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19 Struggles Girls Who Were In High School Poms Know To Be True

You were NOT a cheerleader.

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1. You owned an unnecessary amount of makeup.

I'm going to have nightmares after looking at my face #dance #makeup

Rachel Lynn@rachelpatchFollow

I'm going to have nightmares after looking at my face #dance #makeup

12:04 AM - 28 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. Finding random bruises on your body from trying new tricks.

Look at these gems 🙈👎😖 #bruises #dance

3. You'd try to find time for homework, and just ended up bringing it to practice.

30 more minutes of practice and Tminus 9 hours till dance starts tomorrow, aka crying into my homework☺️

Del@delaney_young00Follow

30 more minutes of practice and Tminus 9 hours till dance starts tomorrow, aka crying into my homework

11:37 PM - 04 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. You had to wake up early almost every Saturday of the school year for competitions.

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This should not have been legal.

5. Your inconsistent and crazy schedule.

6. Your attempt to control a million kids running around during the summer for camps.

So much fun this week at Junior Poms! Can't wait for our performance at Friday's football game!

Quince Orchard Poms@QOPomsFollow

So much fun this week at Junior Poms! Can't wait for our performance at Friday's football game!

4:01 PM - 22 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. You had a ~serious~ rivalry between your team and the cheerleaders.

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Or maybe you got along, which was rare and you should be proud.

8. You owned an incredible amount of hair bows.

Four years of high school cheer... Over 50 clothes, 20 bows, and 4 pairs of poms.

Kayla Mohammed@KayMohammmedFollow

Four years of high school cheer... Over 50 clothes, 20 bows, and 4 pairs of poms.

4:58 PM - 06 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. You had to learn a new routine every single week to perform at games.

Our first performance was pretty good for some of us only learning it the monday before we performed😊#danceteam

Serenity✌@serenitybraultFollow

Our first performance was pretty good for some of us only learning it the monday before we performed#danceteam

4:12 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. You involuntarily knew the words to every current pop song.

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Since you had a dance for every song.

11. Performing in the freezing cold at the end of football season.

(It was freezing cold) but the game was amazing our dance team performance went awesome and our football team won! 😃

Hasina@xoxohasinaFollow

(It was freezing cold)

but the game was amazing our dance team performance went awesome and our football team won!

10:32 PM - 13 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. You were sore all the time because you were literally ALWAYS. PRACTICING.

Omg 4 years ago at camp for dance team at CCU! Look at us freshmen muchkins being sore as hell hahah

Katelyn Dawsey@DawseykFollow

Omg 4 years ago at camp for dance team at CCU! Look at us freshmen muchkins being sore as hell hahah

11:56 AM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. Anytime your coach picked out a hideous costume.

When you have an ugly dance costume

14. When you were good at the coreography and got placed in the back.

"@Addicted2cheer: Oh my god the girl in the back😂😭 " The entire team dance choreography is what I'm laughing at.😂

Hannah Thompson☆@_ItsHannahxo_Follow

"@Addicted2cheer: Oh my god the girl in the back " The entire team dance choreography is what I'm laughing at.

6:48 PM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. ...And when you didn't know the coreography and got placed in the front.

So there was no way I could compete for the last time without falling into a deep lunge during the dance #oops

Hayden Foster@hayfostieFollow

So there was no way I could compete for the last time without falling into a deep lunge during the dance #oops

8:20 PM - 07 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. When another team had the same song as you at competition.

17. Spending every single Friday night performing.

18. Whenever anyone said you were a cheerleader:

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IF I WERE A CHEERLEADER I WOULD BE CHEERING.

19. But of course, some good did come of those toiling hours: you found your best friends.

I'm so thankful for my dance team. You all are my best friends and I'm so happy that I have you all in my life! :)

Hannah Gipson@hannahgipson28Follow

I'm so thankful for my dance team. You all are my best friends and I'm so happy that I have you all in my life! :)

8:27 AM - 28 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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