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Capital Cheer All-Stars

Quality cheer training in a safe, happy environment

Today's cheerleaders are highly trained competitive athletes. Capital Cheer All-Stars is dedicated to teaching cheerleaders the proper techniques and training them to be the best they can be.

Carla Colbeck founded Capital Cheer All-Stars in 2005, and the program has grown and thrived ever since. With 120 current members, it's one of the largest co-ed cheerleading programs in Michigan. Carla estimates that 60-75 percent of their students are from Holt.

The Capital Cheer facility is a cheer paradise. It boasts two "cheer floors"—gymnastics floors with springboards underneath—that Carla and her sister Laura installed themselves. There are trampolines, mirrored walls, an athlete lounge, and a huge lobby with the “latest and greatest parent viewing area.” Wireless monitors throughout the gym transmit to the lobby so the parents can watch their athletes in comfort. 
Capital Cheer All-Stars offers classes for ages three to college, from beginning to advanced skill levels, and for varying levels of competition. It also offers dance and gymnastics/tumbling classes.
“We literally have a team for everyone," said Carla. "We do not make cuts. When we have our tryouts in the spring, we take everyone on the team. We place them first by age, then by skill level. It makes a level playing field for everyone." Starting next season, there will even be a team for special needs athletes. 
Carla says Capital Cheer All-Stars provides a happy and safe environment where athletes not only learn and advance their cheer skills––they learn self-discipline, respect, communication and compromise, as well as good sportsmanship and community service. The fully trained staff is approved and certified by the U.S. All Star Federation. There are 10 instructors including Carla, Laura and their mom, Susan. 
Carla and Laura credit their family's support for helping make the business what it is today. "We couldn’t have done it without the help of our parents," Carla said. "My mom and dad and stepdad are all an integral part of the business." 
That family feeling carries over to the program, Carla said. "From the littlest cheerleader to the oldest girl...these kids treat each other like sisters.”
Capital Cheer All-Stars is at 4216 Legacy Parkway, Suite B, Lansing, 614-2807,


Last updated: May-13-2014

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