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Queen City Storm Cheer & Dance

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Our Teachers | Hurricane Heroes | Department Leader


“From bows to toes” in the Kids FIrst Cheer and Dance program, we...

  • offer a positive and age appropriate environment for learning cheerleading related skills. Encouraging not discouraging
  • teach progressions and proper technique to ensure safety.
  • help our athletes set realistic goals for themselves, teaching that success does not come without careful planning & hard work.


Some straight talk about cheerleading: In this age of reality TV shows and rampant sensationalism, Kids First Cheer and Dance takes a giant step forward by taking a small step back... Revealing uniforms, overdone makeup and suggestive dance moves have become commonplace in the cheer world... but that’s where we break away from the pack! We prefer to maintain a wholesome, value-centered, educational approach to cheer. Our focus remains on safety, teamwork, relationships and the amazing health benefits of cheer. Face it, children grow up fast enough—we choose to make the childhood years a natural, untainted adventure... without artificial additives.

HURRICANE HEROES - Special Needs Cheer Team at Queen City Storm

Why Special Needs Cheer? 

  • We teach importance of team unity, friendship and exercise
  • We work on fine and gross moter development
  • We focus on goal oriented learning opportunities while having fun
  • Hurricane Heroes enables young adults and children to benefit from participation in a team sport in a safe and structured environment

Questions? Contact Coach Heather Zumberge at qcs.heather@gmail.com


Our enthusiastic teachers live for cheerleading! All have a cheer or gymnastics backgrounds, including competitive or college cheerleaders. They know what it takes to make a team and have the passion and drive to get you there. Whether for tumbling or tryouts, our teachers have a love for children that shows in their interactions with each young athlete.


Department Leader

Heather Zumberge

Heather Zumberge has been the Department Leader and the Competitive Cheer Program Director at Kids First since Aug. 2005.

Born and raised in rural Celina, Ohio, Heather cheered for her hometown team, the Celina Bulldogs from 4th grade until she graduated High School. From there Heather attended The University of Toledo where she cheered for three years. She graduated with a major in Sales and Marketing.

After graduating High School, Heather spent her summers working for Universal Cheerleaders Association. (UCA is a cheerleading company that teaches cheers, chants, stunts, and dances to Elementary thru college cheerleaders.)

The minute Heather stepped into the gym and met the girls she knew that moving to Cincinnati to pursue a position at Kids First was meant to be.

Along with being the Department Leader for Cheer, Heather is a Cheer Class Instructor, and Cheer Team Coach. She also teaches for the Tumble Bee program. She feels blessed to be able to work with kids.

Things you should know about Heather:

  • Her favorite color is purple
  • Has two dogs Chuy and Tucker
  • She is left handed
  • Favorite food is Pad Thai
  • The mother of beautiful twin girls
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