A hard working young female, who usually has some background in gymnastics, who participates in a sport to throw other girls in the air (or gets thrown and does numerous tricks that need total balance). The young females also try to keep school spirit up. Usually have a bad tendency to fall into the stereotype, unfortunately. Not all the girls are like that and most do very well.
Not everyone is jealous of a cheerleader...in fact most poke fun at cheerleaders out of sheer principle.
When most girls are really young it is a sport that most want to participate in. (I said most not all and that's where I came from they had a poll that stated 78% secretly wanted to be a cheerleader before the age of 8).
Cheerleaders are strong mentally and physically because of all the animosity among classmates and due to the vigourous work in practice. A cheerleader is a tough person mainly on herself/himself. Being judged by peers on game days and at competitions does that.
Very bubbly and can seem "dumb" to outsiders. Tend to have a lot of inside jokes and are mostly very talkative and loud.
Are also known as spirit squads or clubs.
Did you just see that? She is standing on one foot and leaning over without falling (aerobesque) *not quite sure if thats how its spelt*