YMCA of Greater Erie

GLY CheerleadingDo you have spirit? YMCA Cheerleading offer girls and boys the chance to get active and have some fun cheering. Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls and boys.

Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including basic motions, jumps, cheers and chants. Designed for youth ages 7-14.  Cost: FREE Y-members; $56 non-members.

Cheerleading available at the Glenwood Park Y. View schedule

Cheer & dance camps held during the summer and holiday breaks. View schedule

About Instructor Alexa Phelps

Alexa PhelpsMiss Alexa has been dancing from the age of three and never plans to stop! She has studied at various dance studios in the Erie area encompassing multiple styles of dance, including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, modern jazz, Irish hard and soft shoe, and Latin Jazz. She has been teaching dance for 12 years, starting at the age of 11. She has performed in numerous local showcases, including spring and summer performances, The Nutcracker, and Celebrate and We Love Erie Day shows. She has danced in New York City in Times Square and on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages for five years in a row. She participated in Project Dance NYC in Times Square five Aprils in a row during her middle and high school years of school. While in NYC, she studied dance with Francis Roach and Luigi Faccuito, himself, at Luigi’s Jazz Centre, and the Broadway Dance Center. She has also taken workshops from Broadway star Nick Adams and Off-Broadway star Don Kirsch. She also followed her studies to different areas of Ohio, as she had a dance and cheerleading scholarship her first year of college. She was a sport and competition cheerleader for five years, going to multiple competitions and workshops through CCC and NCA, and was a college cheerleader for one year. Miss Alexa has been coaching cheerleading for six years. Miss Alexa is currently a 6th and 7th grade English teacher, a Graduate Student at Edinboro University, and, of course, a very passionate dance and cheerleading teacher here, at the Glenwood YMCA. Throughout her experiences with dance, Miss Alexa has never lost the passion for the art and hopes to pass on the same love and passion to her students.

Locations & Contacts:

Glenwood Park YMCA
Nancy Jo Foor, njfoor@ymcaerie.org


Cheerleading Programs


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Both boys and girls can cheer and learn creative moves.  Basic cheerleading skills such as jumps, tumbling and cheering routines will be taught.  Designed for youth ages 7-14.  Cost: FREE Y-members; $56 non-members.

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Summer Camp (ages 5-12)

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By choosing Y Summer Day Camp, you’re choosing more than a summer day care service.  Y camps are high-quality, affordable and convenient all summer long.  The Y’s wide menu of summer play and learning activities through camp give kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Choose from traditional Day Camp, Kindergarten Readiness Camp or week-long Sports, Dance or Cheer Camps.  Get more information here.  Get locations here.

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Youth Dance

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Our Ys offer Irish Step, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern depending upon location and student’s ability. This class teaches creative movement through dance techniques. Ages vary by location. Program offered during the summer at YMCA Camp Sherwin.



View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin, County Y, Glenwood Y