Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer Twirling Camp Guide - July & August 2019

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Now that State weekend is over, many of our twirlers are focused on heading to AYOP and others are starting to prepare for next season. To help with either route, there are several twirling camps coming up in July & August here in Texas. Why a Summer Twirling Camp? Check out this great article: "Why Twirling Camps are Beneficial" by Tabith Kirsch on the benefits of fitting a twirl camp in to your twirler's schedule.

Below is the information for three upcoming summer twirling camps. To stay on top of all the upcoming Twirling Camps and Twirler for a Day opportunities, make sure to check out and save it to your favorites! Know of any opportunities not listed on this site? Please email and we will make sure they get included on the list!


Join the Eisenhauer School of Twirling for this excellent new/beginner level twirling camp. Deadline is July 1st, so get signed up ASAP! More information can be found at or you can call 361-937-5112 to get signed up!


Attention Twirlers! Join us for our 3-day twirling camp here in Lubbock. We will have classes for campers with no twirling experience up to advanced level classes. We have a great facility with super high ceilings. During the afternoons we will be doing an AYOP open gym practice if you will be attending nationals. Call or text Bethany Tolley at 806-777-7792 for more details or to register.


Kick off the new season right at CTXTC! Join us for the 2019 Central Texas Twirl Camp August 10th & 11th in Cedar Park, TX (NW of Austin). We are excited to have instructors Nicole Jensen and Caroline Carothers returning, and we want to welcome new instructor, Kayli Mickey-McIntosh. Check out more info and register online at

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post. 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? Contact us at and we would love to hear more about it. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Good Luck to the 2019 Miss Texas Twirlers

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Tonight is a big night for pageantry in the great State of Texas! The Miss Texas Pageant wraps up a week of competition and events this evening with the crowning of the 2019 Miss Texas title. This year we have three baton twirlers competing for the job of a lifetime, and we want to wish them all the very best of luck this evening and let them know we are all so proud of what they have already accomplished!

The three twirlers competing tonight are (from left to right above)... 
Miss Richardson - Erica Kuntz, Miss Lewisville - Aly Beaupre, and Miss Dallas - Adaline Bebo

If you are interested in watching the Miss Texas Finals & Crowning tonight, you can visit the website found here -> The cost is $18.00 to purchase the viewing online. If you are unable to watch, we will be posting updates throughout the evening at or on Instagram @twirlingiscatchingtx.

All three of these amazing twirlers performed baton twirling+ as their talents and all three did an amazing job. Adaline amazed with her rhythmic routine, winning the Tuesday Overall Preliminary Talent for the Tau group. Congrats Adaline! On Wednesday, Erica wow-ed with her aerial object manipulation that combined dance, baton, and a giant dance hoop. That night, Aly also impressed with a high energy multiple baton routine. It was so beautiful to see such talent on the Miss Texas stage and we hope to see them in the finals!

This week these ladies have done everything from learn dance numbers, interviews, walk the stage, share and support their social impact platforms, practice, and prepare for what all ends this evening. They all looked stunning in their evening gowns, like professionals in their interview outfits, and spoke like educated and passionate young women throughout the competition. Any of these beautiful candidates would be amazing representatives of our sport and our State.

Join the Twirling is Catching Blog this evening in sending our best wishes to these three and all the support our community can give. Good Luck Adaline, Aly, and Erica! Texas Loves You!

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post. 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? Contact us at and we would love to hear more about it. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Final Countdown... NBTA Texas State 2019!

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Can you believe we are only two days from the 2019 NBTA Texas State Championship? We know twirlers all over the State have been basically living in the gym, practicing with all their heart, and preparing their best for this weekend. We wish everyone the best of luck and just remember, no matter what happens, smile and enjoy the celebration of our sport and our State coming together. Don't forget to follow for fun updates and results throughout the weekend.

To help everyone with their final packing and mental preparations, we have a few updates from our Contest Directors for what is sure to be fantastic event. If you have any questions about the event before Saturday, please contact See you in New Braunfels!

Event Address
The accurate address for New Braunfels High School is 2551 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX. 78130. 

Program & T-Shirt Pick Up
Program, Patches, & T-Shirt pick up will be 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, June 21st at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Schertz (17702 IH-35 North, Schertz, TX). They will also be available at the main table on Saturday and Sunday during the competition.

Note From The Directors
Please note there will not be any locker rooms available. It is suggested to bring pop-up changing tents if you have them to prevent the bathrooms from getting over crowded due to people changing in the stalls.

Schedule: Saturday, June 22
7:00 am: Contest Facility Opens
8:00 am: Contest Events Begin
  • Miss Texas Model
  • Miss Majorette & Pageant Modeling
  • Basic Skills Model
  • Best Appearing
  • Best Costume
  • Miss Majorette & Pageant Strut
  • Basic Skills Strut
  • Miss Majorette & Pageant Solo
  • Basic Skills Solo
  • (All of the events above Start with the letter E)
  • Show Twirl, Rhythmic Twirl, Collegiate Twirl, Collegiate Downfield
  • Group Events
  • Group Awards Presentation

Schedule: Sunday, June 23
7:00 am: Contest Facility Open
8:00 am: Contest Events Begin
  • Presentation
  • Basic/Military Strut
  • Open X-Strut
  • State X-Strut Championships
  • Advanced State X-Strut Finals
  • Open Solos
  • Advanced State Solo Finals
  • State Solo Championships
  • Awards Presentation

***This is a Tentative Schedule and is not a guaranteed timetable.  We will not stop the contest if it is running ahead of schedule.  Contestants are responsible for being in the lane 2 sets BEFORE their set number to compete. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Camp Calendar Series: 2019 South Texas Camp of Champions

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

In only four days, Twirlers from all over Texas will be in New Braunfels for the NBTA Texas State Championships. So exciting! This event will be the last step on the way to Nationals for many twirlers, and for others it will be the grand finale to their season.

Regardless of which category you fall in, or even if you aren't attending the State Championships, everyone is beginning to think about what their next move will be once State is over. Will you be going full speed forward training for AYOP? Will you begin learning new routines for the Fall? Or do you just want to take some of your skills to the next level? No matter which option might be the right one for you, this is where the South Texas Camp of Champions comes in!

*STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS!* While the deadline is technically passed, they are still accepting registrations, so the sooner you can contact them, the better! Interested in attending STCC? Please visit or contact Pat Montgomery by phone at (210) 393-3551 or via email at

Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Who: Directors Pat Montgomery, Major Margaret Mann, and Nancy Eisenhauer
What: 2019 South Texas Camp of Champions
Where: Gonzales Junior High School Gym - 426 N. College St, Gonzales, TX 78629
When: June 26th to 29th, 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (half day on the 39th)
Why: The South Texas Camp of Champions is a 4 day baton twirling camp held each summer. This camp has been around for many years and has been a great tool for Texas twirlers. This camp brings in big name local and out of State instructors to teach everything from introductory level to advanced tricks. Every twirler will leave camp with an arsenal of new or improved skills.

NEW FACILITY! This year STCC will be held in a new location! The facility in Gonzales has two great, air conditioned gymnasiums. The City of Gonzales is also so ecstatic to welcome the twirlers  and their families, they are rolling out the red carpet! STCC has been working with local businesses to plan events for parents to enjoy while the girls are at camp, including a Mimosas for Moms on Wednesday morning and local antique store is hosting a wine “sip & shop” on Thursday afternoon. In addition, campers will receive a welcome goodie bag! Wow! We can't wait to check out the City of Gonzales and all they have to offer!

Highlighted Program: STCC is very well known for its AYOP Readiness Program. Working with amazing National title holding instructors, those attending NBTA Nationals will participate in an intensive training program built to increase endurance, improve consistency, and prepare twirlers for the National level.

Amazing Instructors: One thing you can always count on at STCC is amazing instructors! This year will be no different as they are bringing back several popular instructors including:

*Former Wash. Feature Twirler, CMMOA, and World Medalist, Catherine Watters 
*Former Miss Colorado and Former ASU Feature Twirler, Meredith Winnefeld
*National Champion Coach and US Trial Judge, Sheri Carter
*Former State and National Champion,  Melinda Mann White
*Team USA Member and UTSA Feature Twirler, Michael Lopez
*Former University of Houston Feature Twirler, Rebekah Gonzales
*Texas Tech Feature Twirler and 2019 CMMofSW, Abby Morgan

Not only will these instructors be leading classes and prep sessions, but they are all available for private lessons as well! Make sure to include any private lessons requests with your registration!

Camp Logistics: Camp will occur June 26th to 30th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is also a half day option (8:00 am to Noon or 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm). Cost is $290 for full day or $160 for half day. The full day camp includes a healthy lunch each day. The cost of camp also includes a t-shirt for twirlers to wear on the Saturday of camp (if registration is received in time) for the parent show-off performance at 11:15 am.

Each day of camp, twirlers will arrive in athletic/practice appropriate clothes and start the day with a group warm-up. They then will divide into hour long sessions rotating each hour to a new class. Lunch is served at Noon, and the day ends at 4:00 pm. Twirlers should bring with them their baton(s), twirling shoes, water, snacks, and a willingness to learn and try new things.

If this sounds like an amazing opportunity, which it is, and you want to enroll your twirler, please visit Any questions? Contact Pat Montgomery at (210)393-3551 or We hope to see you there!

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post. 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? Contact us at and we would love to hear more about it.