I attended Step Ahead Gymnastics for 6 years. In these 6 years I had taken the intermediate classes, tumbling classes, and private lesions. I decided to go the cheerleading route and all of the classes allowed me to make my Middle school cheerleading team, my High School JV cheerleading team my freshman year, Varsity Cheerleading team for the next 3 years, and soon joined the Jacksonville All Star level 4 Senior Coed team that Christy coaches. I learned skills such as back handsprings, tucks, layouts, and began to work on fulls. The All Star teams traveled to compete in many competitions during the year, and I can honestly say we always had a competitor in our category, we never competed against ourselves. All of this would have not been achieved if I hadn?t had the coaching from Christy, and other fellow coaches. I know many other athletes that I had the privilege of working with went on to cheer at North Carolina State University (Large Coed, All Girl), The University of Chapel Hill (Large Coed), Elon University (Coed), High Point University (All Girl), East Carolina University (All Girl), and The University of Charlotte (All Girl). I also know many Dancers who go on to pursue dance careers attending University of the Arts in New York, and cheering on teams in college such as The University of Chapel Hill, The University of Charlotte, and North Carolina State University. When putting your child in classes, and they don?t advance, it is not because of the coaches, it?s because the child doesn?t strive for success. The coaches cannot make you want to learn a skill, the athlete themselves have to want to learn that skill. Also you cannot expect to practice once a week and learn a new skill in a month. It takes multiple times of practicing things to understand and learn a new skill. With all this being said, Step Ahead is a great facility, the coaches have to get safety certified, and have experience in the classes they are teaching.