Welcome to June! We know the past couple of months have been a little crazy, and there have been quite a few disappointments with contest cancellations, but before you hang those routines up for the summer, we have one more contest opportunity for you!
Today our Contest Calendar Series is about the 2020 Virtual ATX Summer Twirl Fest!
*REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY*
Please note that the registration deadline for this contest is this Friday, June 5th at Midnight! Visit http://www.twirlatx.com/summer-twirlfest.html to find the contest information and registration form, or you can email the contest directors at email@example.com with any questions.
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who - Hosted by Twirl ATX & Directed by Ashley Wood and Whitney Coons
What - 2020 Virtual ATX Summer Twirl Fest
When - Saturday, June 20th, 2020. The first events will start at 8:30 am
Where - Wherever you want! This contest is virtual, so all performances will occur using ZOOM via your personal electronic device. Some competitors will perform in gyms or studios, some will perform on tennis or basketball courts, and many will perform on the street in front of their house! There is no right or wrong place to perform, as long as it is flat, safe, and the screen can see your full body during your routines.
Why - This event will allow everyone to enjoy a twirling competition while staying safe, giving your twirlers something to look forward to, and offering closure to the season. They have a panel of excellent NBTA Certified judges lined up, and a wide variety of events. All events will be performed live via Zoom and judged upon completion as they would be at an in person competition. Performances will not be recorded and will only be seen by the judge and their clerk.
CONTEST HASHTAG! #atxsummertwirlfest
For this event we would love to see any competing Texas Twirlers utilize the hashtag #atxsummertwirlfest when posting photos of the competition weekend on social media. Use the hashtag and your photo could end up on this blog or the contest site! Don't forget to tag @twirlingiscatchingtx on Facebook or Instagram and we may share your pic on one of our pages.
- Miss Twirling Sunshine Pageant: While there have been other virtual contests, the ATX Summer Twirl Fest is the first to offer a pageant! Winners will receive a plaque and sash, and the 2nd through 5th place twirlers will receive a slightly smaller plaque.
- UIL Ratings Event: As UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble was cancelled, the ATX Summer Twirl Fest has arranged for a UIL State Twirling Judge for those wanting to perform their UIL routine for a rating, just like they would have at TSSEC. The judge will even be designating 1-3 Outstanding Performers! While this will not be an official UIL designation, this gives twirlers the opportunity to see how they would have done and have that final performance.
- Father/Daughter Events: Since the ATX Summer Twirl Fest will be held on Father's Day Weekend (Saturday only though), they wanted to get the dads involved! Fathers & their Twirler can compete in either the Daddy/Daughter Basic Strut or Duet (or both!). Prizes for this event will include custom Koozies for the Top 5 Dads in each category!
UNIQUE FEATURE: Zoom Hangout Rooms
They have added a fun feature to this event just for the twirlers! We know the best part of contests is visiting with your friends, so during the course of the ATX Summer Twirl Fest they will be operating Zoom Hangout Rooms for the twirlers to get together and catch up! This will allow the twirlers to visit with their friends all over Texas in between events just like they would at an in person contest. It may not be exactly the same, but it is one step closer to seeing their friends!
Interested in attending this event? Visit http://www.twirlatx.com/summer-twirlfest.html to find contest info and the online registration link. Have any questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call /text Ashley at 512-848-7426. We hope to see everyone via Zoom on June 20th!
We hope you have this edition of the Contest Calendar Series. We are always looking for great new stories about Texas twirlers. Do you have an idea or some info we could use to help highlight our sport? Please contact us at email@example.com and we would love to hear more about it.