S: KLM Elite Shimmer 2011 A Season In Review
FC: 2010-2011 KLM Elite Shimmer Season
1: Cheerleading is dedication and hard work, with a twist of rhythm & adventure! I love the competition and knowing I am here to support my team every step of the way. I live, eat, breathe and dream of the action and the bond that makes Elite cheerleaders a special team. And no matter the outcome of the competition, I will know that I have given to the team's performance everything that I have. | Friends | Elite Entourage | Sparkles | Cheerleading | Stars | Dedication | Hard Work | Coaches | Tumbling | Practice | Competitions | Champions! | Shimmer
2: Sydney, Dominique, Mychell, Sawieh, Lauryn, NaKiya, Jocelyn, Cinaiya, Jordyn, Coach Shawnee, Nyjah, LaNeigh, Chase | 2011 KLM Elite Shimmer
4: Time spent meeting and getting to know the girls that will make up the 2010-2011 KLM Elite teams. This was a fun time!
5: KLM Elite Meet & Greet | d rls ms.
6: Workin' at the Carwash!
7: 1st Fundraiser of the 2011 Season Car wash at the Bowie... Great job!
8: The girls take a break from the action... | It's pizza time! | KLM Elite Skate Party SkateZone Crofton, MD
9: Jaida's crew...Stephanie, Jada, Miss Nicole
10: Elite Boot Camp with Sergeant Chris Lee
12: And then the real fun begins... Practice, Practice, Practice!
13: Our team captains... Lauryn, Domi. Nyjah
14: Making sure hairbows are in place... | Nevelyn & Jaida
15: Sparkles getting ready. | And now for the make-up. Ready! | & Jaida
16: Time to "Show OFF" & show'em what we're working with! Competition season begins... JamLive DC, Washington Convention Center Washington, DC
19: ...and the winners are... KLM Elite Sparkles - 1st Place KLM Elite Shimmer - 1st Place KLM Elite Stars - 2nd Place
20: KLM Elite Takes the Maryland State Championships by Storm!! The KLM Elite season is in full swing. Coming off our appearance at Jamfest's Live! DC competition, the teams headed back to the gym to get ready for the Maryland State Championships. The Coaches, Staff and cheerleaders changed routines, fixed stunts and enhanced the formations....So on Saturday, January 22nd they were ready!!
21: KLM ELITE SPARKLES 1ST PLACE Level 2 Mini Recreation KLM ELITE SHIMMER 1ST PLACE Level 2 – Jr. Recreation And it didn't stop there . . . KLM ELITE SHIMMER Level 2 Division Winner Both Teams GOT THEM JACKETS . . . | KLM ELITE STARS WINNER OF THE WOW AWARD Level 3 – Sr Recreation KLM ELITE STARS 1ST PLACE Level 3 Senior Recreation THEY GOT THEM JACKETS!!! There’s more. . KLM ELITE STARS Level 3 Division Winner BUT it doesn’t stop there. . KLM ELITE STARS GRAND CHAMPIONS
23: KLM Elite Shimmer | Maryland, DC, Virginia all know... we're like that, and that's the way it is! | Who are we?
24: KLM Elite Teams Victorious at the North County Regionals! | The opening tumbling is GREAT...look at those SHIMMER GIRLS FIRE-UP THE MAT. Onto tumbling - tumbling is the key and they hit it so well... Shimmer has been working on a change to the pyramid and everyone is anxious to see it. Coach Donnella even yells “CONNECT” and the pyramid hits perfectly and the crowd goes wild!
28: KLM Elite Stole the Show Again at the Terps Championships!
29: KLM ELITE NEWS 2011 – Edition 2.12.2011
30: Amazing!! | Sparkles...1st Place Shimmer...2nd Place Stars...1st Place & Grand Champions! | .
31: STARS Doin' What They Do!!
32: The team celebrated Tyrah & Tarrah's 15th birthday at Buffalo Wild Wings, College Park, MD after their win.
35: Memories of our trip to Georgia
36: Breakfast time and we decided to find a Shoney’s Restaurant since they have a breakfast buffet. Everyone was seated quickly, food was good and we were back on our journey to Georgia | Breakfast Time!
37: Finally, we've arrived at our hotel, Courtyard Marriott Gwinnett Mall, Duluth, Georgia. The girls are off to the nearby mall for dinner while the coaches head to dinner and then the Gwinnett Center for the coaches' meeting.
38: Fun at the Courtyard Atlanta, Gwinnett Mall | The girls arrived at the hotel after a 13hour bus ride from Largo, MD and jumped right into the fun of a door decorating contest. The coaches got in on the action too!
40: Live! Nationals Dance Party!!
42: We came...we saw...we conquered the state of Georgia! OHHH NOOOO . . . ITS RAINING CATS AND DOGS!! . . THE HAIR, THE HAIR . . . CURLS WILL BE FRIZZED & PONY TAILS WILL BE FLAT. . . WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO??? . . . THE ANSWER IS NOTHING. . LOL. . So we load the bus and head to the Gwinnett Center to get this competition started on the right foot! . . First stop is the KLM Elite meeting room. The Sparkles and Shimmer get focused and ready to take the long walk to the official Dress Rehearsal Area. But first, let’s take some pictures on the Red Carpet. They STRIKE A POSE for their parents and fans. And now it’s time to hit the performance floor. When it's all said & done...
43: KLM ELITE SPARKLES 1ST PLACE National Champions Level 2 Mini Recreation KLM ELITE SHIMMER 1ST PLACE National Champions Level 2 – Jr. Recreation Both Teams GOT THEM JACKETS & Banners . . . | And then the Stars... KLM ELITE STARS 1ST PLACE National Champions Level 3 Senior Recreation THEY GOT THEM JACKETS and a Banner too!
46: LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! | More awesome action shots taken at various competitions.
47: SURPRISE!!!!!! Happy Birthday Coach De'Ven!!
48: KLM Elite brings the fire to the UMBC Championships!! | This always proves to be a fun & exciting competition. Today was no exception. Despite all the injuries on all 3 teams & the need for crossovers, not only did we take home 3 1st place wins, both Sparkles & Stars were Grand Champions for their levels, Shimmer & Stars won the Power Pyramid awards & Stars were selected as the "Super Stars of Spirit"!!
50: Cheer Excitement Competition at McKinley Tech! 3/26/11
51: Clownin' around! | The competition is crowded. Do you think it's because of the big showdown between KLM and MCC?? I don't know but., tensions are high and spirits are even higher. There are so many KLM Elite fans in the stands that all you can see is a sea of that ORANGE, BLUE & WHITE!! . . Our fans are the best! | The girls did great and Riayn performed today as a Star & a Shimmer since Jordyn injured her elbow.
52: We came, we saw...but this was not our day to conquer. When it was all said & done: Sparkles - 1st Place, Mini Rec, L2 Shimmer - 1st Place, Jr. Rec, L2 Stars - 2nd Place, Sr. Rec, L4 We also had Nyjah (Shimmer) & Donni (Stars) win the Captains' Choice Awards.
53: KLM Elite's Mission... Conquer & Destroy at McKinley Tech!
54: A Surprise Baby Shower for Coach Tamika & Miss Lacresia
55: Coach Tamika & New Big Sister, Taliyah
56: Ladies of KLM Elite RIP THE RUNWAY!!
60: Getting to the end of our season & U.S. Finals, so time for more.. Practice, Practice, Practice!
61: All 3 teams showcase | Big changes in effect for all three teams in preparation for U.S. Finals. Trying hard to bring home those jackets!
62: Happy Birthday Jordynnn!!!
63: Our parents... The Elite Entourage represents our girls like no other!!
64: Busch Gardens Spring Fling Competition Williamsburg, VA
65: What a beautiful day to be at Busch Gardens. It's a little cool but the sun is shining and the day will only get better. We couldn't have asked for a better day than this one. Busch Gardens is one of the most beautiful theme parks that I've ever been to. The girls come out and are a little apprehensive about tumbling on the non-spring performance floor, but we make the most of it. A the end of the day... Sparkles...1st Place Shimmer...1st Place Stars...3rd Place
68: US Finals, Washington, DC | Sparkles...2nd Place Shimmer...7th Place Stars...3rd Place
69: The KLM Elite Family
71: Smiles As Sweet As Spring
72: The KLM Elite Staff!!
73: The awesome ladies of KLM Elite. Coaches & Staff, YOU ROCK!!
74: 'Twas the morning before US Finals & all through the house. All the Sparkles, Shimmer & Stars were running around like a mouse. All the Cheerleaders were getting their hair curled with grease. Getting ready for the big cheerleading competition in DC. The Coaches were ironing their t-shirts with care, Trying not to burn them because nervousness was in the air. Marcella with her note pad & Sharita with her purse, Were waiting for everyone to show up & ready to burst! All the bows were hung on the hair with care, And blue, silver & orange make-up was everywhere. To the beltway we rode, with cheers on high: GO SPARKLES! GO SHIMMER! GO STARS! & COACHES! GO ORANGE! GO BLUE! GO WHITE! WE GOT THE MOSTEST!! To the US Finals we go & arrive on time, We’re claiming trophies, yes they’re mine. Cheerleaders, Cheerleaders & lots of hocus pocus, We came to win & Elite is focused. The time has come to do our thang, Sparkles, Shimmer & Stars take the floor with a big bang. The crowd was roaring & Elite was on point, Yeah the Orange Blue & White rocked this joint! Our final performance at the rec. level was done, Now we wait to see if we’ve won We did our best and that’s all we can do. Coach Adrienne, Shawnee, Tamika, Lisa, De’Ven, Em’Ria & Donnella are proud of you. We got the trophies 2nd, 3rd & 7th place, Don’t be discouraged because we’re still in this race The Stars have aligned & next season is not far away But what can I say Get ready cheer world, Elite All-Stars are on the WAY !!! “E.A. BABEEEEE”