5 years to 8 years
Stardust Athletes are 5 to 8-year-olds attending primary school. They’re fun, excitable, full of energy and are all about doing the things that they love. They are about exploring, so don’t be surprised if they want to try everything. Below are the programs athletes in this age group can participate in. Have a look through and if you think one of the programs below might suit your little one(s) then feel free to connect with our team, and we will be glad to help you out in any way we can.
The Fundamentals Cheerleading Program at Signature All Starz has been custom designed by experienced SAS staff. It’s an introduction into the wonderful world of All Star Cheerleading. This program consists of a recurring eight week training program that is aimed at teaching all the foundation skills, drills and techniques of All Star Cheerleading. This program is specifically tailored to beginners and anyone who would like to participate in the program on a recreational level without the stress and commitment of competitions.
Once an athlete has completed the eight week Fundamentals Program they may be eligible to graduate up into our CheerStars Program. If you are looking for a bit more you are welcome to come and try out for an All Star competition team in December each year. Some athletes may find it beneficial to participate in the fundamentals program more than onces before moving into the CheerStars or Elite programs.
The CheerStars program is the entry-level program into Competitive Cheerleading. It contains basic level Cheerleading training within a team setting and allows athletes to work at their own pace. The CheerStars program allows athletes to get used to the idea of performing in front of a crowd while working through the 6 Grades of the program. CheerStars is excellent for beginner athletes or athletes fresh out of the fundamentals program as it introduces them into the world of competitive cheerleading on a smaller scale.
Athletes in the CheerStars program will train 1.5 hours per week and will receive a training uniform, perform in the annual SAS Showoff`s and Showcase and at 1-2 Melbourne based events. There are no tryouts or team placements for CheerStars. When an athlete is ready to move into more serious competitive training, they may try out for the Stardust Elite Program in December each year.
The Stardust Elite Cheerleading program is for dedicated and committed cheerleaders. Athletes in this program will work elite skill sets within the First three competitive levels of All Star Cheerleading. This program sees the athletes working as a team to put together a 2 minute 30-second routine, which they perform in front of a panel of judges, family and other spectators.
Athletes will train as a team 1-2 days each week for 1-2 hours each session depending on team level, Cheerleaders will receive a training uniform, competition uniform. They will compete at 3 – 4 competitions annually along with participating in the annual SAS Showoffs and Showcase.
The Stardust Dance Fundamentals program is a program that has been designed by fully qualified, experienced and dedicated SAS staff and is an introduction into the world of Dance. The styles available at the Stardust level include Ballet, Jazz/Funk, lyrical, Tap, Poms and Hip Hop. Dancers will learn skills and techniques for their chosen styles in a fun and supportive environment. This program is a great stepping stone for experienced and beginner dancers alike to join our competitive program. To learn more about the dance styles available please click here.
The Stardust DanceStars program has been tailored for the dancer that is looking to step into the competitive dance. This is a great program for those who have done a year or two of the fundamentals program or (TwinkleStars Program) and are looking for something with a few more performance opportunities. All dancers in the all DanceStars program will have to enroll in Dance Fundamentals classes for technique training and development.
Dancers will train 1.5 -2 hours per week per style and will compete. They will be involved in public performances, SAS showoffs and SAS showcase. To learn more about the dance styles available please click here
The StarDust Elite Dance teams are for the more committed dancers. Dancers in this program work on an extensive range of skills and technique as well as performances for all star competitions. All dancers participating in StarDust Elite Dance teams will be expected to take Dance Fundamentals classes to develop sound technique for their performances. Dancers will perform at all of public performances and SAS showoffs, and SAS showcases. This level will also allow athletes to perform in duos and solo performances.
Training is for 2-3 hours per week and teams will perform in 4 -5 competitions plus performances throughout the year.