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Durham University

Team Durham

Cheerleading

About Us

Durham Divas are the cheer, dance and stunt squad for Durham University students, with over 80 members. We compete nationally with numerous successes including two Grand National Champion titles. Durham Divas consists of four competitive teams; Level 3 and Level 2 cheerleading teams, a Lyrical dance team and a Pom dance team. We also have a non-competitive performance team.

Our competitive cheerleading teams are energetic yet challenging with routines consisting of stunting, tumbling, jumps and dance. Experience in dance or gymnastics is useful but no experience is needed to join our teams and we will always look for the best in people and train you up from no experience to Grand Champions.

Pom dance incorporates a fast upbeat routine including a variety of jumps, kicks and turns, with strong arm movements using poms. Last year the team successfully placed 1st at regionals and 6th at nationals, it was also the first time that the category was included in the intercollegiate competition!

Lyrical dance uses turns, leaps, floor work and flowing movements to create beautiful, heart-wrenching routines. The team also became Dance Grand Champions at regionals last year!

The performance team doesn’t follow any competition guidelines or limits, so routines are creative and built to impress. It’s a great opportunity to push yourself, hone your skills, and learn high level stunts! Because of this, a year of either cheer or tumbling experience is needed for this team.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new members this year!


Our Teams:

Eclipse celebrated a successful season last year getting 1st place at Future Cheer University Nationals and winning the title of grand champions in February! Our all-girl level 3 team’s hard work and determination paid off, putting out creative and complex routines throughout the season.

Infinity also had an outstanding season, placing 1st at ICC University Nationals in March, improving on their 2nd place victory from the previous year! Our co-ed level 2 team really wowed the judges this year with their clean and exciting routine, an achievement that made everyone at Divas extremely proud.

Onyx is a new team this season to be comprised of male and female members. We cannot wait to see what creative and difficult elements they showcase this year!

Stardust impressed the judges this year with their sharp, beautifully executed, and energy-filled routine. This coming year they are looking forward to breaking the records set last year, making prospects for this team very exciting!

Electra had an amazing season, placing 3rd at university nationals in February! The girls put out an amazing routine with beautiful technique resulting in a heart wrenching performance. We cannot wait to see what the new year holds for them!


Club Captain: Sian Milligan

Coaches: Jaz Newton