Wednesday, April 4, 2012

High and higher with great attitudes

Over 200 kids display skills at SMAS meet

Wood River High School’s gym in Hailey overflowed with energy and activity Saturday during the “Altitude with Attitude” Cheer and Dance Challenge. Courtesy photo

Hailey's Spirit n' Motion Athletic School (SMAS) Cheerleading and Gymnastics Gym hosted the fourth annual "Altitude with Attitude" Cheer and Dance Challenge Saturday at Wood River High School's gym.

Talented young cheerleaders, tumblers and gymnasts from southern Idaho and Utah showed progress in their self confidence, athletic skills, teamwork and self esteem.

SMAS coach Amanda Norton said, "It was an amazing event with a packed gym full of tons of energy and spirit. In 2.5-minute routines, the cheerleaders performed amazing stunts, pyramids, jumps, tumbling and gymnastics skills, all combined to dance and super fun choreography.

The three Spirit n' Motion teams each took second place during Saturday's contest. Black Diamonds only lost first place by 0.1 of a point.

SMAS will present its free end-of-year recital and demonstration Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. SMAS offers classes from 18 months-Adult in Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Zumba. It will start its new season in May for both Competitive Cheer and Gymnastics Teams. Contact Amanda at 720-4306 or visit

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