About Empire All Starz Cheerleading


Empire All-Starz is Utica NY’s only All-Star Cheerleading Facility.  All Star Cheerleading incorporates tumbling, dance and cheer.  Together they form a floor rocking two minute and thirty second performance.  There is no cheering on the sidelines here, our athletes work and train hard to learn new skills and tricks.  Empire’s teams are made of athletes ages 4-18, however they can start taking classes at as young as 3 years old.

Teamwork, confidence, self esteem, friendship and character are what our program is built around.  We are a rapidly growing organization with a strong foundation.  With more than 40 years combined coaching experience and a love for the sport, Empire All-Starz has grown tremendously in the past few years.  We are proud to announce the opening of our gym in North Utica; along with it Empire is excited to announce we will be offering Group Fitness Classes and Dance Classes!

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Val Longo
Co-Owner Empire All-Starz
Head Coach
15 Years Cheerleading
5 Years Coaching Pop Warner/Varsity
3 Years All-Star Cheer
Section 3 Member
ACCA Certified
BLS Certified 
JoAnn Falcone
Co-Owner Empire All-Starz
All-Star Coach Levels 1 & 2- 3 Years
28 years experience of coaching on all levels of Popwarner, High School and All-Star Cheer
Regional Safety Coach for National Popwarner 10 years
Regional Safety Judge for National Popwarner 8 years
Cheer Coordinator Tri County and TriValley Popwarner
Varsity coach for 10 years
Section 3 High School Cheer Committee Member 16 years
High School Cheer Judge 8 years
YCADA Certified 2 years
ACCA Certified 10 years
BLS Certified


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