Monday, January 13, 2020

Contest Calendar Series - 2020 Dallas Twirling Festival

Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

Competition season is officially here in Texas! We are only 5 days from Twirl in the Woods, which is the first NBTA Contest of 2020, and we loved seeing all the great photos from the USTA TSTC Winter Fest competition held this past weekend in Magnolia, Texas. A huge congrats to all the competitors who participated in Winter Fest, and a special shout out the High Scoring Champions - Tara Zielinski (Strut), Maggie Chrudimsky (2 Baton), Keriann Hollis (3 Baton), McKenzie Gomez (Solo), and Agnesa Dolomite (Artistic Twirl). Way to go ladies!

With January events well in motion, it is time to look forward to our February event entry deadlines!

Today our Contest Calendar Series post is about the 2020 Dallas Twirling Festival!

*DEADLINE JANUARY 23RD* Please note that the deadline for this competition is Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. You must have your entry postmarked by this date. Payment can be sent via Venmo or with a money order/cashiers check. Click here to download the entry form. For more information, please contact the contest directors at

Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who: Contest Directors Shirley Payne & Sheila Payne Rigelsky
What: 49th Annual Dallas Twirling Festival
When: Saturday, February 8th, 2020. Doors open at 7:00 am. Contest begins at 8:00 am.
Where: DeSoto High School (Freshman Campus), 620 S. Westmoreland Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

Why: This competition is a legacy competition. Not only is it in its 49th year, which is something to be said on it's own, but it is directed by a mother/daughter duo. Twirlers from all over Texas, and surrounding states, come to this competition. This competition is also known for having out of state judges, so that contestants get a wide variety of comments. The directors have had years, and years, and YEARS of experience directing competitions; therefore, the event runs smoothly and timely. They also bring an upbeat element of fun throughout the day!

CONTEST HASHTAG: #dallastwirlfest2020
For this event, we would love for our Texas Twirlers to utilize the hashtag #dallastwirlfest2020 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!

Highlighted Event: A highlighted event of this competition is the Parent/Twirler Duet category! Since this contest is directed by a mother/daughter, it is only fitting that other duos show off their talents!

Unique Feature: The awards are beautiful and PINK! Nice sized trophies, unique first place pageant awards, and beautiful tiaras are awarded. Also, all enjoy the special ratings trophies, as well as, the vintage medals awarded to the runners up.

Note from the Directors:  Miss Shirley and Sheila appreciate all the support over the last 48 years, and look forward to many more years! See you on February 8th!

Want to attend this event? Please download the Dallas Twirling Festival 2020 Entry Form, or contact the directors at

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!

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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