February 24, 2014
Prince Avenue's Twirlers Compete at Disney
The recent snow and ice certainly didn’t stop the Prince Avenue Christian School’s majorettes from traveling to their biggest competition of the year, as they headed out of town to Twirl Mania, an international majorette competition at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The competition at this event is strong, and includes teams hailing from Canada, Japan, and the Virgin Islands.
Before the competition began, the school’s 15 elementary and middle school twirlers worked their own magic at Disney World as they marched with other majorettes in a parade through the Magic Kingdom.
The following day they competed in team competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports arena. The Wolverine’s majorettes were not intimidated by the size of the venue, however, and brought home several awards, including: 3rd place Juvenile Dance Twirl for the younger girls’ “I’m A Believer” routine; 4th place Junior High team for the older girls’ “Movies” routine; and 4th place Juvenile Halftime for the team’s “Superheroes” routine.
Majorette coach Candy Byrd said she is “incredibly proud” of the twirlers.
“The fact that our girls performed in that huge facility, with a full crowd watching, and received these awards really is amazing,” Byrd said. “Their eyes have been opened to a whole new world of twirling and performing, and I expect some pretty great things ahead!”
The team’s next competition is the Georgia State Competition in Jesup, Ga. on March 22, followed by Regionals in Savannah on May 10.