“Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right.”
I wouldn’t even want my teenaged girl chanting that.
The parents complained and the solution, proposed by another parent, is that the girl be kicked off the team. So they voted, unanimously deciding to boot her booty. Kicked off the island, sent packing. This is reality cheerleading. Only the vulgar survive.
They did say she could try out again next year. How nice. The parents, fortunately, think they’ll skip the humiliation. “We’re probably going to look to get her into gymnastics,” said the mom.
Good idea. Gymnastics still seems to be about strength and agility and balance. And most places are perfectly happy to take your money to teach the skills.
Maybe cheerleading is different in different places – I know baseball and soccer are very different, depending on where you live. I suggest if other adults think the sexualization of children is “cute” or amusing, then better to be voted off when she’s 6, than have to fight the culture for years and years.