MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Aspiring cheerleaders learn from the best on a hot afternoon in Myrtle Beach. The Top Cats, the cheerleading team for the NFL's Carolina Panthers hosted a youth clinic at Valor Park at the Market Common. The event was sponsored by Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa.
The young dancers broke up into groups and learned the choreography to a dance to a popular Justin Bieber song. The girls particularly enjoyed interacting with the Top Cats.
"They were really fun," said Sarah Grace Durant from Kershaw, South Carolina. "I had a really good time with them."
Some of the older dancers also looked to the Top Cats for some inspiration.
"The main thing I learned is you can keep dancing through high school and college and on to being a professional," said St. James High School student Hannah Maloney. "I'm on the [St. James High] Sharkies dance team, it's just really inspiring that I can keep dancing my whole life."
The dancers, who also host a clinic like this one in Charlotte, enjoyed spending time with their young admirers.
"They were great, they're so precious," said Sara, one of the Top Cats who do not give out their last name for security reasons. "It's cool for them to come hang out with us and pick up a routine. They love it. I think they had a blast."