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March 15, 2020

After founding EDE and coaching for 20 years, I really thought nothing could stop us. Don't get me wrong--we've had some TOUGH times. We had a rough competition season this year, but we came through all the challenges and came out on top.

Never did I imagine I would h...

February 7, 2020

With competition season in full swing last month, the January blog post was pushed back to February. We had a challenging competition season this year, but came out on top in the end. But this month, we're talking about the most memorable performances. Here are a few f...

December 7, 2019

Over the last 20 years we have always tried to fill needs in our community with new and fun classes and teams. Our stunt team returned in 2006 as a non-competing team. The name Power Squad was chosen by the first group who were on the team. We also started a tumbling c...

November 13, 2019

A year after starting Basketball Squad, I had several requests from parent and kids to offer a competition team. Competition cheer was in its infancy in Washington in 2001. The Washington State Cheer Coaches Association had very recently been formed with the idea of pe...

October 7, 2019

Twenty years ago I was teaching ballroom dance for the Bellevue Parks Department. As a former competitive ballroom dancer I was thrilled to be teaching something I loved. I was also coaching cheerleading at a high school, and I didn't really care for it, so I only last...

September 9, 2019

I honestly never thought about where I would be 20 years in the future when I first started EDE. Yet here we are...and I can hardly believe it.

Twenty years later I have learned, grown, shed tears, had frustrations. Losses, loves, friendships that will last a lifetime...

August 5, 2019

Summer is in full swing! But already I know we've started thinking about fall, and even about competition season too. Here are some reminders and updates regarding Rec Cheer in Washington State:
 

The Washington Recreational Cheer Programs must be non-school affiliated...

May 16, 2019

I'm a person who loves learning. I loved school...I love classroom settings...I love finding out new things. And then I love trying them out on my kids. So for me, Coaches Conference is one of my favorite times of the year. 

Coaches Conference is coming up in two week...

March 5, 2019

It has been an intense competition season this year! I've fallen behind on the blog because of it. We had a great year out on the Big Blue Floor, and we congratulate all the other teams we saw out there too. Here are the standings from the WSCCA Junior State Championsh...

November 24, 2018

Thank you to author Brett Klika and the American Council on Exercise (acefitness.org) for allowing us to re-post this blog post. Excellent information!

About one-third of American children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Contr...

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