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Dance Company – Duet is looking amazing

16 May

We have just begun casting for our Dance Company competition team and the talent is already looking amazing.

Congrats to our duet crew who have only been working together for two weeks and have already put together an impressive competition piece with the help of the Director.

Can’t wait to see this piece hit the competition floor.

 SPECIAL GUEST DANCE INSTRUCTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

***There is still time to join. Don’t miss out, visit http://www.rawtalentselite.com to schedule your placement appointment for the 2016-2017 Competition season***

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Bay Area Cheerleading Tryouts aka Placements Enroll Today

16 Aug

MOVING ON UP! *CHEER PLACEMENTS HAPPENING NOW*

We are excited when athletes are able to move up through hard work and dedication. Today we move two of our athletes who was determined to make a higher level team. Coming in nearly everyday to train and hit all their skills, you have shown to be a champion at heart.

But moving up a level leaves a space open on our entry level team. SOOOOOO…That means TRYOUTS will open up once again!

2 SPACES have opened up for our NO EXPERIENCE required team. Contact Director Dre at cheer@rawtalents.org or 510-992-6811. Schedule your placement today!

The team is looking for 1 Strong Base and 1 Flyer.

Bay Area Fremont Stars Cheer Raw Allstars

Come see why our dedicated athletes experience rapid growth. See why our Small Division Program has taking titles against large programs and teams twice our size.

We don’t claim to be perfect, we have our high’s and our low’s. But, we have big high’s (like taking 1st place at Nationals hosted by USA Varsity Jamsport and more) when ALL Athletes are focused, dedicated, hardworking, make practices, stretch daily and focus on being the best they can be on the mats. That is the formula for #success

Bay Area Allstars Cheerleaders Perform for President Obama and US Mayors

20 Jun
RAW Elite Allstars received a very special honor this week as being the only Allstars Cheerleading and Dance program from California to perform for President Barack Obama and all the mayors of the United States at the US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.
A group of RAW athletes spent the week working the amazing Broadway talent Basil Twist, San Francisco 49er Gold Rush Girls and many other special artist. The days event included the special parade for the NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, which lead to the special invite only event that included special appearances by 49er legends, SF Giants greats, legendary singers and of course President Obama.

“It is always an honor when someone sees your hard working athletes special enough to be in the presence of the US Presidents” said Coach Bishop. “It was great to see our cBay Area Allstars RAW and President Obamaheer and dance program Director Dre and all our hardworkng athletes enjoy this special day”.

This event is something these young dancers and cheerleaders will remember for a long time.
About RAW Elite Allstars:
RAW Elite Allstars is the home to athletes from across the greater bay area (San Jose, Livermore, Santa Clara, Fremont, Union City, Newark and more. The current 2015 National Champions in both Cheerleading and Dance specializes in small team divisions and welcomes athletes ages 4-26yrs. Those interested in joining this program, located on the boarder of Fremont and Newark, noted by America Cheerleading Publications as one of the most award winning programs in the Greater Bay Area, please contact cheer@rawtalents.org





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Benefits of Cheerleading #1

21 May

We all know there are physical advantages in cheerleading, but most people do not consider all the other many advantages that exist for those male and female athletes in the world of competitive cheerleading. 

First off, let’s just be honest, cheerleading often gets a bad wrap for not being a “real” sport. Even worst, cheerleaders are often portrayed as gossipy mean kids who think they are better than everyone else. Now, were not going to lie – First and foremost Cheerleading is a SPORT. We welcome anyone who believes otherwise to join our athletes during one of their training sessions. Secondly – it is VERY SAD that some cheer programs do teach their kids that the gossip, we’re better than you and won’t even acknowledge other teams attitude is the way of life. But the reality is, those type of programs and cheerleaders only make up 10% of the cheerleading world. So don’t let it get to you. 90% of the cheerleaders out there are really nice and love to celebrate each other’s achievements.

Now to the benefits, which we will break down over a series of post.

BENEFIT 1:



Cheerleading is a challenging sport that requires mental and physical strength, flexibility, dedication, focus and dedication (yes, we said it twice for a reason). Athletes not only train for hours in a gym, but they train even on their “off” days. For some people that may sound like a lot of work, but it is no different than any subject in school. You must attend your classes, do the work and then go home and do homework or at least study the concepts you learned that week to be prepared for the next week of classes and eventually prepared for Finals. In cheer, our version of the finals is Nationals or Worlds. 



So, let’s dive into the obvious, physical strength. Cheerleading conditioning strengthens the athletes muscles in the upper body, core and lower body – it’s an all over strength training project that last for nearly 10 months and sometimes more. Some positions in cheerleading required you to hold up a person in the air with extended arms for nearly 30 seconds to a minute at a time. This is no easy feat, don’t believe us? Do this, pick up a full gallon bottle of water with both hands, position yourself in a nice squat with your legs, then push that water with extended arms right above you (not over your head because you don’t want to drop it, make sure you can make eye contact with the water). Keep arms extended and legs in squat, shrug your shoulders slightly and see how long you can keep your arms up. It’s not as easy as one would think and remember these kids are holding athletes a lot heavier than a gallon of water. Then there are the flyers who need to have the upper and lower body strength to position themselves for explosive launches into the air. Then, once they are up there, they must maintain a certain level of balance and focus while executing very difficult skills – all while being held by 1 to 3 people at a time. 



So, if your not sure cheerleading will give you the physical challenge you need to exceed in sports, think again. Many cheerleaders – male and female – are successful football players, basketball players, volleyball, softball and more. They have found cheerleading to be that added extra push they needed to put them at their athletic peak. 



Physical Strength is an amazing benefit to cheerleading and you should give it a try – even if its for just one season.  You will never know until you try it! If you are in the Nor Cali Bay Area come check out RAW ELITE ALLSTARS, if you are not, check out a gym in your area. 



See you on the mats!




Bay Area Cheerleading and Competitive Dance – Where bay area stars are made!

6 Nov

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Competitive Cheerleading and Dance is no different than any other sport in the world. For those of you who do not consider cheerleading a sport, let’s take you down a quick road of their practice training sessions.

At RAW Elite Allstars our 3-5 yr old team condition with push ups, jumping jacks, bridges, yoga poses, leg lifts and kicks. Then our 5 to 26 yr  old team members conditioning consist of 45 minutes to an hour of: burpees tuck jumps, jumping jacks, push ups, squats, handstand push-up, barrel hold push-ups, killers, kick squat drills, wall sits, bridge stands, handstand springs, splits, running, calf raises, football drills (stamina drills and vertical jump drills) – this is immediately followed by repeat drills of picking up and tossing kids into the air. Then followed by full choreography for 1 to 3 hours depending on the team they are on. I encourage anyone who does not believe cheerleading is athletic to go join a competitive dance or cheer program and work one of their full conditioning sessions with them followed by trying to keep up with choreography and stunts, acro and all the other amazing skills the athletes pull.

For those of you who have been scared of competitive cheer because you are worried you can’t do it or it will be a lot of work. Don’t be scared! It is a lot of work and anyone willing to give it their all will be amazing. This does not mean everyone gets it on their first try or fifth try. It’s a sport that requires you to build physical strength and mental confidence. But if you are willing to do the work you will be amazing.

It will not be easy but it will be worth it!

Congratulations Carissa!

6 Jun
RAW ALLSTARS - Where Champions are Made

RAW ALLSTARS – Where Champions are Made

 

 

 

Congratulations to one of our newest members for landing her latest skill. Bridge kick over. Only a few weeks and your well on your way!

High Results for Low Cost

20 Mar

Allstar Cheerleading and Dance doesn’t have to break the bank.

RAW is where friendship grows and athletes thrive.   RAW Allstars, is proud to be celebrated by magazine publications such as ACM for our low cost high results programs. We offer a competitive, fun, and productive atmosphere for all of our members who regularly participate in our program.

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Our coaches approach is that anyone can excel with determination, support and dedication. We take a different approach to Allstars with our “complete athlete” philosophy.  Our coaches not only teach tumbling, cheer, stunt and dance skills. They also teach the athletes the importance of building strong minds and bodies. Leadership, self-esteem, confidence and kindness are key elements we work to instill in each of our members. Our program believes everyone has superstar qualities. We find the STRENGTH IN EVERY ATHLETE and highlight each of their talents in very special ways. This program is ideal for any person between the ages of 4 to college age who wants to grow as a person, athlete, dancer, cheerleading and more. If your looking for foampits and Dance Mom drama, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for a serious and caring training environment that focuses on helping each member grow as an athlete, leader and community member, then its time to join our program. We offer full season and half season teams.

How affordable can it be? Last season our Half Season members spent less than $1100 for each team program and Full Season members spent less than $3000 for the full year. Compare that to the average California program (Allstars and Youth League) that ranges between $1200 to $5800 (and higher).