Royalettes Reminder

February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day Royalettes

We hope that you are ready for the rest of the twirling season! Please check our website out for information on upcoming contests, or read all the emails that are sent out. The competition season is upon us!

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Our coaching staff this year includes: Diane Gunnels, Rhonda Groves, Lindsay Salyers, Holly Dufour, Tara Mason-Stacey, Audrey Johnston, Carrie Giacofei, Ashley Folster, Victoria Maiden, Brittany Maiden, Amanda Wilson & Erica Singh. Rachael de Villiers will be helping too, when she visits from New York.

All Star Classes for National & Local Levels

We can’t stress enough the importance of attending the All Star Classes. You should plan to attend at least 1, but we prefer 2 per week. During that time you need to do 8 solos, 4 super-x struts, (or basic strut depending on your level), 3 modeling routines, 4 two-baton routines, (if you have a 2-baton routine), and your team tricks. Each team member is responsible for practicing their team tricks. A list of these tricks is given out during team practice. Your goal is to be consistent & with proper form on these tricks. Please try to attend one stretch class a week.

All Star Classes are held at the following times and locations:

Monday Bailey Bridge Middle School – All Star & Stretch Class 5:30 – 6:30

Tuesday Bailey Bridge Middle School 5:30 – 6:30

Wednesday Bailey Bridge Middle School 5:30 – 6:30

Thursday Bailey Bridge Middle School 5:30 – 6:30

Friday Bailey Bridge Middle School – OPEN GYM – You must have an adult with you to participate in this. 5:30 – 8:00

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Upcoming Contests

Shamrock Twirling Contest

3/5 & 3/6

Beaver Falls Community College, PA

Contact: Kathy Harris @

TwirlTasTix Spring Classic featuring Andrea Birdcreek College Invitational



Contact: Christine Zoll

Congressional Cup

3/19 & 3/20

Mount Saint Mary’s College

Emmitsburg, MD

Contact: Kay Colen

Dynamics Contest


Century High School

Eldersburg, MD

Contact: Judi Marlatt

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships

4/16 & 4/17

Mount Saint Mary’s College

Emmitsburg, MD

Contact: Juli Duda

Pennsylvania State Championships


California University of PA – 250 University Avenue – California, PA 15419


Miss Majorette of VA


Heritage High School – 5800 Marshall Ave – Newport News, VA

Contact: Shelvy Manning

Miss Majorette of MD & Maryland State Contest

May ??

Century High School

Eldersburg, MD

Contact: Judi Marlatt

Miss Majorette of NC


North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Contact: Courtney Patterson-White

Miss Majorette of PA



Contact: Lora Riegner

St. Thomas Twirling Contest


Virgin Islands

Contact: Shelvy Manning

Delaware Miss Majorette & States and All East Open Pageant


Contact: Christine Zoll

North Atlantic Regional Championships


Beaver Falls Community College

Beaver Falls, PA

Contact: Kathy Harris

Virginia State Championships

6/25 & 6/26


Warm UP for AYOP Contest


Century High School

Eldersburg, MD

Contact: Judi Marlatt

AYOP – National Championships

Week of 7/26

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, IN

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Costume Balances

Just a reminder that the balances due on your team costumes is now due. Costume Balances over $150 for Junior National Level will be advised in 2 weeks.
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Team Mom Meeting

We will have a meeting of the Team Moms on Thursday, 2/4/16 at Bailey Bridge Middle School from 6:00 to 6:30.

Twirler of the Month - Laurel Shenton

How long have you been twirling? 5 years

How old are you? 14 years old

What’s your favorite part of being a Royalette? The friends at baton that I've made and enjoy spending time with would defiantly be one of the many things I like being a Royalette. Everyone is so welcoming. We're all like one big family!

What is your favorite trick? Toss under left leg, catch under right leg

What is your goal for the 2015-2016 Twirling Season? Four spin and one spin illusion!

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A Beautiful Dance Routine for your Enjoyment

Sophia Lucia - I Will Not Forget You - YAGP San Diego 2016
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Each Twirler should have....

Each twirler should have a first aid kit in their baton bag. It should contain an ice pack, band aids, and Tylenol at a minimum. Please also make sure you have extra hair ties, bobby pins, etc, to keep your hair out of your face.

Each Twirler should have a notebook. Bring this notebook to each & every practice, and private lesson. You will need to write your goals in here, make notes on tricks you should be working on and making notes on private lessons that you’ve had so that you don’t forget what you’ve learned.

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  • Attend All Star Classes
  • Do your best for your team and yourself
  • Bring your notebook
  • Bring your water bottle
  • Wear your practice outfit to all team practices
  • Put your hair up in a bun for practice (Girl’s only)
  • Practice hard
  • Be a Champion
  • Be your best self

Thanks for helping make the Royalettes #1 --- Diane Gunnels, Director

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