Lori Todd has been in the cheer and dance industry most of her life. Most recently, Lori stepped down after nine years as coach of the national champion SMU Pom Squad and SMU Mini Mustangs, a program she started. Lori was also the director of?the national award-winning Hillcrest High School Panthers for seven years.?Having studied ballet for 16 years, Lori joined her high school drill team as a sophomore and was the captain her senior year. Lori then studied journalism at the University of North Texas, where she danced on the dance team and was captain her senior year. Lori spent two years as a Dallas Mavericks Dancer as well. She judges cheer and dance on the local, regional and national level and worked for NCA/NDA for over 10 years. Lori currently is the journalism teacher, yearbook and newspaper adviser at Hillcrest High School in Dallas.
Competition Fees: Parents, a quick read on what your fees are paying for
As a parent do you ever wonder what your competition fees are paying for for your cheerleader or dancer? As a coach or director, do you want to provide the information to your parents but find it difficult to explain? We’ve noticed that a lot of parents are left asking the questions: “What do my […]
Ways To Keep Your Team Motivated Through Competition and/or Show Season
It’s competition and/or spring show time and everyone could use a little motivation to keep them going. Here are a couple of ideas that we thought may keep your team members laughing and smiling through the rough times of preparation! Team Motivation Countdown – Assign a practice day to each of your team members, counting […]
Paying it Forward
It is truly amazing how our country comes together when natural disaster hits. We forget about all of the things that divide us and we unite as one to support one another. As the families of Southeast Texas and Florida are faced with devastating destruction and a complete rebuild of their lives, we all are wondering […]
A Quick Guide on Caring for Your Poms
So many coaches, cheerleaders and dancers would like to know how to keep their poms in performance shape throughout the season. So here is a quick list to share that may help. Keep them out of the car and garage! Poms don’t like heat and moisture so be sure to take them in your house. […]
You’ve Made the Team!! Now What?
Congratulations!! You are a member of next year’s cheerleading or dance team! How exciting! All the hard work paid off. All the research and practicing was worth it, right? So now that you are on the team, what happens next? What are the expectations and what may be required of you? Here is a quick […]
TOP 5 CHEER and DANCE TRYOUT TIPS
TOP 5 CHEER and DANCE TRYOUT TIPS Do your homework!! Joining a team is a huge commitment, and you want to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into before you tryout. Does the team compete? When are their practices? How much is the financial commitment? These are all the questions that […]
Cheerleading.com/CCDancewear and the Lone Star Cheerleading Association Announce Partnership
Cheerleading.com/CCDancewear and the Lone Star Cheerleading Association Announce Partnership Cheerleading.com/CCDancewear is excited to announce a new partnership with the Lone Star Cheerleading Association. Cheerleading.com/CCDancewear has become the official and exclusive uniform partner of the Lone Star Cheerleading Association providing their staff with practice wear and uniforms for all camps and appearances. "We couldn't be more […]
A “How To” Guide for fitting your Cheer or Dance Team!
Ready-OK! You have your team members chosen, now you need to make sure they shine on the field, gym floor or competition mat. Cheerleading.com and CC Dancewear make it easy to size your team members! Simply request one of our convenient TEAM FIT KITS or measure your team members yourself and choose sizes based on […]
“Deeply Rooted”: Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Convention 2016
CC Dancewear kicked off the new year and celebrated 15 years of our catalog at the Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Convention and Exhibit in The Woodlands, Texas, in early January. We were thrilled to get our product in front of so many directors, dance teachers and students at the exhibition. We had a great time […]
Before you get all pink-ed out for your PINK-OUT game, here's a little reminder on why we wear pink and how you can do more!!! Tis the season….it’s PINK-TOBER! This past weekend, we started seeing big burly football players sporting pink sweatbands, gloves and tall socks on the gridiron, cheerleaders cheering on their respective football teams with bright, […]
Being a Role Model
As the school year approaches, here is just a reminder that you are a ROLE MODEL at all times Football season here we come! It’s the beginning of a new school year. There is a ton of excitement in the air. Uniforms have been ordered, sideline routines have been established, drill team halftimes have been […]
Cheer for LA 2015
We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how about you? On July 25, over 200 Unified and special needs cheerleaders from across the country will participate in Cheer for LA in conjunction with the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. These cheerleaders, who range in age from 6 to 42, are volunteering […]