The Highland Squad is open to people of all ages with developmental disabilities. We practice weekly at the Highland Center and perform around the community.
This team focuses on:
• Cheers and Chants
• Cheer skills (jumps, motions, etc.)
• Beginning tumbling
• Beginning stunting
This team performs at events all over the community including:
• Opening Ceremonies of the regional Special Olympics of Washington
• Martin Luther King Day Celebration
• WIAA State High School Cheerleading Championship
• Local cheerleading competitions
• Many other community events
To register for Highland Squad, please call the Highland Center at
*Additional uniform costs for this team may be required as well, usually about $225/cheerleader. We work hard to keep the uniform costs low. We keep the same uniform style so once purchased, the uniform does not need to be purchased again until we change uniform styles.
“This cheer program has given the women and men a chance to be on a squad. In High School they never had an opportunity to experience what it felt like to be up front and perform for others. This class not only teaches them but has given them the confidence they did not have before this. Anne is an amazing coach; she expects the same dedication from the Highland Squad as she does her other squads. She does not look at them as her disabled group. I appreciate her work and proving to others out there that people with disabilities can achieve the same goals as others without disabilities.”
--Kim Indurkar, Highland Community Center
The Eastside Dream Elite cheerleading program is associated with Bellevue Parks, Mercer Island Parks, Renton Parks, Kirkland Parks, Ballard Boys & Girls Club, and Redmond-Sammamish Boys & Girls Club. Try-outs are not required for any EDE teams, and all teams are non-competitive. We work hard to keep costs low for EDE participants. Scholarships for class fees are available from the respective organizations for residents who qualify. Uniform fees are not covered by those scholarships, however we make every effort to help those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate.