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ABOUT US

What We Believe:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

History of Cross Cheer:

Cross Cheer was founded in 2005, by Brittany Cavender, with the mission of introducing young girls to the sport of cheerleading in a Christ-centered atmosphere. A former SMU Cheerleader, NCA Instructor, Cheer Athletics athlete and Rockwall High School captain, Brittany distinctly remembers those coaches throughout her cheering career who impacted her life for Christ. She was blessed to have coaches who provided sweet encouragement, built confidence and used Bible verses to motivate and inspire.

 

In her senior year at Southern Methodist University, while taking an entrepreneurship class, Brittany realized her dream was to combine her love for children, cheerleading and God into a Christian cheerleading company. Soon after developing a business plan and consulting many friends and talented professionals, her dream became a reality. In the summer of 2005, Cross Cheer was established as an LLC and hosted its first Christian cheerleading camp with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on September 17.

 

18 years later, Cross Cheer has been blessed to partner with over 30 churches in Austin and Dallas, host over 8,000 campers through the years and help launch an All-Star Cheer program in Richardson, TX. 

Our Commitment:

Cross Cheer is committed to providing a fun, safe environment where young girls are taught the fundamentals of cheerleading (motions, cheers, dance, stunts, tumbling & jumps) in a Christ-centered atmosphere and are encouraged spiritually by our Christian coaching staff.

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Partners

We are Blessed to Partner with the following Churches and Academies

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"You and your team are such great role models for the girls."

Caroline's Mom, Dallas TX

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Our Team

We seek to hire coaches who love the Lord, Cheerleading and Kids!

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Owner & Camp Director

Brittany Cavender

Brittany has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, NCA Instructor, TCA coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for over 15 years and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo, Kinsley & JP and attending Grace Community Church in Lindale, TX.

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Camp Manager & Head Coach

Lauren Swaringen

Lauren is a current 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Frisco ISD. She is a former Varsity cheerleader and was involved in the Tumbling and Stunt team at Asbury University. She completed 13 years of middle school cheer coaching. Lauren now attends church at Hope Fellowship in Frisco. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is very excited to continue her Cross Cheer journey spreading the love of Jesus to young girls!

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Head Coach

Elle Brumley

Elle has been cheering for a total of 13 years, doing both competitive cheer as well as sideline cheer. Currently, she is a Division II cheerleader at Harding University. Prior to that, she cheered for 4 years at LoveJoy High School in Lucas, Texas, serving as a Varsity captain for 2 years. In addition to working for Cross Cheer, she previously coached at Pro Spirit of McKinney. Elle absolutely loves Cross Cheer and the opportunity it's given her to share the love of Jesus while also sharing her love for cheer! 

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Head Coach

Avery Durham

Avery currently attends the University of Oklahoma where she is working towards her Bachelor's in Science Education. She has cheered for 12 years. Avery cheered competitively at Pro Spirit, then recreationally, and continued on to cheer for Lovejoy High School. At the University of Oklahoma, she is involved in her sorority and attends Victory Family Church. Avery loves being involved in Cross Cheer. She has a heart for Jesus and children, and she cannot wait to share her passion with the girls through Cross Cheer!

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Head Coach

Clara Woodward

Clara is currently a student at Texas A&M receiving a B.S. in Education in May 2024. She previously cheered competitively at Pro Spirit in Mckinney for 10 years and at Trinity Christian Academy for 5 years. Clara has also worked at Sky Ranch Christian Camps for the past two summers. She has a heart for teaching and coaching young girls, and is so excited to be back this summer to share her love for Jesus and cheerleading!

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