The Twirlettes have two programs – the Saline Twirlettes and the Grass Lake satellite program.
CLASSES: Tuesdays at Woodland Meadows school in Saline. Thursdays is reserved for our national team.
We host 2 terms. The Fall term runs from September- January. Winter term starts the first of February until May/early June.
RECITALS: Twirlettes pride themselves on having 2 annual recitals; a holiday recital in December and our Annual Spring recital in May or June.
PARADES: The Twirlettes participate in many parades during the year; including the Saline Homecoming parade, Saline Holiday parade, and Memorial Day parade.
PERFORMANCES: Twirlettes perform locally at the Saline Summerfest and other local performances, as requested. The National team holds a more rigorous calendar performing at Local high school halftimes, Eastern Michigan halftimes, and at the University of Michigan.
CLINICS: Twirlettes typically hold one clinic in the fall and one in the spring before two major Michigan competitions to help competitive twirlers with their final preparations. These clinics are also open to twirlers of all skill levels through Milan Community Education. Information about upcoming clinics can be found on the Clinics page.
CAMPS: The Twirlettes host two camps in the summer, one through Saline Community Ed and one that is for competitive twirlers who are headed to Nationals. Information about these camps can be found on the Camps page.
Grass Lake Satellite Program
CLASSES: Classes are held in Grass Lake on Wednesdays at George Long Elementary Café /gym. Recreational classes are offered for all ages as well as a team class. Once twirlers excel to a higher level, they are promoted to classes in the Saline Program.
RECITALS: A showcase of talent is held in December so parents, family & friends can see how their twirler has progressed since the fall. The highlight is our annual spring recital in May,
PARADES: The Grass Lake Twirlers join the main program in Saline, but also perform in many of their own local parades including ; Grass Lake Homecoming, Holiday parade and Memorial day parade.
PERFROMANCES: The novelty team performs at Saline recitals, local performances, and at Grass Lake High School basketball halftimes. All twirlers perform from time to time, when requested, for the local community.
Saline Rec Dance Twirl
This program is for students with two or more years of twirling experience that want to expand on their twirling skills by learning a dance twirl routine. This program builds teamwork skills while also progressing the twirlers’ individual skills. The team routine will have a theme and requires an additional expense for each twirler to purchase their own costume (approximately $80 or less). The team will compete at 2-3 local contests and recitals, competition and performance schedule will be communicated as dates are announced by local contest directors.
KTN – Kids to Nationals
This is the highest level training program offered by the Twirlettes. Twirlers will compete at the local, Regional and National level. All twirlers wanting to compete at Nationals must commit in writing and families must agree to the financial responsibilities to be a part of this team. This commitment starts in September and ends after NBTA Nationals, that typically takes place the 3rd week of July. The team has mandatory practices/performances throughout the year as well as summer training that starts the first week of June. Within the program, twirlers compete individually and as teams where individuals are placed accordingly by the coach’s discretion. Families and twirlers can expect additional expenses for costumes, team outfits, twirling gear, travel, training, and entry fees, just to name a few. Due to the program’s intensive nature, only students approved by the Director will be allowed to be a part of the Kids to Nationals Team. Visit the National Team page to learn more!