I was just wondering about this today. I do my first acrobatics gig next week, and I will be paid fairly well for it. The place hosting the show will pay us for our act. Which makes me wonder, all of the money is for parents/fans to watch cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are the market, without them the show would not go on, shouldn't gyms get a cut? Did the EP/governing body always get everything? Or was there a turning point?