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The Scorpion is an advanced cheerleading stunt that is a combination of basic cheerleading motions and techniques. The stunt can be done on the ground or in the air as part of a cheerleading stunt group.
These instructions are written for performance on the ground, but once you have the general technique down you’ll just need a little hands-on practice to hit the stunt in the air.
This guide introduces the basic steps for the stunt, but should never be used to replace training from a cheer professional.
Increasing flexibility and improving balance are vital training for a cheerleader that wants to master her Scorpion. Without those techniques, a Scorpion cannot be performed cleanly.
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Jessica brings her experience as a gymnast, dancer, team athlete and camp counselor to Cheerleading Blog, and CheerLiving Magazine, as the Editor-in-Chief. Jessica lived in the Chicagoland area, where she received a B.A. in Communications before moving to San Diego. Jessica has a fish tank at her office and at home, is addicted to music and can't resist french fries.