ACDA Introduces the First Rock ‘N Roll Series Top of the Charts Rankings!

If you haven’t seen the revamped ACDA (American Cheer and Dance Academy) cheer and dance event themes yet, they’re definitely worth checking out! ACDA (a division of the EPIC Brands) has upgraded their look this season to reflect several fun, fresh series including the Rock ‘N Roll Championships, High Rollers Vegas-style championships, and the ever-popular Reach the Beach, now broken up into Beach Blast Championships and Nationals!
The first two events of our Rock ‘N Roll Championship series last weekend were largely successful in both Maryland and Louisiana, and we’ve introduced our first ever “Top of the Charts” List, consisting of the best 10 team scores from all Rock ‘N Roll Championships combined during the 2012-2013 competition season. Top of the Charts will be updated after each event, and the team with the highest score overall will be awarded $5,000 in EPIC money! Do YOU have what it takes to reach the Top of the Charts??

Here is where our Rock ‘N Roll Championship series teams stand so far:

Organization Team Event Score Rank
LA Xtreme All Stars Senior L3 Cajun Classic 94.67 1
Louisiana Rebels All Stars Mini L1 Cajun Classic 93.44 2
Louisiana Rebels All Stars Youth L1 Cajun Classic 93.25 3
Louisiana Rebels All Stars Senior L2 Cajun Classic 92.56 4
Louisiana Rebels All Stars Senior L3 Cajun Classic 92.54 5
Allstar Cheer Express ACE Divas- Junior L1 Cajun Classic 92.10 6
Totally Tumbling Fierce Black- Senior L4 Cajun Classic 91.35 7
Cougars Competitive Cheer Lynx- Senior Rec L4 Retro Rock 89.18 8
Spirit of Cheer Fusion- Senior L3 Cajun Classic 88.60  9
Champion Cheernastics Purple- Junior L2 Cajun Classic 88.03  10

Check back after each Rock ‘N Roll event to see who’s at the top!

 

 

 

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Morton Bergue of Cheergyms.com is our Second Gym Owner Featured in Inside Publications!

EPIC launches the Second Celebrity Coach Feature with Inside Publications!

As already said in our first post about the EPIC Coach Features we will be doing this season with Inside Cheerleading and Cheer Biz News, there are a multitude of “EPIC” cheer programs in the United States, thanks to the hard work and determination of people that have a genuine love for our sport! We got a chance to catch up with Morton Bergue, owner of Cheergyms.com and world- renowned coach, choreographer, speaker, and judge. Morton has been involved in the cheer and dance industry for 30 years, and has been blessed with opportunities that many of us can only dream about.

In addition to being a successful gym owner with 3 cheerleading facilities in California, Morton has also been a judge for every major cheerleading company in the industry, choreographer for many well-known productions such as the Aloha Bowl, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, and a key note speaker at many of the top USASF and NACCC meetings and conferences. His ability to talk to people and love for this industry has been a crucial element to his success, and we look forward to seeing him and his teams do more great things in seasons to come!Check out his feature in the August 2012 issue of Inside Cheerleading, and find his full interview at www.theepicbrands.com!

Reach the Beach All Star Nationals: NOW Giving 2 FULL PAID and 6 AT LARGE Worlds Bids!!

Reach the Beach Nationals is ACDA’s most popular event, now entering its sixteenth season at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. The event will be held this upcoming season on April 5-7, 2013 and is open to all star and collegiate level teams. This event has been giving away many coveted prizes, including US Finals bids, Cheerleading Worlds bids, and even a car to a lucky coach at random each year, and now has increased its prize package even more!

Instead of one full paid and three at large Worlds bids as were given in the past, the Reach the Beach All Star Nationals will now be awarding TWO full paid and SIX at large bids to the USASF Cheerleading Worlds, in addition to the other prizes mentioned previously. The goal in doing this is to give even more level-eligible teams the opportunity to attend the most prestigious event in the spirit industry, and Reach the Beach is one of the last opportunities to do so in the 2012-2013 season.

For more information, visit http://www.acdaspirit.com or call us at 877-322-2310!

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders set to perform at Spirit Unlimited’s Charm City Championship!

Spirit Unlimited has invited some very special guests to their Charm City Championship event being held on December 15, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders will be attending this event for the first time in several years, featuring both the dance and stunt squads in an exclusive performance. They will also host an autograph session during the event, where attendees can get photos or other paraphernalia signed!

The Charm City Championship is one of Spirit Unlimited’s oldest running events, and this year’s competition will be sure to outdo those of the past. It is part of Spirit Unlimited’s new Premier Series, including an upgraded staging and lighting system and a glamorous red carpet, high class theme. Please visit Spirit Unlimited’s website for more information and to register.

For more information on EPIC Brands and upcoming events, please visit http://www.theepicbrands.com or call 1-877-322-2310. Please visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Private Skills and Choreography Camps are still available through EPIC Brands this summer!

There is still plenty of time to register for a private custom camp or choreography camp this summer! Choose from one of the options below.
  • Custom Cheer or Dance Camps- 1, 2 or 3 day camps includes all the elements needed to get your team started off to the best season. Held privately at your facility by our great instructors, you choose the elements taught in your camp from our custom menu!
  • Level Stunt Camps- Focus on pyramids and partner stunts specific to the level your team will be competing in for the upcoming season! Camps are grouped by USASF Levels: 1-6 appropriate material is taught for each level.
  • High School Prep Camps- Open to all skill levels, you will learn about all the new NFHS stunting rules, new scoring rubrics, and how to improve all of your skill sets with new creative skills being taught by some of the best cheerleading and gymnastics instructors in the country!
  •  Parks and Rec Cheer Camps- Hosted by your local parks and recreation or youth organizations, these commuter camps are a fantastic way to let your little ones gain experience in cheerleading at an affordable cost!
www.theepicbrands.com/camps for more information and to find registration forms
Questions? Contact us at 877-322-2310!

Need help creating a routine to rock out for the season? We can help!
Our EPIC 2:30 choreographers will come to your facility to create a fully custom routine for you, including custom music! We can do any part of a routine or the entire thing, so pricing is completely customized to your needs. Please contact Mike@CheerMixALot.com for more information.

EPIC launches the Celebrity Coach Ad series with Inside Publications!

There are a multitude of “EPIC” cheer programs in the United States, thanks to the hard work and determination of people that have a genuine love for our sport. This season, the EPIC Brands has decided to highlight a few of the most renowned people in this industry! Each cover advertisement that EPIC places in Inside Cheerleading or Cheer Biz News magazines will feature a different gym owner and coach that we have been able to catch up with this summer, along with an exclusive interview about their experiences in the industry inside the magazine and on EPIC’s social media and websites.

We love to reward people that have worked so hard to be successful, and we believe that this campaign will not only highlight what these people have achieved, but will also allow others just starting out to gain insight on their tips for following in their footsteps. Our first celebrity coach feature ad launched in the July 2012 issue of Cheer Biz News, featuring Tara Cain of the Maryland Twisters. Her program currently runs out of 2 facilities in Maryland and is home to 26 teams, including World Champions F5. Collectively, this program has taken over 200 national titles and 4 World Championships. Check out her story at www.theepicbrands.com!Image

Do you know of a program or a gym owner that should be highlighted in our next ad? There will be a total of 10 features created throughout the entire 2012-2013 season, so we’ve got room for more! Email Jennifer@theepicbrands.com to nominate your favorite renowned gym owner.