Thunder Elite competes extensively in Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Hip Hop Dance.
Our Cheer teams have claimed over forty National titles, and have been named “Nations Best” team three times. In 2014, two of our teams won NCA Nationals. All our Cheer Teams placed in the top 3 of their division at NCA Nationals. All of our eligible Cheer Teams also qualified to compete at the "Summit" in 2014, which is a championship featuring the BEST of the BEST and is televised from Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Our teams are very competitive, however the kids learn to have fun and work as a team. Cheer team begins at age 3.
We currently have teams levels 1 through 4. Competition season starts in October and runs through March. You must try out to be a part of our competitive cheerleading program. Try-outs are late March or early April. An information packet will be available a month before try-outs. No experience is necessary to try out for a Cheerleading Team. We have lots of different ages and ability levels.
Our gymnastics team is the newest addition to Thunder Elite’s competitive program. We began competing in gymnastics in 2009. In our first year we had two South State Level 6 bar champions! Almost 100% of our gymnasts have qualified to the State Championship in the past 4 years in all levels! We compete USAG, and currently offer levels 3 through 5.
The Gymnastics Team is by invitation only, and is pulled from our “Gym Rec” and “Kinder Gym” programs. Invitations for this team goes out in May and August. If you would like to be evaluated for team by a coach, please feel free to set up an evaluation with our front desk. Gymnastics Team begins at age 5.
Our Hip Hop Dance Teams have won over 5 National championships and have been named “Nations Best” team once. In 2014, our Senior Hip Hop Team qualified and competed at "Worlds." Worlds is a competition featuring teams from all over the world, including Japan, Australia, Russia, and many other countries. This is by far the most prestigious competition a Hip Hop Team can ever qualify for. Hip Hop competition season begins in October and runs through March. We compete hip hop starting at age 5 and have teams with beginner to advanced abilities.
You must try out to be a part of our Hip Hop Team program, try-outs are early April. There will be an information packet available one month before try-outs. You do not have to have past experience to try-out for our Hip Hop program.
Show team is a part of our Competitive Cheer program for 2-6 year olds. They attend competitions, but are an exhibition only team, they are not ranked. Show team is a fun way to get your child started in competitive cheerleading!