Local Cheerleader Performed in Thanksgiving Day Parade at Walt Disney World

December 6, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Savannah Bartleson is a Varsity Cheerleader from South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. She was one of 325 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that performed in the “2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort” in Orlando, Florida.

Savannah was selected as an All-American by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and performed with the All-Americans Group in the pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom Park on Thanksgiving Day. Savannah was invited to perform in the parade along with a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during UCA summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills. Only the top 12% of the cheerleaders from UCA camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.

About Varsity All-American Cheerleading Program
The Varsity All-American program is celebrating its 26th year. Universal Cheerleaders Association is a division of Varsity, the source for all things related to cheerleading teams. With a rich heritage and traditions dating back to 1948, Varsity is an innovative global leader comprised of the leading spirit brands and organizations including its educational camps, clinics, competitions and uniforms to teams around the world. Varsity’s National Championships, which are held at the Walt Disney World® Resorts, have been televised on ESPN Networks for more than 25 years. Web-based Varsity TV features thousands of cheerleading and dance team videos and has become a favorite cheer destination for cheerleaders and coaches alike. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Varsity employs 5,000 employees nationwide. For more information about Varsity, please visit


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