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The Needle is 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 steps will help you practice mastering the stunt on the ground before trying it in the air.
A cheerleader that wants to master her Needle stunt is going to have to put major time into improving her flexibility and improving balance. Without those techniques, a Needle cannot be performed properly,
*This guide should serve as an introduction to the basic steps for a Needle stunt and should be used as a reference only. This guide should not be used to replace the instruction and supervision of a trained professional.
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.