Cheerleading and Dance

We are a highly successful sports team that competes in cheerleading and dance competitions all over the country and throughout the year. All are welcome to come and try out even if you have never done any cheerleading or dance before! 

With a Level 2 Team, Level 1 Team, two Stunt Teams and a Performance Team, it is a sport for everyone regardless of size, age or gender.

We also have Dance Teams that are skilled and fierce, ranking high at competitions. Dancers of all abilities can audition, and if successful you could find your way onto one of our Hip-Hop or Jazz Teams competing alongside the Cheer teams. So no matter what, someone will always be there to support you while you compete.

If you do not want to compete, we also have our Performance Team, who can often be seen cheering and supporting Royal Holloway's Sports Teams on matchdays. These appearances are like mini-socials, and are a great way to meet and network with others from across campus.

We train hard, but have fun in the process and thats what makes it so great to be a #rhulbear


We have a lively social calendar with socials happening every other week. Some of our favourites include: Freshers' Welcome Drinks, Thorpe Park Fright Night, Christmas Meal, our very own SU Night, Come in Your Kit (SU Night), The President's Dinner, Movie Nights, Colours Ball, and many more. We are constantly coming up with ideas of socials that are fun to every member 


Level 2 Cheerleading

Level 1 Cheerleading

Hip Hop dance team.

Jazz dance team.

Performance team.

Level 2 Stunt team.

Level 3 Stunt team.


We attend competitions and associations who follow the USAFA rules and guidelines, We travel all over the country to compete in around three competitions a year including. We compete at Future cheer and the International Cheerleading Coalition.  

Training Times

Our training times vary depending on the team you are part of. Training is in the afternoons/evenings or at the weekend so will not clash with university lectures. If training is not on campus, transport is arranged to ensure every member can attend. We use the facilities in our local community and have the fortune of training on a sprung floor at a local club.

We really hope you 'give it a go' and come and try something new! Cheer and Dance is hard work- harder than people think. We can promise you that you will fall in love with it just like we have.

Follow us/like us on Social media to keep up to date on the latest information:

Instagram: @rhulcheeranddance

Twitter: @RH_cheerleading

Facebook: Royal Holloway Cheerleading

Youtube: Royal Holloway Bears Cheerleading


  • Cheerleading and Dance Standard Membership£1.00
  • Cheerleading and Dance Social Membership£10.00
  • Alumni Associate Membership£0.00


  • 1 Competitive Team (Full Year)£250.00
  • 2 Competitive Teams (Full year)£400.00
  • 3 Competitive Teams (Full Year)£550.00
  • Performance Team (Full Year)£50.00
  • 1 Competitive Team (Term Two/Three)£100.00
  • 2 Competitive Teams (Term Two/Three)£160.00
  • 3 Competitive Teams (Term Two/Three)£220.00
Charity Fundraising and Sustainability Officer
Sarah Devine
Hip Hop Captain
Alina Lalayan
Hip Hop Co-Captain
Arina Lugavtsova
Jazz Captain
Veronique McEnery
Level 1 Captain
Celine Kirby-Williams
Level 2 Captain
Jemma Woolf
Performance Team Captain
Mia Jewer
Chloe Baker
Ella Vallely
Stunt Coach
Melanie Houghton
Holly Alexander
Tumbling Coach
Holly Holgate
Vice President
Rebecca Davies
Wellbeing and Diversity Officer
Katie Hillman