Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Contest Calendar Series - Twirl in the Woods 2020

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Happy Holidays to all our readers out there! This has been a great year for Texas Twirlers, and because of that, for the blog as well. We can't wait for 2020! Speaking of next year, if you are a twirler or the parent/coach of a TX twirler competing at the 2020 Twirl Mania Championship at Disney World in February, please email We want to support all the Texas twirlers that will be attending.

Now, after a short break to get life back in order, we have returned with our last regular post for 2019. We know everyone has been in the mindset of Christmas Trees for the past couple weeks, but now it is time to turn our attention to a different kind of tree… The kind you find in The Woodlands!

Today our Contest Calendar Series post is about the upcoming 2020 Twirl in the Woods!


DEADLINE SATURDAY: Please note that the deadline for this competition is Saturday, December 28th, 2019… That is only three days away! Your entry must be postmarked by this day. Click here to download the entry form. For more info, you can contact the Contest Directors at or you can call 281-844-1143.

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Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who: Contest Directors Patti Mickey & Kayli Mickey-McIntosh
What: 2020 Twirl in the Woods Competition
When: Saturday, January 18th AND Sunday, January 19th, 2019
Where: College Park High School - 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77384

Why: Since this is the first NBTA contest in Texas for 2020, it is often one of the biggest of the season outside of the State and Regional competitions. Many coaches consider this contest to be the most reflective of what level of competition twirlers will face at the Southwest Regional Championship held in March. Many teams debut their routines here, and most of the twirling groups in the State will have representation. On top of that, the awards are extremely nice (tiaras, giant trophies, Disney plushies, etc), and the contest runs very smooth. It is definitely a 'must attend' to start off the new year!

For the 2020 Twirl in the Woods event, the competition will be spread over two days to help accommodate the high numbers of teams and registrants competing.

Saturday, January 18th, 2019
Facility opens at 1:00 pm. Contest begins at 2:00 pm
  • All team events and team ratings
  • Individual music events and ratings: Show Twirl, Rhythmic, and UIL/Try-Out Routines
  • Team + Individual Music Events Award Ceremony

Sunday, January 19th
Facility opens at 7:00 am. Contest begins at 8:00 am
  • Miss Woodlands Modeling Pageant
  • Beg., Int., and Adv. Miss Majorette of the Woodlands Twirling Pageants
  • Basic Skills Pageant
  • X-Struts, Basic Struts, and Military Marching
  • Solos and Multiple Baton Events
  • Best Costume and Duets
  • Ratings for above listed events
  • Pageant Award Ceremony

Make sure to arrange your accommodations accordingly to align with this new two day format!

For this event, we would love our Texas twirlers to utilize the hashtag #titw2020 when posting photos of this competition on social media. Please also tag the Twirling is Catching FB page or Instagram account (@twirlingiscatchingtx) and we might share your picture on social media!

Unique Feature: When at Twirl in the Woods, you can always expect a well run contest with nice awards, and lots of facility space for competition and practice across the three gyms. This are also several out of state judges joining the All Star judging staff.

Another unique Feature at Twirl in the Woods is always the award ceremony. You have to love any award ceremony that has placement blocks, a photographer, and utilizes amazing senior twirlers from around the State to help pass out the awards.

Highlighted Event: A highlighted event for this competition is the team competition. As mentioned above, many teams premier their routines at Twirl in the Woods, which means team routines you have never seen before will all hit the floor at the same time. This is where we get to see the starting point of competition behind all those hours of teamwork and new choreography. It is so exciting to see where the teams all begin each season and compare it to how far they go by the time we reach State in June.

Contest Hotel Block: There is a hotel block reserved for the contest at the Spring Hill Suites, but you must reserve your room by Friday, December 27th! The hotel is located at 16520 I-45 South, The Woodlands, TX, 77384. The reservation can be made by calling 936-647-2657 with or you can visit the Booking Website.

Want to attend this event? Please click here for the registration form, or contact the Contest Directors at or 281-844-1143 for more details.

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

Photo credit to Edward Obias for most of the pictures in this post! 

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