Fancy - Sami Hays, Rosie Dodd, Lauren Robinson, Meagan Dullack
Twirl-M's Team Jazz - 2007 NBTA Juvenile Beginner Large Dance Twirl National Champions
Team Jazz - 26 Twirl-M's from Novice through Team. The biggest group ever fielded by The Twirl-M's.
2007 Twirl-M's Winners and National Pageant Finalists. In all 7 national titles, 12 regional championships, 3 pageant finalists, and 52 top 10 medals.
LOCAL BATON TWIRLERS CAPTURE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TWIRLING TITLES THIS SUMMER Twirl-M’s win National Dance Twirl Championship
WALLED LAKE, MICHIGAN – Members of the Twirl-M’s Baton Group in Walled Lake have been busy this summer practicing and competing in their sport of baton twirling.Their efforts have netted positive results with a national team championship, seven national individual titles, and 12 regional individual championships.
National Results – 26 twirlers bring home a National Championship and moreTwenty-six students in the Twirl-M’s baton twirling group of Walled Lake attended the National Baton Twirling Association annual America’s Youth On Parade baton contest.Held July 17-21 at the University of Notre Dame, the event draws nearly 5,000 twirlers from around the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, and U.S. Virgin Islands.Under the direction of Twirl-M’s Director Rhonda Muscaro, Assistant Directors Rachel Gatny and Holly Minoletti, and Assistant Instructor Dori Ranck, the students earned its first ever National Dance Twirl Championship.Twirl-M’s Team Jazz won the 2007 Beginner Juvenile Large National Dance Twirl Championship.“We are elated and honored to be selected as national champions,” commented Muscaro.“The girls have worked so hard in their training which encompasses classes, camps, clinics, and individual practices for 11 out of 12 months in a year.”
Two students attended the TU International Contest the weekend prior to AYOP.They were Moriah Muscaro, who placed 4th overall in the Junior TU World Majorette Pageant by winning the modeling, 5th in show twirl, and 6th in solo; and Rosie Dodd, who won 1st runner up in the Intermediate Junior Pageant winning 2nd in modeling, 1st in fancy, and 6th in solo.
Muscaro and Dodd then joined their teammates for the week-long AYOP event where the Twirl-M’s netted 52 individual top 10 medals, seven national titles, and two more top ten team awards.
Specifically, the results are:
National Winners –Courtney Stachowiak, Intermediate 2-Baton Twirling, age 11; Nicole Dowdell, Intermediate 2-Baton Twirling, age 8 and Intermediate Flag Baton Twirling, age 8; Nicole Harris, Beginner Flag Baton Twirling, age 10, and Beginner Hoop Baton Twirling, age 10; Amy Vailliencourt, Novice Flag Baton Twirling, age 12; Erika Ranck, Novice Fancy Strut, age 7
Pageant Participants - The Twirl-M’s had four students qualify to participate in the Miss Majorette of America Pageant.They were:Nicole Dowdell, 2007 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan.Dowdell represented the state of Michigan in the national pageant and finished 18th overall.Meghan Shaffer qualified for the national intermediate pageant by winning the 2007 Senior Intermediate Michigan Pageant.In her quest to win the national title, Shaffer won 12th in the national fancy strut event.Qualifying for the beginner national pageant was Rosie Dodd, 2007 Junior Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner and Nicole Harris, 2007 Pre-Teen Beginner Michigan Pageant Winner.While both young ladies represented the state well, Harris placed 10th overall winning 6th place in the strut category.
Top 10 Solo One Baton Twirling Awards – Advanced Solo:Nicole Dowdell, 6th age 8; Intermediate Solo:Courtney Stachowiak, 4th age 11; Beginner Solo:Meagan Dullack, 9th age 14; Nicole Harris, 2nd age 10; Novice Solo:Casey Dunigan, 2nd age 9; Abby Muench, 2nd age 10; Kelly Burkhard, 2nd age 12; Madison Adams, 10th age 10; Ellie Perigo, 6th age 8.
Top 10 Two Baton Twirling Awards – Intermediate 2-Baton:Moriah Muscaro, 8th age 13; Abby Oates, 8th age 15; Mackensy Lakian, 10th age 12; Beginner 2-Baton:Meghan Shaffer, 2nd age 16; Sami Hays, 10th age 14; Nicole Harris, 5th age 10; Novice 2-Baton:Casey Dunigan, 3rd age 9; Madison Stachowiak, 6th age 9; Abby Muench, 5th age 10; Rosie Dodd 4th, age 13; Lauren Robinson, 9th age 13; Kelly Burkhard, 5th age 12.
Top 10 Fancy Strutting Awards – Advance Fancy Strut:Nicole Dowdell, 7th age 8; Intermediate Fancy Strut:Nicole Harris, 9th age 10; Beginner Fancy Strut:Amy Vailliencourt, 4th age 12; Novice Fancy Strut:Ellie Perigo, 8th age 8; Carolyn Gregory, 2nd age 8; Lizzie Ranck, 3rd age 7, Kelly Burkhard, 3rd age 12; Madisen Fletcher, 9th age 12; Madison Adams, 7th age 10.
Top 10 Flag Baton Twirling Awards – Intermediate Flag:Moriah Muscaro, 7th age 13; Courtney Stachowiak, 2nd age 11; Hailey Henehan, 4th age 10;Beginner Flag:Lizzie Ranck, 5th age 7; Erika Ranck, 6th age 7; Carolyn Gregory, 3rd age 8; Novice Flag:Casey Dunigan, 9th age 9; Abby Muench, 6th age 10; Lauren Robinson, 9th age 13.
Top 10 Show Twirl Baton Twirling – Amy Vailliencourt, 7th age 12; Nicole Harris, 3rd age 10.
Top 10 Rhythmic Baton Twirling – Nicole Dowdell, 10th age 7-9
Top 10 Hoop Baton Twirling – Advance:Hailey Henehan, 5th age 10-12; Novice:Amy Vailliencourt, 6th age 10-12
Top 10 3-Baton Twirling – Moriah Muscaro, 9th age 13; Courtney Stachowiak, 5th age 11; Nicole Dowdell, 7th age 8.
Top 10 Jazz Dance Duet – Lizzie and Erika Ranck, 5th age 7-9
Top 10 Rifle – Liz Dowdell, 10th
Top 10 Saber – Liz Dowdell, 4th
In addition, the Twirl-M’s fielded four teams in the National Beginner Dance Twirl Championships.The teams, their placements, and participants are:
Team Jazz – 2007 Beginner Juvenile Dance Twirl Champions
Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Madison Adams, Kelly Burkhard, Rosie Dodd, Liz Dowdell, Nicole Dowdell, Meagan Dullack, Casey Dunigan, Madisen Fletcher, Carolyn Gregory, Nicole Harris, Sami Hays, Hailey Henehan, Mackensy Lakian, Abby Muench, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Abbie Perigo, Ellie Perigo, Erika Ranck, Lizzie Ranck, Nicole Rapacki, Lauren Robinson, Meghan Shaffer, Courtney Stachowiak, Madison Stachowiak, Amy Vailliencourt.
Team Hero – Won 6th place in the Beginner Junior Small Category.The group performed a no drop routine and earned the 6th spot after competing against 49 teams nationwide.Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Meagan Dullack, Sami Hays, Mackensy Lakian, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Courtney Stachowiak.
Team Star – Won 7th place in the Beginner Junior Large Category.Twirl-M’s Team Members are:Rosie Dodd, Nicole Dowdell, Nicole Harris, Sami Hays, Hailey Henehan, Mackensy Lakian, Moriah Muscaro, Abby Oates, Meghan Shaffer, Amy Vailliencourt.
Team September – Finished 12th overall.Despite not placing in the top 10, the group performed admirably for their first time against more than 30 teams.Team Members are:Kelly Burkhard, Madisen Fletcher, Abby Muench, Ellie Perigo, Lauren Robinson, Madison Stachowiak.
Regional Contests in late June netted group 12 regional titles for the Twirl-M’s
The Twirl-M’s is pleased to announce 12 regional champions who were crowned at two regional competitions in late June.
NBTA Regionals were held in Canton, Ohio with Twirl-M’s Sami Hays and Amy Vailliencourt attending.Hays won the Junior Intermediate 2 baton title and both the Intermediate Junior Pageant modeling and fancy strut.Vailliencourt won the Pre-Teen modeling title.
Twirling Unlimited (TU) Regionals was held in Spring Arbor with Twirl-M’s Nicole Dowdell, Casey Dunigan, Nicole Harris, Rosie Dodd, Courtney Stachowiak, Madison Stachowiak, Alice Dodd, and Carolyn Gregory attending.Regional champions are:Dowdell - Regional Fancy, 9-11; Regional Solo Prelims, 9; Regional Solo Championship, 9-11.Harris, Beginner Pageant Winner (1st in modeling, solo, and fancy), 9-11; Regional Modeling, 9-11; Regional 2 baton, 9-11; Regional Solo Prelims, age 10; R. Dodd won the Junior Regional Fancy award; Gregory won the Regional Parade Majorette, 9-11.
The Twirl-M’s is a baton twirling group from Walled Lake.Participants reside in Walled Lake, Commerce Township, Wixom, South Lyon, West Bloomfield, and Rochester.The group features baton twirling instruction for all ages starting from age 2; and at all levels including toddler, new, recreation, competitive, and high school/college majorettes.The group was formed in 1999 and is under the direction of Rhonda Muscaro.
The Twirl-M’s group was sponsored this 2007 competition season by:Scrapbookers, Inc. in Commerce Township; Walled Lake Community Education; Weller Chiropractic Clinic, PC in Wixom; Touchstar Designs, Inc., Austin, Texas; The Gatny Family; Leo’s Coney Island, Commerce Township; The Dunigan Family; The Marshall Family; Big Boys in Walled Lake; Gordon Foods in Wixom; Nutechs in Bloomfield Hills; The Hays Family; Carvel Ice Cream in Commerce Township; Glengary PTA; Dr. Carole Paveglio; Clearview Eyecare in Novi; Dr. Adil Arabbo, Advanced Family Care of Commerce in Commerce Township.
2007 Miss Majorette of Michigan Twirl-M's Results
2007 Miss Majorette Champion, Winners, and Finalists from the Twirl-M's.
I am pleased to report that the Twirl-M's featured 29 twirlers at this year's 2007 Miss Majorette of Michigan contest. About 1/3 of all twirlers in the contest were members of the Twirl-M's. This was our largest group ever! Great job to the following twirlers who competed:
Listed to the right are our Pageant Champions and Winners, our Pageant Finalists, and Open Contest Winners. If you have pictures, please email them to TwirlM@aol.com so I can get them posted. We all had a very fun day and most importantly I am proud of the great sportsmanship displayed by our twirlers ALL DAY LONG!! Great job, ladies!!
Congratulations to Nicole Dowdell, the 2007 Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan. She won the coveted title by placing 2nd in modeling, 1st in fancy strut, and 1st in solo. As the Juvenile Miss Majorette of Michigan, Nicole will represent Michigan at the AYOP National Contest this July in Notre Dame. Nicole is an advance twirler, which is the highest level of twirling one can become. We are all very proud of Nicole in this accomplishment.
Seven twirlers from the Twirl-M's were crowned state winners at this year's Miss Majorette of Michigan contest. The following students topped their pageant events. They are:
Meghan will represent the state of Michigan in the Intermediate Miss Majorette of America Pageant in Notre Dame this July. Likewise, Rosie and Nicole will represent the state of Michigan in the Beginner Miss Majorette of America Pageant in Notre Dame. The Basic Skills Pageant winners will continue to work toward moving to the next level of twirling.
All seven of our pageant winners are to be commended for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations, ladies.
The Twirl-M's were honored to have a total of 15 students on the podium at the 2007 Miss Majorette of Michigan contest. This is incredible considering the high level of twirling in this state. The entire group thanks ALL of our coaches including Miss Holly, Miss Rachel, Miss Dori, and Moriah's coaches who have also served as special guest coaches for the group - Candy Kimball and AnnNita McDonald.
2007 Michigan Pre-Teen Intermediate Solo 3rd place
2007 Michigan State Duet (19-24) First Runner Up (with partner Hailey Henehan)
2007 NBTA Beginner Juvenile Large National Dance Twirl Champions - Team Jazz
2007 NBTA National Top 10 Medalist, age 9 - Novice 2-Baton (6th)
2007 Michigan Juvenile Novice Fancy Strut First Runner Up
2007 Michigan Juvenile Beginner 2 Baton First Runner Up
2007 NBTA Beginner Juvenile Large National Dance Twirl Champions - Team Jazz
2007 NBTA Top 10 Beginner Dance Twirl Medalist - Team Star (7th)
2007 NBTA Novice Flag Baton National Winner, age 12
2007 NBTA National Top 10 Medalist, age 12 - Beginner Fancy Strut (4th), Show Twirling (7th), Novice Hoop Baton (6th)
2007 NBTA Great Lakes Regional Pre-Teen Modeling Champion
2007 NBTA Pre-Teen Beginner Michigan Pageant Finalist, First Runner-Up
2007 Michigan Pre-Teen Beginner Solo First Runner Up
2007 Michigan Pre-Teen Beginner Fancy Strut 3rd place
2007 Michigan Pre-Teen Beginner 2-Baton First Runner Up
2007 Michigan Pre-Teen Show Twirl 4th place
More than 20 Twirl-M's students attended the 2007 State Championship contest. The group captured 3 state championships, nine state titles, and four qualifiers to the Grand National Solo Championship contest. Congratulations ladies!!
The Twirl-M's are proud to announce that all four of its advance twirlers have qualified for the 2007 NBTA Grand National Solo Championship Contest in Notre Dame. Each qualified by placing in the finals of their respective solo contests at the NBTA State Championship held mid November. They are (L to R): Hailey Henehan, 2nd place in the Pre-Teen Division; Moriah Muscaro, 4th place in the Junior Division; Abby Oates, 8th place in the Junior Division; Nicole Dowdell, Juvenile Solo Champion of MI. Hailey, Abby, and Nicole are students of Rhonda Muscaro. Moriah is coached in solo by AnnNita McDonald of IN.
The Twirl-M's students did very well at the 2007 MI NBTA State Championship contest held mid November. The group captured two state championships, 10 state titles, four grand national qualifiers, and numerous state finalists. The champions, winners, and finalists are (L to R): Madison Stachowiak, Nicole Dowdell, Nicole Harris, Madison Adams, Hailey Henehan, Courtney Stachowiak, Rosie Dodd, Abby Muench, Meagan Dullack, Moriah Muscaro, Sami Hays, Abby Oates, Amy Vailliencourt, Marybeth Rice, Lauren Robinson, Mackensy Lakian, Erika Ranck, Carolyn Gregory, Lizzie Ranck. Not pictured are state finalists: Meghan Shaffer and Madisen Fletcher.
The Twirl-M's captured three MI state championships and nine state MI titles at the 2007 NBTA MI State Championship Contest in mid November. The winners and champions are: (L to R) ROSIE DODD, 2007 MI Junior Beginner Solo winner, 2007 MI Junior Novice Fancy Strut winner; 2007 MI Junior Beginner Best Appearing Winner; MEAGAN DULLACK, 2007 MI Junior Beginner Basic Strut winner; MORIAH MUSCARO, 2007 MI Junior Intermediate 2-Baton Winner; SAMI HAYS, 2007 MI Junior Basic Strut Champion, 2007 MI Junior Beginner 2 Baton winner; MACKENSY LAKIAN, 2007 MI Pre-Teen Intermediate 2 Baton winner; NICOLE DOWDELL, 2007 MI Juvenile Solo Champion, 2007 MI Juvenile Show Twirl Champion, 2007 MI Juvenile Intermediate 2 Baton winner; ERIKA RANCK, 2007 MI Juvenile Beginner Basic Strut winner.
For questions or for more information, please contact Twirl-M's Director Rhonda Muscaro at TwirlMBaton@gmail.com.