BlueCross Arena hosted the 36th annual Greater Rochester Cheerleading and Dance Championships Saturday.
The event is one of New York State's largest cheer and dance competitions, with nearly 2,000 athletes participating.
Valerie Snelgrove, event organizer, said, "It's an explosive day. It's a way for these kids to come in, show their stuff – it's just an outstanding arena for them."
Athletes that took part in the championships Saturday will also have the opportunity to win a scholarship they can apply to their future education.