☆ International Cheerdance Club Trial ☆
Try out Cheer Dancing and learn to shake your pom-poms!
First timers OK. This is an English dance club!
Dates & Times:
- Every 2nd Saturday of Each Month: 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/08, 7/13, 8/17, 9/14, 10/12, 11/09, 12/14
- Time: 14:00-15:30
13: 45 Reception
14:00 Warm-up & Stretching
14: 30 Cheer Dance!
15: 15 Dance Presentation ~ Parents Welcome!
15: 30 End of Session
Price: 2,500 yen (tax included)
Ages: 7 to 15 years old
Location: Jiyugaoka Studio 2-22-3-101 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 135-0035
- Lessons are delivered in main language of Cross Kids Cheerdance Club: English. Assistance will be provided in Japanese whenever necessary. Beginners in English are OK!
- We welcome those with no or little experience in cheers dance! This is a fun introductory session for all levels.
Requirements: exercise clothes, shoes, drinks (water)
Registration: on site
Application Deadline: Monthly
Instructor: Monica Sakaguchi
Monica was born in Dallas Texas, USA. She grew up in the United States until she was 12 years old, and spent her middle school years in Japan.
She was a member of the Doshisha University cheerleading club. After graduation, she belonged to the VIPERS club team, winner of the West Japan Competition, Kansai Tournament Competition, and 2nd place winner of the National Championships.
For four years, Monica worked as a cheerleader dedicated to the X league Fuji Xerox J-stars, and for the next 4 years she belonged to Tokyo’s parent-child cheerleading team called the MDK Dolphins. She participated in the Social Working Competition, National Convention Exhibition Division. In addition, she has been active for two years as a member of the Sailor’s All Stars, mainly in Nagoya.
Manager: Moeko Shimada
Moeko Shimada is the chairperson of the Cheer Spirit, an organization dedicated to promoting the education of Cheer Dance instructors, and the growth of the sport in Japan. After working as an exclusive cheerleader for football, basketball, and soccer, she chose to pursue a career in cheer dance teacher education.
Moeko has also been heavily involved in the direction and production of various sports promotions throughout Japan, such as for professional baseball, the B league, and the American football X League. In 2014 she established the Tigers Girls, the official cheer dance club of the Hanshin Tigers where she served as director for five years.
As a result of Moeko’s years of experience teaching a diverse range of students from 3 years old beginners to professionals, she is currently actively engaged in cheerleader instructor training through her own organization, Cheer Spirit.