressive.

[repeat several times]

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FEATURED VIDEO EXAMPLES OF "BE AGGRESSIVE"
(These examples represent some of the ways that "Be Aggressive" has been performed.

Brief explanation for the terms that I use to categorize the different styles of children's & teenagers' cheerleading:

"Mainstream cheerleading" is the type of cheerleading that is most known in the United States & elsewhere. That style of cheerleading includes to a greater or lesser degree cheers (chanting), tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting.

Cheer Dance emphasizes incorporates more contemporary dance routines than mainstream cheerleading usually does.

Modified Mainstream Cheerleading/Cheer Dance - incorporates some aspects of Stomp and Shake cheerleading

"Smiling" is the core part of the image of the cheerleader in the three categories mentioned thus far. Also, the cheers (and chants) that are performed focus on the sports team with which the cheerleading squad is affiliated, and not the squad itself.

Stomp and Shake Cheerleading - includes cheers (chanting) and incorporates more hip shaking and foot stomping in their dance routines. The cheerleaders' image is more confrontational than any other form of cheerleading and the cheerleading squad itself may be the focus of some of its cheers/chants. Stomp & Shake cheerleading squads may also include stunting.

Visit my Cocojams.com website for more information on Stomp and Shake cheerleading. Also, click this page of my cultural website http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers information about these categories of children's cheerleading. That website page also features additional text examples (words only) and videos of children's and teenagers' cheerleading cheers.

MAINSTREAM CHEERLEADER AND/OR DANCE STYLE CHEERLEADING
Example #1: 2008-09 Varsity Galway cheerleaders



Uploaded by greendayanni on Feb 14, 2010

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Example #2: Be Aggressive



Uploaded by dancechick1008 on Sep 4, 2010

Be Aggressive vs. Ames

Uploaded by dancechick1008 on Sep 4, 2010

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MODIFIED MAINSTREAM CHEERLEADING AND/OR DANCE STYLE CHEERLEADING
Example #1: 5th Orange Cheer "Be Aggressive"



Uploaded by ChrissyCLP70 on Aug 24, 2010
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Notice the beginning words "Hit it" in this cheer performance. Those words are lifted from African American music jargon where they meant to perfectly hit a note. In the context of cheerleader cheers "hit it" serves the same purpose as "Ready" or "Read, set go" or "1,2,3 go!". However, those words really mean to be very good at what you are going to do".

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Example #2: Be Aggressive



Uploaded by andilyn7272 on Sep 11, 2010

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STOMP AND SHAKE CHEERLEADING
Example #1: JVC Diamonds



Uploaded by bhskingofva2007 on Feb 3, 2008
the jvc diamonds doin "be aggressive"

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Example #2: Be Aggressive! GMS Cheer



GMS Cheer, Published on Jan 8, 2013

Githens Middle School Cheerleaders cheering at a basketball game vs. DSA on 1/8/13. This is their original take on a traditional cheer, "be aggressive".

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RELATED LINKS
Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for information about & for examples of foot stomping cheers. The very well known cheer "Shabooya Roll Call" is an exaggerated example of a foot stomping cheer.

Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_It_On_(film) for information about the Bring It On series of cheerleading movies.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to all those cheerleading squads who are featured in this post and thanks to the uploaders of these videos.

Thank you for visiting pancocojams.

Viewer comments are welcome.

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