The other day, I posted about the Wildcats vs. Crystals cheering at the London Olympics. I included a few photos, and as I suspected, none of the photos are of either of those teams. There are four other groups performing at the Olympics.
Remember these guys? (As if you could forget those stripes). These are the Ascension Eagles, an the equivalent of a British all-star cheer group. And no, they don’t usually wear those outfits, which are burned into my retinas, so I can see them even when my eyes are closed…
Here we have the most photographed performers: the conga line crew. This group of men and woman were assembled by AMCK Dance, a London-based talent agency that represents dancers, models, aerialists, vertical dancers (whatever those are), BMX riders, skaters, etc in the UK.
Interesting factoid: Danielle Peazer, one of the dancers, is living with/in a relationship with Liam Payne, one of the guys in One Direction. (You know – the “You don’t know you’re beautiful” dudes.) I gather this is sort of big news with the teens across the pond.
Next we have this group:
This group is (are?) the Red Foxes, a Ukrainian team that dances all over Europe. They’re a little more artsy/gymnastic-y than what we usually see over here and their repertoire is varied and extensive. The Red Foxes also danced in at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (And contrary to appearances, they don’t always wear pink.)
And finally…the Team USA cheerleaders.
How like us to bring our own entertainment.
This is an all-star group consisting of collegiate cheerleaders and professional cheer instructors from all across the United States. This group is sponsored by Varsity’s Universal Cheerleading association. They are stunting, tumbling, and dancing during halftime at Team USA men’s basketball games. That’s right, only for the US, only for basketball, only for the men’s team. What? That’s the only competition that needs a little American-style razzle dazzle?
Frankly I’m shocked that we didn’t also bring Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry with us. The more the merrier!
(On a side note, rumor has it that Katy Perry is dating John Mayer. Don’t do it Katy! He tells every woman her body is a wonderland. Seriously, who hasn’t he been with?)
And now I think have sufficiently exhausted this subject. Moving on to other topics…