2017 UT Twirling Camp

            UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE TWIRLING CAMP

                                   JUNE 10 – 13, 2017

1965                                    53 years                                               2017

A note from the camp director: We invite you to attend the University of Tennessee Twirling Camp and work with a Championship Staff. We look forward to sharing our experience and expertise with all of you. We want the campers to develop new skills, learn correct technique and execution, meet new friends and develop lifetime memories. Our goal is to challenge, motivate and inspire all twirlers while having an enjoyable and fun time.

Registration:  CLICK HERE

INTRODUCING THE 2017 UT TWIRLING CAMP STAFF

GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

Braelynn Neely, Athens, GA:  Feature twirler at the University of Georgia, 3 time Miss Majorette of America, World Open Strut Champion, Miss Dance of America

Barbara Pope Neely, Core, WV: Nationally renowned teacher, choreographer, adjudicator in both twirling and dance worlds, Member Dance Masters of America, her students have won numerous national titles.

FEATURING THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MAJORETTES

THE UT CAMP STAFF WILL INCLUDE:

Kelly Isbell Harper:  Former UT Majorette, AAU Junior Olympic Gold Medalist in Freestyle, Dance Twirl and Strut.  USTA State Champion Dance Twirl and Strut.

Hope Kane:  Former UT Feature Twirler, DMA College Majorette, DMA Collegiate Halftime Winner, DMA Miss Majorette of the Year, Strut National Champion.

Jaime U. Medlock: Former UT Head Majorette, coaches numerous solo and group twirlers in AL. She is a former Miss Majorette of Alabama and Miss Majorette of the South.

Christy Taylor Mistron:  Former UT Majorette.  Some of her titles include DMA Collegiate Half Time Majorette of America and Miss Majorette of DMA and NBTA.

Katie Roach:  Former UT Majorette, has won numerous State and Regional titles.  She is a two time Recipient of the Kandace Bewley Scholarship.  Currently, Katie works at WBIR-TV as a morning reporter and anchor. 

Shelbi Bias Ruffino:  Former UT Majorette, winner of numerous Miss Majorette of Tennessee titles, AAU Gold and Bronze medalist, WTA National Strut Champion.

Kristi Summers:  Former UT Head Majorette, Assistant Head Majorette, and Feature Twirler.  She has won numerous titles at the State, Regional, and National levels.

Michelle Blazier White: Former UT Majorette with many local, State and Regional awards. She specializes in choreography and routine perfection for high school half time shows.

Kathy McCarrell-Smith, CAMP DIRECTOR:  Former UT Head Majorette, NBTA National Twirling Team and Corps Champion.  She is the Director of Kathy McCarrell’s Majorettes where her students have won State, Regional and National Awards.

CAMP INFORMATION

All campers will be supervised by trained, experienced personnel.  Twirlers under age 12 must attend as day students unless accompanied by sponsor, parent or teacher.  Very young day students should attend with parent or teacher.  Resident assistants will be on duty in the dorm at all times.  College students will serve as camp counselors.

Camp registration must be received by May 25, 2017. Detailed camp information will be emailed to each camper, unless specifically requested. Included in the information will be a medical authorization form that must be completed, signed by parent/guardian and turned in when you arrive for camp. Classes begin on Saturday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Natalie Haslam Music Center (WJ Julian Band Room – 135), 1741 Volunteer Blvd. and conclude on Tuesday, June 13 at noon following the Performance Program.

Novice/Special Beginner Twirling CampDesigned for the young twirler (4-10 years old) who has never twirled or is just beginning to twirl.  Young twirlers will attend camp on an abbreviated schedule of 3 hours per day and receive instruction in basic fundamentals of twirling and strutting.  Must be at least 4 years old to attend.

Twirlers and Majorette LinesCome prepared to work hard with current and former UT majorettes and other nationally known instructors.  Instruction in one, two, three, and four baton, strut, modeling, dance-twirl, duet, group routines and fire baton will be offered.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes included. You will have the opportunity to learn enough material to last the year!

Majorette Lines – Classes will be available for marching, precision, unison of twirling, general handling, technique, discipline, teamwork, reading charts, how to “write in” majorettes on a chart to be a visual and integral component of the show, novelty props and problem solving classes.  You will have the opportunity to learn enough material to last the year!

Potential University of Tennessee Majorettes Attending this camp is an excellent way to prepare for UT majorette auditions.  You will have the opportunity to meet/twirl with the current majorettes, learn “the bird” and other requirements for majorette line try-outs.

New this year!  Swim Party Sunday night at the UT Aquatic Center from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Bring your swimsuits, towel, beach shoes.  Plan to make new friends, cool off and have a lot of fun!

Private Lessons A limited number of private lessons with camp staff will be available during camp.  Requests are filled in the order they are received and limited to one lesson per camper.  Private lesson requests and payment must be received with your registration by May 25, 2017. Please list 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

Camp Performance Program The Camp Performance Program by campers in their solo and group classes will begin Tuesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m.  Special guest performances by featured instructors will highlight this program that is open to parents and friends.  Costumes are not necessary for this program.  Special awards will be given by the staff to recognize “Hardest Working” and “Most Improved” in each classification.

UT Majorette for a Day Following the performance program a special drawing will be held to choose a twirler who will have the opportunity to attend a UT home football game as a guest of the UT Band and see exactly what it is like to be a UT Majorette.  Twirler must be accompanied by one parent/chaperone.  Camper must participate in the Performance Program to be eligible for the drawing.

Twirling Level Classification: Please indicate twirling level on registration form.

  • Novice/Special Beginner: New twirler and attending the Novice camp.
  • Beginner: Working on perfecting fundamentals, may or maynot consistently be able to catch a one turn, working on 2 turn and double elbow roll.
  • Intermediate A:  Mastered fundamentals, can catch 1 & 2 turn, double elbow roll and can do 50-60 thumb flips per minute.
  • Intermediate B:  Can do 60-100 thumb flips per minute, can catch 2 and 3 turn consistently, and complete 3 or 4 elbow rolls.
  • Advanced:  Mastered elbow rolls, 3 & 4 turn and can do 100-200  thumb flips per minute.
  • Advanced Elite:  Can catch 5 and 6 turn left and 2 ½ or more turns right and mastered 2-3 different continuous roll (i.e. back of neck, front of neck, diamonds, etc.) in addition to elbow rolls, and can do 100+ thumb flips per minute.

 CAMP FEES:

Resident student (includes Instruction, housing, meals and camp shirt)…………………..$360.00

Commuter/Day Student (Instruction plus camp shirt, no meals)……….………………..…..$275.00

Novice/Special Beginner Camp………………………………………………………………….$75.00

Resident Sponsor/Teacher (includes housing, meals, instruction, camp shirt………..…$240.00

Mom In Dorm w/Child (includes housing, meals, camp shirt, no instruction).………….$225.00

Private Lessons (30 min)………………………………………………………………………$40.00

Meal Ticket (Optional for Day Students)……………………………………………………………$65.00

Parking Pass (per day)…………………………………………………………………..$5.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ALL CAMP REGISTRATIONS/PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED

 AND PAID ONLINE.

Please submit your completed application and payment electronically by May 25, 2017.

Commuter students: Meal tickets may be purchased for all camp meals. Tickets are $65.00 and cover the cost of pizza party, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday and Monday, and breakfast on Tuesday. If you wish to purchase a meal ticket, please include $65.00 with your camp registration fee.

Private lesson requests and $40 payment must be included with your camp registration due by May 25, 2017. Please list 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices.

DAILY PRIZES GIVEN FOR “BEST DRESSED” IN THEME

Saturday       Orange Day

Sunday           Beach Day

Monday         Favorite Decade Day

Tuesday         Camp T-shirt Day

* Cancellation policy – Written notification required by June 3, 2017. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds processed after June 3, 2017.

Questions: Kathy McCarrell-Smith           (865) 579-0556                                                      

Email Kathyms@charter.net

Website:  www.utbands.com

Registration: CLICK HERE

CAMPER REGISTRATION:  ALL campers must register on June 10 between Noon and 2:00 p.m.  Registration will be held in the WJ Julian Band Room (room 135) located in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-2605.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP REGISTRATION:  Take exit 387 off I-40 and follow signs to 17th St. Turn right onto 17th St.  Follow 17th to the Cumberland Avenue intersection and cross Cumberland Avenue; you are now on Melrose Avenue.  Go to the stop sign (Natalie Haslam Music Center will be directly in front of you), turn right onto Andy Holt Avenue then immediately left into staff parking lot 23.

BRING TO CAMP:  Bed linen and pillow for twin bed; batons, fire batons, practice clothes, tennis shoes, comfortable walking shoes, towels, toilet articles, shower shoes, sun glasses, notebook, pencils, thermos for water, spending money for snacks and souvenirs, sunscreen, swim suit, beach towel, and any personal articles and medicine.   Your name should be on all batons, cases, bags, etc. 

PARKING:  Anyone bringing a car on campus will be required to purchase a parking permit at a cost of $5 per day.  Mark your registration form to purchase a parking pass.    (No phone requests for parking permits will be accepted).  Reserved permits will be available for pick-up on Saturday, June 10 at camp registration.  Cars without a permit may be ticketed/towed.

PIZZA PARTY – ALL CAMPERS:  Saturday at 6:00 p.m. there will be a pizza  party, followed with games, recreation and contests before evening classes resume.  Prizes given for Best Dressed in Theme (Orange Day) and Best Decorated Baton.

                                 

2017  UT TWIRLING CAMP SCHEDULE

A detailed schedule of classes will be available at registration.

****In case of rain, classes will be moved to the Band Room.

****If you have a private lesson scheduled, your lesson time will be included in the packet you receive at camp registration.

Dress for each day of camp is shown below.  Plan your camp attire accordingly.  Prizes will be awarded for best dressed in theme.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

ORANGE DAY

Noon – 2:00 p.m.     Registration WJ Julian Band Room (Room 135) located in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-2605.

3:30     Meet in Band Room (bring batons).  After dividing into groups, your Instructor will take you to class.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner – PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL CAMPERSBEST DECORATED BATON CONTEST

9:00 p.m.     Classes end

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

BEACH DAY

8:30 a.m.     Devotions – optional – Band Room

9:00 a.m.     Classes begin

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.      Swim Party!!

MONDAY, JUNE 12

FAVORITE DECADE DAY

9:00 a.m.     Classes begin

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Fire Baton class and staff exhibitions

9:00 p.m.     Classes end

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

CAMP T-SHIRT DAY

9:00 a.m.     Classes begin

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.     Performance Program – PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

 

NOVICE (1/2 DAY) CAMP SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

ORANGE DAY

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.     Registration

3:30 p.m.     Meet in Band Room

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.     Class

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Pizza Party

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.     Games

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Class

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

    BEACH DAY

9:00 – 12:00  p.m.     Class

MONDAY, JUNE 12

FAVORITE DECADE DAY

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.     Class

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

CAMP T-SHIRT DAY

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.     Class

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.     Performance Program – Family and friends encouraged to attend.

 

OTHER FUN EVENTS

Twirling Games, Best Decorated Baton, Balancing Baton, Performances by the UT Majorettes and Guest Instructors.

Awards given for:  Best Attitude, Overall Best, Most Improved and Hardest Worker!