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Monday, July 29, 2013

Children's Cheer "Our Team Is Red Hot"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post provides four videos of the children's cheerleader cheer "Our Team Is Red Hot" (also known as "Red Hot"). These videos showcase some of the differences between three children's cheerleading styles - mainstream cheerleading, modified mainstream cheerleading, and stomp & shake cheereading.

The basic words to "Our Team Is Red Hot" are in the summary of Video #4. Click http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers for more text examples of "Red Hot".

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FEATURED TEXT EXAMPLES
(These examples are presented in chronological order based on the date of their internet posting date with the oldest dates presented first).

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TYPES OF CHILDREN & YOUTH CHEERLEADING ROUTINES
Here are three simplified descriptions of the categories I use for children's cheerleading routines:

Mainstream cheerleading - traditional cheerleading routines that don't include any element/s of stomp & shake cheerleading and/or foot stomping cheer.

Modified mainstream cheerleading - cheerleading routines that include one or more elements of stomp & shake cheerleading but those movements are only slightly performed, i.e. only a slight hip swing

Stomp & shake cheerleading - cheerleading routines that include movements such as foot stomping, up stomps (foot stomps with the leg lifted], hip swings, and chest pops)

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FEATURED VIDEO EXAMPLES
(These examples are presented in chronological order based on the date of their internet posting date with the oldest dates presented first).

Video #1: Red Hot Cheer



sara3330123, Uploaded on Oct 2, 2008

hhs jv redhot cheer. :]
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This is an example of a minimally modified mainstream cheerleading routine. I categorized this routine as "modified mainstream" because of the cheerleaders' very slight hip swing. Traditional (what I call "mainstream") cheerleading doesn't permit hip swings -or "chest pops".

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Video #2: HHS Cheerleaders "Red Hot"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuRmbuysVNk

HHSCheeringFalcons,Uploaded on Mar 6, 2010

Huguenot Cheerleaders performing "Red Hot" on the sideline at Cosby.

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This video is an example of stomp & shake cheerleading. Click http://cocojams.com/content/stomp-and-shake-cheerleader-cheers for more information & examples of stomp & shake cheerleading.

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Example #3: Bethune Elementary Cheer Team - Red Hot Cheer



Kevin Ho Uploaded on Dec 19, 2010

...another awesome cheer from our BES Cheer Team!
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This is an example of a modified mainstream cheerleading routine. I categorized this routine as "modified mainstream" because of the cheerleaders' hip swing and chest pop (chest pumps). In particular, notice the way the African American squad members do the hip swing and the chest pop movements compared with their White squad members.

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Video #4: Red Hot



LionsClubCheer·Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011

Our team is red hot. Our team is red hot. Our team is R-E-D red, H-O-T hot, once we start we can't be stopped!
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This is an example of mainstream cheerleading. Notice that there's not even a slight hip swing and there's no chest pop.

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1 comment:

  1. I believe that in the context of this cheer, the phrase "red hot" means "very energized, highly skilled and determined to win against one's competitors."

    I also believe that the source of the "red hot" phrase in the children's cheer "Our Team Is Red Hot" is the 1936 uptempo Blues song "They're Red Hot". That said, that song which is written & first performed by Robert Johnson (and made popular by the Rock group "The Red Hot Chili Peppers") is rather risque.

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