Xplosion All-Stars Cheer To Host Open House
Xplosion All-Stars Cheer is a fast-growing competitive cheer and technique studio currently located in downtown Jamestown. Owner and head coach, Samantha Robinson, along with her partner and mother, Lisa Perrin, started their cheer journey back in 2015 with just seven cheerleaders and one soloist who attended local competitions during the 2015-16 season.
The next two seasons saw a huge growth in the studio, requiring the studio to relocate to a larger space. The current studio, located at 421 E. Second St. in Jamestown, is now the home of six full competitive cheer teams comprised of approximately 100 girls and boys ranging from ages 3 to 18.
Since 2015, Xplosion has been an active group in the community. From community performances, summer benefit showcases, volunteering at many local events such as being route cheerleaders for the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the Relay for Life. Continuing their community involvement with performances at local sporting events such as the Jamestown Jackals and the Jamestown Jammers games, just to name a few.
Xplosion has participated in local parades and were even awarded the “Best Youth Entry” at the Jamestown Downtown Christmas Parade in 2016. The team also donated cases of water and snacks to the victim of the January 2018 Falconer Vac Shop Building and Apartments which displaced a large amount of community members and businesses.
The teams’ generosity has continued with collecting food for local food banks, supplies for local shelters, and was an official “Toys-For-Tots” drop off site for the 2018 holiday season.
Along with community involvement, Xplosion has also been able to offer the opportunity for cheerleaders to be a part of the team who may otherwise not have a chance to participate by building a competitive cheerleading scholarship program. In exchange for their scholarship, the cheerleader is responsible for things such as maintaining certain grade levels, helping with volunteer opportunities and being a positive role model in the community. To date, the studio has been able to fundraise monies to fulfill thousands of dollars in scholarships, allowing a number of children to not only be a part of a team, but also show them that positive behavior, good grades and community involvement has rewards.
As the studio heads into its fifth season, it will be offering a community open house on Saturday, March 30, from 2-5 p.m. at their East Second Street location.