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Cheer Extravaganza


DAY
Sat Nov 19, 2022
VENUE
Brandt Centre
ADDRESS
1700 Elphinstone St, Regina
COST
$20
TIME
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This family friendly event is sure to hype your excitement up to game level! Get up close and feel the energy of your favourite CFL dance and cheer teams, and enjoy local Saskatchewan talent from across the province. The event will feature local performances from baton teams, dancers, cheerleaders and more! Plus! Have the chance to meet the performers after the event at an exclusive post-event meet and greet.

 

Program

Cheer Extravaganza Performance | Brandt Centre | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exclusive Meet and Greet | Brandt Centre | 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NOTE: Cheer Extravaganza is rush seating. We advise you to show up early to ensure you can secure the best seats in the house.

Check out the amazing performer lineup:

1:00pm                Cheer Extravaganza Begins!

1:05pm                RiderFlo Dance Crew

1:08pm                Edmonton Elks Cheer Team

1:16pm                BOSS Cheer Athletics – Team Desire

1:18pm                Toronto Argonauts A-Team

1:25pm                Dance City

1:29pm                Ticats Dance & Cheer

1:34pm                Terrance Littletent

1:41pm                Calgary Stampeders Outriders

1:48pm                Rebels Cheerleading Athletics

1:52pm                RiderFlo Dance Crew

1:55pm                University of Regina Varsity Dance Team

1:57pm                Winnipeg Blue Bomber Cheer & Dance Team

2:05pm                Sundown Optimist Baton Group

2:11pm                BC Lions UPROAR Dance Team

2:19pm                Dance Images – Dance Express Troupe

2:25pm                Zabutnyy Dance Company

2:30pm                University of Saskatchewan Dance Team

2:36pm                Gainer the Gopher

2:38pm                Rider Cheer Team Alumni

2:43pm                RiderFlo

2:46pm                620 CKRM Rider Cheer Team

3:00pm                Meet and Greet (Main Concourse)

 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS (order of performance)

RiderFlo Dance Crew

-From Brenda’s School of baton and dance in Saskatoon, SK

-They are a crew aged 14 and up, known for their stadium filling energy performing for thousands of people at Mosaic Stadium

-Their motto is “Community. Excellence. Artistry.” — putting community first while striving for artistic excellence through dance

Edmonton Elks Cheer Team

-Combined acrobatic cheer and technical dance team with over 40 athletes

-They were the first professional cheer team in the CFL to introduce male athletes in 1986

-Outside of practices and games, the Edmonton Elks Cheer Team spend countless hours in the community performing at events, volunteering with various charitable organizations, and working with youth in the community

-This year their routine also features the Edmonton Elks Drumline

Boss Cheer Athletics – Team Desire

-Hailing from Regina, SK

-They perform in the cheer and pom category

-They are a crew of over 16 athletes ranging in age from 15 to 22 years old

-Last year, they won a bid to Dance Worlds to represent our nation as Team Canada for Freestyle Pom in Orlando, Florida at Disney World

Toronto Argonauts A-Team

-They perform dynamic, crowd pleasing and high energy routines with 10 athletes

-They are very involved in the community, specifically the Huddle Up Program which allows them to visit schools to share their experiences

Dance City

-Dance City is in their 18th season and is the largest dance studio in Regina, SK

-They have been awarded Top Studio two years in a row and named the Top Dance Studio in Saskatchewan in 2022

-Their vision is to inspire and develop the passion for dance and the fine arts in as many children and adults as possible in Regina and surrounding area

-Today’s performance features 30 dancers in Dance City’s Competitive and Pre-Professional dance programs

Ticats Dance and Cheer

-They are a group of 16 hard working, passionate and talented athletes that perform both dance and cheer

-They are the previous hosts of the 108th Grey Cup 108 in Hamilton, ON

-They are excited to meet the Ticat and CFL fans from across Canada

Terrance Littletent

-From the Kawacatoose Cree Nation

-At the age of 8, Terrance’s uncle, Kirby Littletent, presented him with the gift of the hoop, which inspired Terrance to continue his uncle’s legacy of sharing the ways of their people

-11 years later Terrance became recognized as a World-Renowned Hoop Dancer

-Terrance has traveled across Canada, the United States and overseas, sharing his gift of song, dance, and narrative

-Much of his traditional teachings were inherited through his family and elders, singers and dancers, storytellers and academics

Calgary Stampeders Outriders

-They are a group of 18 hard working, passionate and talented athletes

-Known for their classic touchdown kick line at every Stampeders home game

-They volunteer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital before every Stampeders game day

Rebels Cheerleading Athletics

-Established in 2007 from Regina, SK represents the all-star club

-They are the first Saskatchewan Cheerleading Team to win a world championship

-Their team is made up of 26 athletes between the ages of 14 and 26

-They’re the defending World Champions in the International Open Level 5 division in Orlando, FL

University of Regina Varsity Dance Team

-They are a group of 17 talented student dancers

-They have competed nationally in various styles including Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip hop

-While also cheering on the University of Regina sports teams on the sidelines and greeting fans, the team loves to get out in the community to share their love of dance

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Cheer and Dance Team

-The team consists of 38 dedicated and talented co-ed athletes, combining both dance and stunt

-Every member of the team plays a valuable role on the sidelines during the Winnipeg Blue Bomber home games and in the community

-They have completed over 1,500 combined volunteer hours this season

-They are supporting the defending Grey Cup Champions

Sundown Optimist Baton Group

-Formed in 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial Celebration, and named after Regina’s Buffalo Days Exhibition

-The founder, Maureen Johnson, of Sundown Optimist Baton Group is still the director and head coach of this world-renowned twirling group

-They represented Canada at the World Baton Twirling Championships in Turin, Italy in August

-Julee Stewart (twirling here today) placed 2nd in the Senior Women’s Freestyle division in Italy which is comparable to an Olympic Silver Medal in Baton

BC Lions UPROAR Dance Team

-Dynamic, crowd pleasing and high energy routines with 39 athletes

-This year the group opened audition parameters to allow performers of all styles, and gender identities

-Their diverse group of talented, hard-working dancers plays a valuable role on the sidelines during the BC Lions home games and in the community

Dance Images Dance Express Troupe

-Dance Images is in its 33rd Season of operation in Moose Jaw, SK

-The team is represented by the Senior Dance Troupe

-The Dance Images Team consists of Owner and Director, Barb Jackman; Assistant Director and Instructor, Shauna Bzdel; and Teaching Staff, Natasha Anderson, Tessa Gray, Emily Sanford and Nichole Salsman

Zabutnyy Dance Company

-After moving to Canada, the two owners, Serhiy and Liana Zabutnyy, dedicated themselves to teaching Ukrainian dance and culture in Regina, SK

-The doors of Zabutnyy Dance Company were opened to the public in 2009

-The ensemble has a large repertoire of traditional and regional dances

-In 2019, they were able to visit and perform in Ukraine, taking part in the International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival in Lviv

-In 2013, 2016, and 2022 they had the pleasure to dance at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival

-Today they will be performing their Poltava dance

University of Saskatchewan Dance Team

-They are now in their 5th season

-Comprised of 39 university students from across four teams in three respective styles (pom, jazz and street dance)

-They have competed nationally, including Las Vegas, Vancouver and Colorado this season. Alongside the University Dance Challenge in Toronto and the University World Championships in Disney World in previous years

Gainer the Gopher

-Gainer the Gopher has been a member of the Green and White (Saskatchewan Roughrider family) for over 30 years

-Gainer was one of 38 children born to Dwayne and Agnes Gopher, owners of a small trenching and excavation company in Parkbeg, Saskatchewan. Although his parents always knew Gainer was different from his siblings, they never in their wildest dreams one of their own would become a true Saskatchewan icon

-Back in 1977, Gainer bought a ticket to see his favourite football team play for the very first time. Immediately after entering the stadium, the lovable gopher knew he had found his destiny. After leading the crowd in a variety of cheers that day, the Roughriders hired Gainer on the spot

-Since that special day, Gainer can always be found rallying the fans at Mosaic Stadium

Rider Cheer Team Alumni

-The Rider Cheer Alumni are former CFL cheerleaders, dancers, athletes, majorettes, coaches and team directors

-Their mission is to enable former CFL cheerleaders to re-connect, while promoting good fellowship

-Everyone on the team is a part of the Canadian Football Cheerleaders Alumni Organization, which was founded in 2018 and has over 300 alumni spanning North America and representing all CFL Teams

-The Canadian Football Cheerleaders Alumni Organization was formed by two Ticats Dance and Cheer alumni

Rider Cheer Team

-The 620 CKRM Rider Cheer Team is a group of 29 athletes between 19 and 26 years old

-The team has a combined 450 years of performance training among them

-Members are skilled in dance, baton, and cheer

-The team spends countless hours in the community, giving back to Rider Nation and spreading Rider Pride