Thursday, November 30, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
A batch of promising cheer dancers from Mackay are bound for Hawaii next May to compete at the Global Cheer and Dance Games.
Young performers from the Adrenalin Cheer and Dance school based at North Mackay showed their wares at the recent Cheerbrandz Super Nationals Championships, staged at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena – securing many places and victories across the weekend.
It was the final event of the season for the Mackay club, with the Senior Hip Hop ‘Envy’ team receiving the greatest accolades after clinching all three major awards.
The ‘Envy’ combination were crowned Queensland Division champions and Hip-Hop Grand Champions, taking out the prestigious Super Grand Champions award for Hip Hop. This fact making them the highest scoring team across all three event locations in Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand.
Comprised of nine gifted senior dancers aged 14 to 17 years, the Envy team wowed the crowd and judges with their fierce and skilful performance, earning themselves a partially-paid bid to represent Australia at the Global Games in Hawaii in May 2024.
"To say the team were thrilled would be an understatement,” reflected Adrenalin Cheer and Dance club owner and Head Coach Kelly Munt.
“There were smiles from ear to ear and plenty of emotion after the event and we couldn't have hoped for a better end to the season.
“The Envy team are the 2022 AASCF National champions for the Senior Hip-Hop division but know with dance teams each season, you start back at the bottom,” Kelly quipped.
“We are proud of how far they have come to end their 2023 season on such a high.” she added.
If having one representative team selected wasn't enough, the Adrenalin club’s Dreamers Senior Level 4 cheer combination also impressed the judges and the crowd - winning their division and being awarded Level 4 runner-up Grand Champions.
The result earned Dreamers a wildcard bid to also represent Australia in their division for the Global Cheer and Dance Games. Dreamers’ 15 senior athletes, many lining up in their first season of Level 4, remain undefeated for the 2023 season.
Head Coach Kelly said the club as a whole was very supportive of not only the two bid-winning teams but each combination, from the first-season athletes up to the experienced All Stars.
“We put on some of our best work of the season at the Super Nationals event and are proud of all the teams, sensational coaches and the parents who make the club our family.” Kelly stated.
Adrenalin club’s Dreamers Senior Level 4 cheer team won their division and finished Level 4 runner-up Grand Champions at the recent Super Nationals Championships.
Contributed By Chris Karas
Adrenalin Cheer and Dance club’s Envy combination took home the prestigious Super Grand Champions award for Hip-Hop at the recent Super Nationals Championships
Adrenalin club’s Dreamers Senior Level 4 cheer team won their division and finished Level 4 runner-up Grand Champions