Cheerleading very much tends to be thought of as an American institution but two plucky Scottish sisters have danced their way to a shock victory at the cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, Florida. As if this feat wasn’t impressive enough, one of the girls was actually performing with a serious injury having broken her toe just the night before.
21 year old twin sisters Stephanie and Natasha Trainor from Bearsden near Glasgow have been dancing together for an incredible 19 years and attribute at least part of their success to the closeness of their sibling relationship. The girls feel that knowing each other so well enables them to be completely in tune with one other during their dance routines.
Stephanie and Natasha have been cheerleading since the age of 11 but only joined the Scot Cheer team just two months before the world championships so were not expecting to achieve success, a fact that has no doubt made their victory all the sweeter. Sadly Natasha’s broken toe might well mean that her cheerleading career is now over, but what better way to go out than right at the top!
We send our heartiest congratulations to the Trainor sisters for their amazing achievement – what an inspiration! If you’d like to take a leaf out of the girls’ book and try your hand at cheerleading then take a peek at the fantastic range of products in our Dance Accessories shop which includes a great selection of Cheerleading Pom Poms in a choice of bright colours.
By Jennie Humes