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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Text Examples Of Stomp & Shake Cheerleading Cheers (words to cheers), Part II (I - R)

Edited by Azizi Powell

Latest revision to this post- November 6, 2019

This is Part II of a three part pancocojams series that documents some text examples (words) of stomp & shake cheerleading cheers.

This series showcases texts (words) for high school or university stomp & shake cheerleader cheers that are found on YouTube. This post presents examples whose titles begin with I-R.

YouTube videos of some of these cheers or hyperlinks to YouTube videos of these cheers are also included in this post.

Additional cheer examples that are added after this initial publication are indicated by the publishing date in brackets after the cheer's title.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/06/examples-of-stomp-shake-cheerleading.html for Part I of this series.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/06/examples-of-stomp-shake-cheerleading_73.html for Part III of this series.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, historical, cultural, and recreational purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who composed these cheers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post, all those featured in these videos, and the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
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This post is part of pancocojams' ongoing series on Stomp & Shake cheerleading.

Click the stomp and shake cheerleading tag to find additional pancocojams posts about this type of cheerleading and information about the cheerleading style that is known as "stomp & shake".

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DISCLAIMER:
This post documents a very small number of stomp & shake cheers and isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of those types of cheers.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PANCOCOJAMS COLLECTION OF STOMP & SHAKE CHEERS
This pancocojams collection of stomp & shake cheers documents stomp & shake cheers for folkloric and recreational purposes.

This collection isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of these types of cheers.

All the stomp & shake cheer examples that are given in this collection were retrieved from YouTube videos. The text (words) of these cheers were either provided by the YouTube video's publisher, or were retrieved from a comment in a video's discussion thread, or were transcribed by me from that video.

I began this collection in July 2017 and have periodically added to it by surfing YouTube videos. In addition to the words for these featured cheers, this collection includes videos of some of these cheers, and a limited number of comments from some of those videos' discussion threads.

There are many more stomp & shake cheers that I'd LOVE to add to this compilation, but unfortunately I can't find their words online or I can't understood what is chanted in their videos.

The titles used below for these cheers may not be the only titles that have been used in the past or are now used for these cheers. Also, the words for these cheers may not be the original words, or what were considered the definitive words for that cheer or what are now considered the definitive words for that cheer.

When no title for a cheer is given, I’ve chosen a title for that cheer and sometimes I placed an asterisk next to the title to indicate the fact that this title is my guess.

Readers shouldn't assume that the cheerleading squad who perform these cheers in these video composed those cheers and were the original choreographers of those cheers' movements. A lot of high school and younger cheerleading squads "borrow" from other squads, particularly from some highly regarded university squads.

However, stomp & shake cheerleader squads prize originality and creativity and really disapprove of squads that only copy other school's/university's words and movements.

If your squad uses these cheers, in addition to substituting your high school's name/mascot or your competitor's high school name/mascot, try changing some of the words and some of the movements that your squad performs.

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Additions and corrections to these cheer examples and the words to these cheers are welcome.

Please add to this compilation for folkloric purposes by sharing words to stomp & shake cheers and/or sharing links to stomp & shake YouTube videos videos in the comment section below. Thanks!

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EXAMPLES OF STOMP & SHAKE CHEERLEADER CHEERS
I, J
I LOVE MY HBCU (Winston-Salem State University version)
"I love my H in front of my B. My B in front of my C. I love my HBCU. They got me singing Ohhhhh Old State U"
-comment posted by RJRDEMONS, 2015 in the discussion thread of the video given below:

2014 WSSU Cheerleaders, I Love My HBCU



Artistry Photography Published on Sep 28, 2014
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"I love my H.B.C.U. (Historically Black College & University) is an adaptation of several historically Black Greek letter fraternity chants. As such, it technically isn't a stomp & shake cheer. However, it is performed by a cheerleading squad, and the line "Old State U" is an adapted form of the actual line in the HBCU song: "I love my H.B.C.U".

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/01/delta-sigma-theta-sorority-i-love-my.html for the pancoocjams post Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - "I Love My DST" (Text Examples & Videos).

Also, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9JKyPZd_Ns&t=1s for a Central State University performance of "I Love My HBCU".

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I SEE YOU WANT TO BE

Beauty By Brooke, 2017
What're the words to the "we see you want to be " cheer?

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Jaylyn Strickland, 2017
[commenter who asked this question]:
"I See you want to be an ag-gie we can't be stopped we'll reach the top we'll d-e-f-e-a-t"
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These comments are found in the discussion thread to this video:
NC A&T Cheerleaders (Aggie Cheer) / Powerhouse National Competition (Stomp and Shake)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZDoZBLuouI
Kevin Crawford, Published on Mar 17, 2017
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NC A&T, North Carolina Agricultural & Technological University
From http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/bulletin/2014-2015/gen-info/location.html
"North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is located in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. This city is 300 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 349 miles north of Atlanta."...
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I found that interesting because (since I'm geographically challenged), I didn't realize how close North Carolina and the Washington D.C./Virginia area was. That's significant since it appears from my online research that stomp & shake cheerleading originated in and is still most strongly active in North Carolina and Virginia.

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IT'S A SOUTH ATTACH [added November 2, 2019]
Call: It’s a south attack
Get em’ off your back.
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Be aggressive (2x)
Get em’ off your back
It’s a south attack
-given as example #1 in ***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake Cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #14, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d-Xpr0QTH8
Meleah Moon, December 18, 2019

Hey guys! I try my best to put the correct words in the description as a guide for those who may have trouble understanding. Please feel free to add and make corrections down in the comments! These words are intended to offer clarification. Be inspired by these cheers but if you use them for your own squad challenge yourself to make it your own! Stomp & Shake is all about originality!💖

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IT’S CALLED SURVIVAL
it's called survival
only the rams can survive,
survival, in order stay alive,
survival ×4, it's called survival
- Winston-Salem State University cheer; posted in the discussion thread for the video given below by Charity Ewing, 2016 [I reformatted this cheer for this post from sentences to line patterns]

Featured video: 2012 WSSU Cheerleaders, It's called Survival



Artistry Photography, Published on Oct 22, 2012

2012 Winston Salem State University Cheerleader performance of survival cheer.

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I WANNA TO KNOW [added July 1, 2017]
I wanna know who that tryna jam like us
don't they know we can't be touched
_____ we are the best
so _______ don't get no respect
oh you said you want it
but we see you ain't ready
since you can't get with it
then you better forget it
oh there go those miners
oh your hair is sweating
we are number one
and don't you ever forget it
-Manning High School's 2nd cheer in video given below, posted per request by Shanti' Oliver, 2016, with slight changes by Azizi Powell
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Pancocojams Editor's note:
I've reformatted these words from sentence form to line form and left out the word "like" which was given two times after the word "jam" and, instead of MSH (the high school's initials), I put a space where the high school squad performing this says their high school's initials.

Also, I substituted the word "hair" for "hear", and changed "our" to "their" since I think "our" might have been a typo and "hair is sweating" is supposed to be an insult. The referent "miners" probably is also supposed to be an insult since miners wear hard hats and their hair sweats underneath the hats. Note: When Black people sweat, if our hair isn't chemically straightened, it reverts back to its tightly curled natural state. Some people refer to that hair as "nappy", and for some Black people "nappy" is still considered a high insult.]

Featured video: Bring it On: Manning High School vs. Timberland High School



anidragraham2009 Published on Oct 8, 2010

MHS cheerleaders going head to head in a cheer-off against THS.
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According to the video uploader, Manning High School is in Manning South Carolina and Timberland High School is in St. Stephens, South Carolina. In response to a comment that the video didn't show Timberland High School's response to the last Manning High School cheer, the video uploader wrote in 2011
"First and Formost, I wrote Anidra Graham, Posted this video onto youtube. Secondly, I will admit, the recording was paused because we thought it was over. The ony thing THS did was tell Manning we get no respect on our territory! Lastly, people need to understand that cheering like this is supose to be FRIENDLY and the comments some of you are leaving, you are taking it too far out of context. THS you ladies represented well and my MHS Lady Monarchs I am proud of you guys! C u guys b-ball season"
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My guess is that Anidra Graham is the captain of the Timberland High School squad.in 2011

Here are a few additional selected comments from that video's discussion thread-The subject for these comments is using other squad's cheers:
TheKierabethune, 2011
Well as the Captain of the Manning Monarch cheerleading squad; I must say...We as a squad represented well and to thee fullest extent. All of this yall putting on here bout THS is thee best cheer squad and that they have never lost a cheer battle....Yall can CUT IT OUT!! For 1-Stealing cheers from off of YOUTUBE doesn't make your squad thee best!! Anybody can get on there and take cheers && re-enact them. For 2-MHS is ORIGINAL..And thats all it is to it. That was beautiful MHS...Good job THS

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Careen Hampton, 2013
"WELL IT WOULD BE NICE OF BOTH SQUADS USED THERE OWN CHEERS AND NOT ONES STOLEN FROM OTHER TEAM LIKE JUMP ON IT STOLEN FROM THE SASSY EAGLES AND SIT BACK DOWN BY HOWARD BISON'S IF YOUR GOING TO GO BACK AND FORTH USE YOUR OWN CHEERS THANK YOU"
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The words to "Jump On It" are given below. The words to "Sit Back Down" are given in Part III of this pancoocjams series.

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Careen Hampton, 2013
"@natday4u well as a former high school stomp and shake cheerleader and collage all American cheerleader and now a cheer Coach it is not good to do battle cheers and they are stolen how are you going to battle one another using stolen material be original from one Coach to another puffs my point sooo......"

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ChelseaSworldd, 2013
"All squads pick and take from other squads... And mix it up. When the cheers are good, they're simply good! I enjoyed battles in HS, and Stomp and Shake is SO fun and entertaining... Both squads did good." 

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StephyLovee317, 2013
"Alot of ppl dwn there trippin on the fact that its not there cheer ... Its a highschool team using a college teams cheer . Theyre not gonna go against the team they took it from .. Who cares ? If everyone could track down all the cheers everyone stole NOBODY would have any cheers. Pleasee ,"
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"ppl = people
"down there"
"trippin" = going crazy about; [another way of saying this is "getting bent out of shape about] 

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JAM WITH US [added November 6, 2019]
Jam with us (jam with us)
J-A-M
Jam with us
J to the A to the M
J-A-M
Jam with us
J-A-M
Jam with us
J to the A to the M
-This cheer is #4 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMx6wALPAc ***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for sideline!!!! | Upload #13", published by Meleah Moon, Dec 11, 2018

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JUMP ON IT
"We got it,
you want it,
dont sweat it,
jump on it"
-words posted by kat124, 2012 in the discussion thread for the video given below:
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reformatted from sentence form for this post

Featured video: SASSY (Jump On It)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1xn9FA2AaE

woowooworkit, Published on Jan 30, 2007

Prince Edward Varsity Cheerleaders do another cheer (little shaky though, some peeps were in my way)

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JUMP ON IT (Example #2) [added November 2, 2019]
[Blade Cheer]
We got it
Who wants it?
Don’t sweat it
Jump on it 3x
Jump, jump
Jump on it
Jump
-given as cheer #5 in the summary to the YouTube video entitled **Words Included** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #21



Meleah Moon, Mar 4, 2019

Hey guys! I try my best to put the correct words in the description as a guide for those who may have trouble understanding. Please feel free to add and make corrections down in the comments! These words are intended to offer clarification. Be inspired by these cheers but if you use them for your own squad challenge yourself to make it your own! Stomp & Shake is all about originality!💖

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K, L
LET'S GO [added November 2, 2019]
Call: L-e-t-s---g-o
Let’s go (4x)
G-O
Let’s go (3x)
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L-e-t-s-g-o
Pick it up, let’s go
Let’s go, pick it up
L-e-t-s---g-o
Let’s go (4x)
G-O
Lets go 3x
L-e-t-s-g-o (what)
-given as cheer #4 in the summary to the YouTube video entitled ***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake Cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #14, published by Meleah Moon on Dec 19, 2018; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d-Xpr0QTH8

***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake Cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #14



Meleah Moon, Dec 19, 2018

Hey guys! I try my best to put the correct words in the description as a guide for those who may have trouble understanding. Please feel free to add and make corrections down in the comments! These words are intended to offer clarification. Be inspired by these cheers but if you use them for your own squad challenge yourself to make it your own! Stomp & Shake is all about originality!💖

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LET'S GO BRONCOS
[Pancocojams Editor's note:
I'm making an exception to my rule of only including cheers in this compilation if all of the words to that cheer are found online (in that video's discussion thread) or elsewhere, or if I think that I'm able to transcribe the entire cheer from the video.

The only words that I'm sure of in this cheer are "Let's go Broncos". However, I'm including this cheer's video because the cheerleader squad's performance style is different from any other squad that I've ever seen. Although I've seen historically Black Greek letter sororities rhythmically alternating individual hand claps with knee pats, I don't recall seeing any stomp & shake cheerleaders doing this. That alternating hand clapping/knee patting motion is called "pattin juba". "Hambone" is a form of pattin juba.]

Here's that video:

Cheer Phi Smoov's "Let's Go, Broncos"



Christopher Blacksher Published on Oct 4, 2015

Fayetteville State University's own cheerleading squad performs their signature and most poplar cheer during the FSU vs Lincoln University of Pennsylvania football game on October 3, 2015.
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Fayetteville State University (FSU) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As an aside, most Historically Black Colleges & Universities are in the southern region of the United States. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is one of two HBCUs in Pennsylvania. The other HBCU in Pennsylvania is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
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[Added July 4, 2017]
Here's another video of Fayetteville State University chanting "Let's Go Broncos".

FSU Cheer Phi Smoov @ JCSU: Let's Go Broncos!



FSU2Smoov, Published on Oct 18, 2009

FSU Cheer Phi Smoov and Mr. Bronco just keeping it hype on the visitor's side during JCSU's Homecoming game: Oct. 17, 2009
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The words are easier to understand in this video. They are:
"Let's go
Broncos.
Let's go, let's go
Broncos!"
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Notice that the routine that the cheerleaders do for that video is different from the routine that is done in 2015. That 2009 stomp routine is the same as a stomp pattern that is very common in foot stomping cheers.

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LOOK WHAT YOU STARTED [added October 9, 2018]
Ha Ha Ha. Look what you started , Now whatchu gone do, RHS*, And the joke is still on you . Ha Ha Ha
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*[name of opposing school]; This cheer appears to be chanted when the opposing team has made a mistake/is losing.
This is the first cheer that is documented in this video:

Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for sideline!!!! | Upload #6



meleah moon, Published on Sep 29, 2018

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LOOK WHAT YOU DONE STARTED (Example #2) [added November 2, 2019]
[Westside Cheer]
Look what you done started
So what you gon’ do?
Westside don’t play
And the joke will be on you
-given as cheer #8 in the summary to the YouTube video entitled **Words Included** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPjEKWOoRI, published by Meleah Moon, Mar 4, 2019 [video given above]

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M, N
M-O-N-R-O-E [added November 5, 2019]
Lets go Monroe
You know
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This cheer is #2 in this video:
***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for sideline!!!! | Upload #8



Meleah Moon, Nov 5, 2018

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NO ONE CAN SHUT US DOWN [added November 2, 2019]
[LC]*
No one around can shut us down
Do you get it?
Do you get it?
Do – you – get – it?
You see
No one around can shut us down
-given as cheer #6 in the summary to the YouTube video entitled **Words Included** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPjEKWOoRI, published by Meleah Moon, Mar 4, 2019
[video given above]
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I think "LC" is the name of a high school [or college] as this is the format that that video publisher used for all of the other cheers whose words she published.y

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O, P
PRIDE [November 2, 2019]
Pride
That’s what, what we need
To get a victory
So
Get up
Get up
-given as example #7 in the following video:

***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake Cheers for Sideline!!!! | Upload #16



Meleah Moon,Jan 7, 2019

Hey guys! I try my best to put the correct words in the description as a guide for those who may have trouble understanding. Please feel free to add and make corrections down in the comments! These words are intended to offer clarification. Be inspired by these cheers but if you use them for your own squad challenge yourself to make it your own! Stomp & Shake is all about originality!💖

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PUSH IT [added on November 2, 2019]
Push it x7
Push it x7
We on go mode x3
LET EM OUT COACH!
-given as cheer #6, ***Words Included*** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for sideline!!!! | Upload #8; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHSdn6gJd7I, Meleah Moon, Nov 5, 2018 [video given above]

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Q, R
RAMS ARE NUMBER 1 [added July 12, 2017]
Rams are #1
There is no doubt.
if you want to see us Jam
You better check
this
out.
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Winston-Salem State University's cheerleaders, transcribed from the video below, along with a comment posted to that video's discussion thread by umurs4eva, 2016: 
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"Rams" is the name of Winston-Salem State University's athletic teams.

Featured video: 2013 WSSU Cheerleaders, Rams Are # 1. 11-23-13



Artistry Photography, Published on Nov 23, 2013

WSSU Cheerleaders don't play, Work it out team!

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READY
[Olympic High School Cheer]
Ready we stay ready (2x)
r-e-a-d-y ready at any time
OHS too tough
We bout to blow your mind
given as cheer #2 in the summary to the YouTube video entitled **Words Included** Cute Stomp and Shake cheers for Basketball!!!! | Upload #21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPjEKWOoRI, published by Meleah Moon, Mar 4, 2019 [video given above]

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ROLL ALL OVER
Let's get physical,
get down
get funky
get mean,
watch those mighty Eagles,
roll right over you team....
It's time to get physical
it's time to get mean,
watch those mighty Eagles roll right over your team"
- as performed by Sassy- Prince Edward County High School, Virginia,
posted in the video given below by bystarquality90, 2015

That commenter posted these words in response to a request. She wrote "Hi +Karen Midgett , I was a cheerleader on this squad (I'm actually in the video)....We had a lot of fun doing these cheers! Good luck with your cheer squad!!"
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I reformatted this comment from sentence form to line form.)

Featured video: SASSY (Roll All Over)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGhYOaGfK4M

woowooworkit, Published on Feb 3, 2007

SASSY does a new cheer!

Here's a portion of an exchange in this video's discussion thread (Note that it is generally acknowledged that the Virginia high school cheerleading squad "Sassy" (from Prince George County High School, Virginia) are taught or otherwise have permission to use Virginia State University (VSU)'s Woo Woo cheerleader cheers, and Sassy is said to perform like "young Woo Woos".

MiQuelW, 2007
"That was so VSU. No disrespect to my Woo Woo's, because again, they taught me what I know. But they should REALLY leave the step shows to the Greeks & Step Teams. Like the whole clapping under an upstomp thing... I mean, that's the only reason people don't take them seriously as a squad. :

But the girls did what they did beautifully. I loved the execution, but I hated the cheer.
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"upstomp" is a characteristic stomp & shake movement that is performed by lifting one leg in time to the beat with the knee bent and the toes pointed.

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blkmaverick03, 2007
"That is their thing though and personally it works for them. Seeing as to how long the woo woos have been around there is no telling if these stepshow tricks came from them or greeks.

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Mrs. Roc Royal Babee, 2011
"@grammerpolise actually the[y] stole it from strikers allstars who stole it from school days who stole it from traditional stepping."
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"School days" refers to the 1988 Spike Lee movie School Daze which is a "story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. It also touches upon issues of colorism and hair texture bias within the African-American community.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_Daze

The words "traditional stepping" in that comment refers to historically Black Greek letter fraternity and sorority stepping.

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KORTNI HERNANDEZ, 2012
"@grammerpolise, every team "borrows" a move or two from someone else. Don't get mad because they did it WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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This concludes Part II of this series.

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