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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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Brittany Cavender



Brittany has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, Trinity Christian Academy coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for a decade and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas and Austin area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo & Kinsley (twins born July 2015) and JP (born June 2018) and attending Grace Community Church in Lindale, TX.


Lauren Swaringen

Camp Manager & Head Coach


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 is finishing up her 13th year as a middle school cheer coach. She attends church at Hope Fellowship in Frisco. Lauren 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!

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

-Caroline's Mom, Dallas, TX


Elle Brumley

Head Coach


Elle has been cheering for a total of 12 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. While at LoveJoy, her competition team won several titles including 2nd Place Overall in Texas at the UIL State Competition. 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! 



Avery Durham

Head Coach


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 her school, Lovejoy, 7th-12th grade. During her time at Lovejoy, her team won several awards including 2nd place overall in Texas at the UIL State Competition. At the University of Oklahoma, she is involved in her sorority and serves on exec for OU Dance Marathon. While in Norman, Avery 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!



Clara Woodward

Head Coach


Clara is currently a student at Texas A&M receiving a B.S. in Education in May 2024 and then will continue to receive her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in the Summer of 2025. She previously cheered competitively at Pro Spirit in Mckinney for 10 years. In addition to this she cheered at Trinity Christian Academy, while working at Cross Cheer during the summer and aiding the All-Star Prep team in 2020. She also has a heart for camp ministry, working at Sky Ranch Christian Camps for the past two summers serving students in Van, TX, and families in Colorado. 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! 



We are Blessed to Partner with the following Churches and Academies

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"Hi Brittany, Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week with amazing coaches! Elliekate loved every minute of it! It truly is such a blessing to have a camp that points the girls to Jesus each day and gives them ways to apply it to daily life. She's still doing the cheers for us and my favorite one is the verse - so sweet! Many thanks, Heather" 


"Hi there Brittany! We absolutely LOVED your cheer camp. We were so pleased by every aspect of the camp and how it was truly centered around God! Your cheer coaches were great, along with all of the cheers. Thank you again for letting us do a make up! Love y'all! Heather"


Contact Us:      469-708-9563

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