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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Five Stomp And Shake Videos Of The West Meck High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad (North Carolina)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases five videos of West Mecklenburg High School [West Meck] Varsity Cheerleading Squad (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Those five videos and a transcription of their cheers are showcased in this companion post that lists seven qualities that are highly valued by stomp and shake cheerleader fans: http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-qualities-are-valued-in-stomp.html.

I'm showcasing these videos of the West Meck High School varsity cheerleading squad partly because I consider these featured squads to be very good. I'm also showcasing these videos because the words to these cheers are either transcribed in the video's comment section, or I believe I understood the words of that cheer enough to attempt a transcription.

It's significant that this cheerleading squad is from North Carolina as my online research strongly suggests that North Carolina and Virginia were the birth places of stomp and cheer cheerleading. And those states along with South Carolina and Washington D. C. appear to be the centers of stomp and shake cheer activities.

The content of this post is presented for cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

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FEATURED VIDEOS
(These videos are presented in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the cheer's title.)

Example #1: West Meck HS Varisty Cheerleaders-All you gotta do w/ Julia



Sophia Ward, Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011

WORDS TO THE CHEER: "ALL YOU GOTTA DO"
if you want to rock
all you've got to do
is rock
all you've got to do
is rock
If you want to rock
if you want to rock
here’s how we do
all you gotta do
is rock
all you gotta do is
is rock
all you gotta do
is rock
we got to
you got to
you got to
rock
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This is my transcription of this cheer. Additions and corrections are welcome.
Julia is the name of the young girl who is cheering with the high school squad.

In the context of this cheer, “rock” means to be very good at doing something

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Example #2: West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleaders-Can you jam.MOV



Sophia Ward, Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011
-snip-
WORDS TO THE CHEER: "CAN YOU JAM"

Can you jam like those west cheerleaders
can you jam like we do
we do
we do
-jasmine mills, 2011
-snip-
In the context of this cheer, “jam” means “move”.

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Example #3: West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleaders-Fire it up.MOV



Sophia Ward, Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011
-snip-
WORDS TO THE CHEER: "FIRE IT UP"

Come On Hawks
Lets Hear It
Fire Up That Spirit !
Do do it..
Do It
You Got to Put Your Mind Into It...
Everybody Get Get Down......
Everybody Get Down..
-Nakayla Lane, 2011
-snip-
This commenter corrected the words that another person wrote for this cheer, saying "i Would Know Because I go To West Meck"

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Example #4: West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleaders-Hawk Rock.MOV



Sophia Ward, Uploaded on Feb 22, 2011
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WORDS TO THE CHEER: "HAWK ROCK"
If you want to rock
like a hawk rocks,
all you have to do
is rock nonstop.
just rock
(just rock)
just rock
(just rock)
ROCK NONSTOP
-BVCS2011, 2012

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Example #5: West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleaders-Hawks We Do.MOV



Sophia Ward, Uploaded on Feb 24, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN0wv1IWh8c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN0wv1IWh8c
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WORDS TO THE CHEER: "HAWKS WE DO"
Hawks we do
this is how we do
Hawks we do
we do
-snip-
This is my transcription of this cheer. Additions and corrections are welcome.

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ADDENDUM #1 - An Exchange Of Comments About The Way That West Meck High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad Cheers from "West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleaders-Hawks We Do".

2011
ICON ALEX
"i see WSSU in this cheer!!! i love these girls!!!!!! Ya'll are very talented"
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WSSU = Winston-Salem State University (a Historically Black university which is noted for its stomp and shake cheerleading squad.]
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BlaWaiian2008
"i think its a little bit of both...their MOVES are def. NCCU, but they embody WSSU's "energy" ...champagne (to me), they're more graceful and slowed down, and WSSU is more hard and forceful (in the good way lol)..and West meck i think have the Moves of nccu but the personality of WSSU. but thats just me."
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NCCU = "North Carolina Central University". a Historically Black University that is also noted for its stomp and shake cheerleading squad. "Champagne" is the name of their cheerleader squad.

Onevoice412
in reply to cavettaj
"@cavettaj honestly, after cheering in the CIAA, and seeing all the schools in person and on YouTube. This high school can be put above just about all of them except WSSU. You can tell being in NC, this high school has a lot of exposure to two of the BEST squads, NCCU & WSSU and they are a mix of both. I absolutely love them."
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Intercollegiate_Athletic_Association
"The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a collegiate athletic conference, mostly consisting of historically black colleges and universities. CIAA institutions are affiliated at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Conference members are primarily located in North Carolina (eight) and Virginia (two). There is also one school from Maryland and another from Pennsylvania."
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breyanna25
in reply to Steave Clements
"@SAC010 if u look at them and nccu they do the same moves plus somebody told me their coach was a nccu cheerleader"

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ADDENDUM #2: Video Of The West Meck Jr. Varsity Cheerleaders



jasmine mills, Uploaded on Mar 10, 2010
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This video's publisher posted these words for that cheer:
"their saying r-e-b-o-u-n-d that ball west meck hawks you've got to get that ball"
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An exchange of comments about the deep voices that the West Meck Jr. Varsity Cheerleaders use in another video is posted as a comment to http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-qualities-are-valued-in-stomp.html

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RELATED LINK
Click this page of my cocojams.com cultural website for more information and university examples of stomp and shake cheerleading: http://www.cocojams.com/content/stomp-and-shake-cheerleader-cheers

Also, click http://www.cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers for some examples of high school stomp and shake cheerleading.

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Thanks to all the cheerleaders who are featured in this post. Thanks also to Sophia Ward for posting these videos of the Varsity squad, thanks to Jasmine Mills for posting the video of the Junior Varsity squad, and thanks to all of those who are quoted in this post.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.

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