Remember the dialogue in the movie “Bring It On” where the Clovers accuse the Toros for stealing their routines? Like they’ve worked so hard creating cheers and choreographing new moves only to see them being done on competition by another team?
Isis: Know what? She’s right. See, then we’d be doing them a favor. Then they could feel good about sending Raggedy Ann up here to jack us for our cheers.
Torrance Shipman: Raggedy Ann?
Isis: Ugly redhead with a video camera permanently attached to her hand. Y’all been coming up here for years trying to steal our routines.
Lafred: And we just love seeing them on ESPN.
Torrance Shipman: What are you talking about?
Isis: ‘Brr, it’s cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere’? I know you don’t think a white girl made that shit up. Our future service is over as of this moment.
Isis: Every time we get some, here y’all come trying to steal it, putting some blonde hair on it and calling it something different.
Imagine the shock of a former Salinggawi member’s life when she saw a video of cheerleaders with uniforms like these…
You’d pretty much be surprised as well.
That team on the video is from General Santos City, and sad to say a lot of cheer squads outside of Imperial Manila base their routines from what they see on UAAP and NCAA cheer competitions (but most of time it’s UAAP).
The Salinggawi member cannot hide her frustration…
“Ang sarap lumipad patungong General Santos City at pagsasampalin ang mga lapastangang ito…
Sayang, magagaling pa naman sila. They have the capacity to do even greater things but they stooped down to a level far lower than hell.”
Although there are no rules about one team not allowed to copy other team’s routines, it’s actually being looked down upon. I mean, come on, THINK. Bring your creative minds together and come up with a routine that would wow us.