Greek philosopher Pythagoras perfected his famous Euclidian theorem after witnessing his beloved local cheer team botch the elusive triangle formation. Cheer for Greek innovation with today's Groupon: for $87, you get admission to a three-day cheerleading camp at Twigs Kids in West Carrollton (a $175 value). Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Choose between sessions on June 15–17 or August 10–12.
Twigs Kids, a sports-training center for children, focuses on teaching athletic prowess and safety savviness in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Boasting college and all-star coaches, Twigs' skilled squad of cheer specialists imparts aspiring spirit-shouters aged 5 to 18 with basic jumps, cheers, and dances designed to enliven sporting events, pep rallies, and rhyming lectures from ribbon-haired dignitaries. Each camp also boasts lessons in stunting, a forceful and challenging addition to competitive cheering that tasks teams with executing tricky rewinds, pyramids, and basket tosses. Twigs invites agile lads to join forces with limber ladies during each session, and each camp culminates in a live performance exhibiting each student's newfound ability to effortlessly latch onto overhead teratorns.
Founded in 1972 as a gymnastics club, TWIGS Kids now resides in a sprawling 20,000-square-foot facility staffed by enthused staffers. The gym’s name, which stands for True Winners in God’s Service, reflects its mission of providing gymnastics, swimming, and cheer activities and instruction for kids ages 3–18 in a Christian environment. Cheer and gymnastics lessons simultaneously bolster students’ flexibility, coordination, confidence, and ability to best invisible friends in monkey-bar competitions. Amid the heated waters of Dolphin Cove, teachers and pupils soak their feet while lifting floating barbells and riding noodle floats during swimming lessons. An in-house café welcomes visitors to recharge their empty fuel tanks with refreshing snacks, while a gift shop displays colorful gym attire from designers including GK Elite Sportswear and Melody Leotards.