Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Contest Calendar Series - East TX Valentine's Twirling Festival 2019

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Can you believe it is already halfway through January and we are only days from the first Texas NBTA contest in 2019? Who all is going to Twirl in the Woods? Make sure to tag us in your photos and we will share them through the day!

While this month has gotten away from us pretty quickly, we still wanted to give a last minute mention to a great contest that is coming up in only a few weeks.

Today our Contest Calendar Series is the 2019 East Texas Valentine's Twirling Festival Majorette Showcase & Twirl Day Clinic!

*DEADLINE TODAY* Please note that the deadline for this competition is TODAY, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, so get your entry in the mail ASAP. Click here to download the entry form. For more information, please contact the contest director, Janice Jackson Seamands at or (214) 697-5310.

If you would like to attend this contest but cannot get your entry in the mail today, please email the Contest Director! She might be able to work with you to get your twirler into the contest anyway!

Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who: Contest Director Janice Jackson Seamands
What: 2019 East Texas Valentine's Twirling Festival & Twirl Day Clinic
When: Saturday, February 16th, 2019. Doors open at 7:30 am. Contest begins at 8:30 am.
Where: Sabine High School, 5324 FM 1252 West, Gladewater, TX 75647
Why: 2019 is a special year for this contest! This year the contest has moved from North Dallas to a great facility with two gyms in Gladewater, TX, making it the only "East Texas" NBTA contest. With a great new location and being in a new part of the State, the 2019 Valentine's Twirling Festival will bring a ton of awesome new twirlers together.

CONTEST HASHTAG: #valentinestwirlfest2019
. For this event, we strongly encourage our Texas Twirlers to utilize the hashtag #valentinestwirlfest2019 when posting photos of this competition on social media.

Highlighted Event: An additional bonus to this contest is the Twirl Day Clinic on Sunday, February 17th from Noon to 4:00 pm. Cost of the Clinic is only $75, and for that you get great instruction from some fantastic Twirling Coaches! All four of the wonderful instructors have held National titles, twirled for their respective Universities, and are current NBTA Judges and Coaches, bringing a huge wealth of knowledge to this clinic. You will not want to miss it!

*Michele Sweet Pangrac, Former Collegiate World Champion
*Nicole Jensen, Former College Miss Majorette of America 
*Caroline Carothers, 2016 Miss Texas & Baylor Golden Girl
*Whitney King Coons, Former University of TX Feature Twirler

Unique Feature: This contest will include a special Majorette Showcase. This is an event where field twirlers can perform their football. UIL style, or Try-Out Routines and receive feedback, critique, and an award from the NBTA Certified Judges. There will be an Overall Outstanding Performance award given to the bets Majorette Line and Best Individual Performer in the Showcase.

Want to attend this event? Please download the 2019 East Texas Valentine's Twirling Festival Entry Form, or contact the director, Janice Jackson Seamands, at

Also, don't forget to check out for information and entry forms for many upcoming contests in the State of Texas. There are many great contests heading our way, and their deadlines are around the corner!

We hope you have enjoyed 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 information we could use to help highlight our sport? Please contact us at and we would love to hear more about it. 

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