Saline Twirlettes to Worlds

The Saline Twirlettes have earned an opportunity of a lifetime!  They have a chance to compete for the gold on the world stage in the Netherlands in spring.

The Twirlettes' (24-member) National’s Team clinched their spot by winning the Grand National Show Corps Championship. This is their 21st national title and consecutive year as the overall Grand National Champion. To achieve this level, the team had to win their division of Senior, Small Show Corps and then compete again to win the overall Grand National Championship.  During the national title competition, the team again swept all specialty awards, including teamwork, execution, movement and production.  Show corps is one of the most challenging categories because it includes choreography of baton and props with dance movements, both stationary and traveling maneuvers, creativity, high-level of difficulty, and originality.

Only a few athletes from Michigan have earned placements on Team USA.  This is the first time a team from Michigan has been selected to compete in the world championships. 

The problem?  Costs for travel, coaches, shipping of props, and entry fees are very extensive.

The Twirlettes who will be representing the USA is comprised of 24 girls, ages 11-20.  Twirling experience ranges from 4 -15 years.  The team practices 6-12 hours weekly during the school year and 35 hours per week mid-June through July to prepare for AYOP.   Team members represent the communities of Saline, Ann Arbor, Grass Lake, Jackson, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Milan, Howell, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Davison, and Sylvania, Ohio.

USA team members include:

Haley Alvarez                    Grass Lake, MI

Hanna Alvarez                  Grass Lake, MI

Alexa Bader                        Sylvania, OH

Sabrina Beiring                Grass Lake, MI

Lizzie Branch                    Grass Lake, MI

Kaylie Clore                      Howell, MI

Kelly Coghlan                  Saline, MI        

Amanda Coy                  Saline, MI

Zoë Dotts-Brown       Grass Lake, MI

Reese Dudeck              Beverly Hills, MI

Alexis Figueras            Saline, MI

Addison Foy                  Belleville, MI

Ali Gucwa                      Ann Arbor, MI

Erin Huetteman         Saline, MI

Jenna Huetteman     Saline, MI

Johanna Kegerreis   Grass Lake, MI

Kaitlyn Kornacki       Milan, MI

Elly LeCursi                  Saline, MI

Izzy Melvin                    Jackson, MI

Alayna Offredi             Ann Arbor, MI

Marin Parker               Birmingham, MI

Rylee Schlaud             Davison, MI

Maggie Smith              Ypsilanti, MI

Avery St. Lawrence  Saline, MI


Please help by making a contribution to team funds so they can represent our country, our communities, and all of their family and friends at this auspicious event. 

For more information on the Saline Twirlettes or how you can see them perform locally, please reach out to Director, Susan Usher, and visit us www.salinetwirlettes.org/. 

GO TEAM USA! 

Donations


  • Heather Beal 
    • $25 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 11 d
  • Joel Green 
    • $75 
    • 13 d

Organizer 


Alayna Offredi 
Organizer
Ann Arbor, MI
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