First Look Breakdown: CA Panthers

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Panthers closed the show at Blue Debut with their best showcase performance yet! Coach John Davenport said that Panthers have never been this ready so early in the season. These ladies are heading into the 2017-2018 with their claws out!

Full break down

Where do we even begin?

Panthers opened up with a bold statement and beautifully executed baskets followed by standing fulls and a variety of standing back handspring series to full passes. The routine starts with a strong music section filled with voiceovers that set the tone for a fun routine with confident choreography.


Before we can even break the jumps down, the all girl single base hands full around needs to be addressed. Prepare to be blown away this season by the all girl walk-in hands to hands full around! It's safe to say Panthers have a secret weapon that will set them apart this season!

Panthers' jump sequence was on another level! First, they stunned the crowd with a double jump to punch front! From there, they transitioned to toe back handspring fulls.

The elite stunt sequence was one of the best that Panthers have ever put on the mat! It consisted of an invert up, a double up, high to high tic tocs, and finished with an out-of-the-box creative ending that you just have to see with your own eyes.

SPOILER ALERT: Upgrades to come!

Panthers took a major jump on their tumbling this year. The running tumbling formations kept fans entertained throughout the entire section. They have definitely bumped up the intensity of last year's routine and you can expect to see big tumbling skills in this routine!

They kept the fast pace throughout the entire routine and didn't skip a beat as the pyramid section approached. The entire pyramid was filled with constant visuals and movement. The crowd went crazy when they nailed the opening back walkover transition. From there, the pyramid broke into three separate pyramids all hitting different skills. The middle structure's outside groups spun inward to transition to the center before hitching to the middle group for a 180 front flip transition.

Panthers did a great job of choreographing several structures in throughout this section and then ended together in a large visual.

The dance was so well-executed as it complimented the music. Overall, this routine was a different style than what Panthers have typically put out on the mat, but they did a great job of owning their new look.

Speaking of new look, Panthers are trying out a new athletic looking hairstyle. They used Blue Debut to test out their half french braided pigtails. They may not have had their recognizable red bows on today, but they still looked fabulous and fierce as always — with a dash of red, of course!


If Blue Debut was any indication for what is in store for Panthers this season, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with.

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