Traditional Cheerleading features chanting, gymnastics, and tumbling. The dominant image of cheerleaders is a perky, always smiling, female who fits a particular body mold. However, in the late 1970s, a new style of cheerleading emerged in North Carolina and Virginia. This African American originated style of cheerleading is called “Stomp n Shake”. Stomp n Shake cheerleaders have the same goals as “traditional cheerleaders” — to motivate their sports team and to entertain and raise the enthusiasm of fans.nStomp n Shake uses African American dance/stepping aesthetics and African American bragging and insult traditions to “pump up” their audience. Some Stomp n Shake squads include tumbling and stunts in their repertoire, while other squads don’t. Stomp n Shake cheerleaders rarely smile. Instead their goal is to look serious and intimidating when they are chanting their cheers and performing their cheer routines. As the name implies, hip and butt shaking are common features of Stomp n Shake routines, something usually disallowed in most mainstream competitive cheerleading. It's bold, It's energizing and it is fun!