The Twirl-M’s Baton Twirling Group of Walled Lake, Michigan brought home plenty of hardware after a summer filled with practices and competitions.
The Walled Lake Northern Majorettes won the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) High School Majorette Line Dance Twirl Championship. This is the 5th time in six tries that the school has landed this award, with this being the second consecutive year. This year’s team features Seniors: Jordan Olsen and Sydney Maciok; Juniors: Delaney Hammond, and Zoe Grotz; Sophomores: Katie Swinehart, Allison Rosquin, and Ellie Sassak; and Freshmen: Paige Saulle and Brenna Assenmacher. “This is our largest line ever at WLN and to win amongst some tough competition is such an honor,” remarked Rhonda Muscaro, the Director of the Twirl-M’s, and the 14-year coach of the WLN Majorettes. “All of these young ladies are members of the Twirl-M’s and have worked for many years to sharpen their skills to be a part of the high-level majorette squad.”
The Twirl-M’s also brought home 16 individual national wins as well as nearly 90 Top 10 medals. Thirty-four students representing the cities of Walled Lake, Commerce Township, White Lake, West Bloomfield, South Lyon, Taylor, Concord, Dexter, Grand Blanc, Davison, Ann Arbor, and Wixom participated in the Twirl-M’s summer Team Nationals program. The group spent a large part of the summer training and attending three national competitions all in July – TU Internationals in Canton, Ohio; WTA in Napoleon, Ohio; NBTA America’s Youth on Parade in South Bend, Indiana.
The Twirl-M’s is a baton twirling group from Walled Lake. The group features baton twirling instruction for all ages 4 through college and includes new, recreation, and competitive instruction. Additionally, the Twirl-M’s feature high school majorettes and college twirlers, of which they have six: Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Ole Miss, University of Kentucky, Michigan Tech, and Bowling Green State University.
Weekly classes, camps, enrichment programs, and private instruction are all available through the Twirl-M’s. Interested students should consult the web site, www.TwirlM.com for more information. Or enroll in the fall program by visiting www.wlcsd.org/communityeducation. The group is in its 19th year and is under the direction of Rhonda Muscaro, with Assistants Holly Minoletti and Rachel Stokes, all who can be reached at TwirlMBaton@gmail.com.
For questions or for more information, please contact Twirl-M's Director Rhonda Muscaro at TwirlMBaton@gmail.com.