just Over 6,000 licensed active, spread across 54 different associations, exercising in the day the sport, according to the Swedish cheerleadingförbundet.
Dynamite Cheerleading from Sundbyberg is Sweden's oldest and largest cheerleadingförening and has 540 active from age six years and up, divided on 24 teams.
" We have a waiting list of those who want to enroll in the club. But we also have the vision that everyone should have a place among us and it is probably why we are so large in number, " says the club's tävlingschef Carolina Rapids.
She herself has exercised cheerleading since she was eleven years old and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
" I grew up in Dynamite Cheerleading and has therefore followed in the development, both in Sweden but also internationally when I have competed in the united states for many years. The last five years, the nordic countries have become very successful and experienced tremendous growth within the cheerleading and been able to place itself on the podium in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.
as well as the organizers for this weekend's contest Nordic Cheer Challenge taking place on 6-7 april in Solnahallen. The Speaker is the Let's Dance jury member Dermot Clemenger.
– On Saturday we have 85 different teams that start where even the team from Finland will participate, which is fun and in each of the teams involved 20-25 pieces. We expect to 1.500-1.700 active set up on Saturday, " says Carolina Rapids.
Nordic Cheer Challenge is on Saturday, divided into two different sections, one förmiddagstävling and a eftermiddagstävling. It's a little unclear how many spectators that will but up to 3,000 people can be brought in for each section. On Tuesday, they had sold a little more than half of all the tickets.
"We spend a lot of money and energy on light and sound for a better experience," says Carolina Rapids.
On Sunday organized a so-called tyckartävling.
" Where we invite teams that are not on the event level than and övningstävlar. Using tyckarprotokoll which means that they get feedback on their programs and the law will not be assessed on the basis of the scoring system. They should prepare themselves for bigger competitions, we want to be able to offer everyone at different levels to come and compete.
a föräldralag to compete during the Nordic Cheer Challenge.
– There are some moms and dads who think that cheerleading is fun and therefore we have created a veteran. It will also parents from other associations.
the Race is good preparation for those who will compete at the national and national CHAMPIONSHIP level in may, tells the Carolina Rapids.