The aim of our sessions is to encourage children to participate within the sport. Cheerleaders will be constantly tested on their strength, flexibility and co-ordination through choreographed routines. Routines will include basic levels of tumbling i.e. forward rolls, cartwheels and round-off’s. Dance containing cheer arm movements known as motions and basic levels of stunting (also known as lifts). We liaise with schools to allow cheerleaders to perform their routines at assembly’s, open evenings and summer fairs, by doing this we are allowing the cheerleaders to gain a sense of achievement as well as increase levels of confidence and fitness. Cheerleaders will also work towards the annual Beas Cheer competition, where they will be judged on each section of their routine by Coaches from some of the top cheer clubs across London.
Berenese D'souza: Founder of Beas Cheer
Before gaining a love for cheerleading Berenese was a former International GB Rhthmic gymnast. It was at University that she became not only one of the Middlesex Katz but also one of BCA's top cheer teams.
In 2010 she became a part time employee for the Saracens RFC community dance program. In less than a year Berenese was head coach for 2 of the Saracens main competing teams. She had also become a Saracens Sensation, which had opened many doors as she had been given the oppurtunity to dance along side Tinie Tempah, Eliza Doolittle, Tinchy Stryder, Cover drive and The Vamps at Wembley Stadium, in front of an audience as big as 60,000+ fans. Summer of 2011 and 2012 Berenese cheered for England at the T20 games, as well as Middlesex Panthers.
In 2013 her competitive cheer team Sapphire Elite had become Jam Fest European Champions as well as National champions at level 4.2
Her coaching qualifications include USASF Cheer coaching, Level 2 Street dance teaching and Level 1 General and Rhythmic gymnastics.
Katie Clarke: Stunt and Junior Coach
Katie first started cheering at school in one of Berenese's after school clubs. It was here she first fell in love with cheerleading at the age of 13. At 15 she became an Allstar cheerleader, but due to college could not commit to the team. Katie's love for cheer couldn't keep her away from the sport. She became a junior coach, helping with our Youth 1 team. After a year of working alongside our head coach, Katie completed her level 2 coaching course. Last season her Stunt group placed 2nd at BCA nationals. This season she is Head coach of our Senior 2 stunt group, Junior 1, and assistant of our Youth 1.
Trish Allan: Minis Coach
Trish is a triple threat, not only is she a coach, but also an Allstar athlete and cheer mum. Trish first got into cheerleading when her daughters started in 2015, she has since been attacked by the cheer bug, which has resulted in her completing her level 2 coaching course. As well as Minis Trish coaches our Cheer4Fun and Buzzy Bea classes.
Anya Mitchell: Minis Coach
Anya first started in the sport of Rhythmic gymnastics, where she was coached by Berenese. After a few years Anya started cheerleading at primary school during a lunch time club, she continued at secondary school, before finally joining Beas Cheerleading. Last season Anya volunteered to help with our youth 1 team before taking part in the BGU coaching course. She is now a fully qualified level 2 coach, helping assist Trish with our Mini 1 team this season.
Georgia Clarke: Junior Coach
Georgia has 4 years of experience as a competitive athlete. She first started at the age of 10, competing with Youth 1, Junior 1, Senior 1 and Senior 2 stunt group.
Georgia holds her BCQ level 1 coaching qualification, allowing her to assist with our tumble class. She has helped many of our little athletes achieve their tumble goals.