“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie
After months of preparation that started back at a Varsity Spirit Summer camp, the moment the All-Americans were waiting for had finally arrived! The cheerleaders and dancers woke up bright and early, hopped on the motor coaches, and got ready to represent the USA from across the pond in their adorable red, white, and blue uniforms! Thousands of spectators lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the four different groups of All-Americans: Footloose, Fame, Ghostbusters, and Rocky. The All-Americans performed their dances and stunts at eight different grand stands throughout heart of London. Although it was rainy off and on during the parade, the All-Americans smiles and sprits stayed very bright! It was incredible performing in front of the famous landmarks, including Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square.
This was the 29th consecutive year that Varsity Spirit has performed in the parade, so of course the All-Americans were a crowd favorite! More than 800 cheerleaders and dancers filled the streets with cheer yelling “London, hey London! We love you!” and other various sidelines, even getting the crowd to join in! Performing in the London New Year’s Day Parade was truly an experience of a lifetime and we cannot wait to be back in the beautiful city of London next year already.
We would like to say THANK YOU to the hundreds and hundreds of All-Americans who joined us on the trip this year. We could not have pulled off such an incredible performance and trip without you! And of course, we would like to thank the parents and families who supported the All-Americans throughout this trip both in London and at home in the states. It was an honor to be here this week to represent our communities, country, and Varsity Spirit.