​​Registration Is Open! The online registration

form can be found at keepaustintwirling.com

Entry Deadline is on November 19, 2021

Only online registrations will be accepted. The online registration will take registrants to PayPal for

payment via credit card, but fees can also be sent in with Venmo (@twirlatx) or CashApp ($twirlatx)

*HIGH SCHOOL PLAY OFF HOLD* If your High Schooler wants to enter but may have a football play-off 

conflict, please register online but send payment via CHECK with a note saying "hold for play-offs". 
We will not cash the check until we receive confirmation of attendance. If doing a


Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, in order to safely hold our event, there may be several procedures added to the 2021 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Event. Failure to cooperate with these procedures by any twirling athlete or their accompanying parent will result in the athlete being disqualified and removed from the competition with no refunds given.

Please do not register if you do not agree to follow all procedures! *ALL PROCEDURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

1. As of right now, there will be no limits on spectators. Should that change, all registered twirlers will be notified ASAP.

2. It is requested that masks are worn in the facility when moving through public spaces. Athletes will not be required to have a mask on when warming up and performing. Spectators can remove their mask in the bleachers if they are stationary and spaced a minimum of six feet from anyone around them.

3. Each competitor and accompanying adult must fill out a COVID-19 screening form on the morning of the event before entering the building. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed in the facility.

4. ​Attendees must recognize that by registering for the contest and entering the facility, they are assuming the risk involved with potential exposure to COVID-19. While the contest directors will uphold as many precautions as possible, attendees must understand that there is inherent risk with any activity that involves possible contact with other people. 

5. Please note that while we have secured Hutto HS for this event, should the ongoing situation around COVID-19 change, we may have to introduce additional precautions or change the facility location, mask requirements, event schedule, or spectator options. There will be NO REFUNDS offered for any reason unless we cancel the competition. When you sign up you are agreeing that you understand this fact. Let us know if you have any questions!

​​​​7th Annual Austin Holiday Twirl Fest 
Saturday, December 4, 2021

Hosted By:  The Hutto HS Winterguard & Twirl ATX

Contest Directors: Ashley Wood & Whitney Coons

NBTA Sanction #2217

​​Location for the 2021 Contest: 

Hutto High School Competition Gym

101 Chris Kelley Dr, Hutto, Texas

For additional questions please email ATXTwirlFest@gmail.com
or call Ashley Wood at 512-848-7426

*Suggested Hotels in the Hutto Area*

Kalahari Resorts

3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
 323 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634
Contact: 512-846-1168

 Hampton Inn - Hutto
327 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634
Contact: 512-846-2992

*NEW* La Quinta Inn & Suites Round Rock East

3900 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX, 78665

​Contact: 737-346-6652

Brand New Facility! Only 5 miles away

Courtyard by Marriot - Round Rock
2700 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
Contact: 512-255-5551


*Important Contest Information* 
*Competition begins promptly at 8:15am
*Doors will open at 7:45am. No early arrival
*NBTA Rules will be in effect for all competitive events
*First entries received will be last to perform.
*Performance order will be done via set numbers
*Lane assignments will be in the program

*The formal set system will be followed 
*No refunds will be given for any reason
*No food/drink except water allowed in the gym

Event Order: modeling events, best costume, individual events, teams & show twirls
Contest Surcharge admits parents, coached, and spectators, as well as includes a digital program

The program will be emailed out the week of the contest (typically on Wednesday evening). There will NOT be paper copies available at the contest, so please print out your own or download the PDF to your phone. 

*Individual Music Submission*
Anyone entering an event with individual music (show twirl, rhythmic, UIL, team, collegiate twirl, freestyle, etc) must submit their music via email to ATXTwirlFest@gmail.com by November 25th. Music will only be played via pre-loaded music files We will not have a CD player or alternate playing option. This will prevent the need for sound checks or music malfunctions since all music will be able to be tested beforehand. 

*Hutto High School Winterguard Concession Stand*
Support the contest hosts, the Hutto High School Winterguard, by visiting
their Concession Stand. These funds will help pay for their upcoming 
Winter guard season. Full menu will be available the week of the contest.

*Contest Events & Awards*​​​​
Miss Holiday Model: 60% Modeling, 40% Interview
Attire: Costume or Dress *no stiletto/spike heels allowed
Awards: 1st place – Tiara & Sash... 2nd-5th place – Rhinestone Headband

Miss Twirling Snowflake: 20% Modeling & Interview, 40% X Strut, 40% Solo
Modeling Attire - Beg/Int: Costume, Advanced: Formal Dress *no stiletto/spike heels allowed
Awards: 1st Place – Tiara, Trophy & Sash... 2nd-5th place – Trophy

 Basic Skills Pageant: 20% Modeling in costume (no interview), 40% Basic Strut, 40% Solo
Awards: 1st Place – Tiara/Award/Sash... 2nd-5th place – Award

Candy Cane Cup Twirl Off: The Top 2 placing twirlers in each Solo division will twirl off

against the other twirlers from their difficulty division (i.e. Top 2 for all Novice Solos). 

Judges will select the overall winners for the Novice, Beginner, and Intermediate divisions

and the Candy Cane Cup Grand Champion from the Advanced/Collegiate division.

The winner of each division will receive a Candy Cane Twirl Off Winner Cup.

High School Colorguard Solo - Sabre, Rifle, or Flag
Solos Will be awarded a I, II, or III rating

 *Individual Event Awards*
Beg/Int/Adv: 1st Place – Trophy
Novice: 1st Place – Award
2nd-5th Place – Medal

Ratings Event Awards
I, II, or III Rating – Ribbon

 The Honorary Best Costume Award
 Entry Fees for this event will be donated to “Twirling To Fight Cancer” 
in honor of those in the twirling community fighting breast cancer

Help further support 
Twirling to Fight Cancerby visiting the following companies:

Amber's Spirit Batons

Aidyn's Caring Cookies

Becky's Boutique for TTFC Gear

Congratulations to our previous Best Costume Award Winners!

Thank you to all of the Best Costume Competitors that contributed to 
Twirling to Fight Cancer! We were honored to be able to donate $400 in 2020!

Previous Year Best Costume Winners:

2020 - Angela Schultheis (0-12) & Kaylynn Lambert (13+)

​2019 - Jaidyn Poole

2018 - Collyn Lambeck

2017 - Khloe Page

2016 - Jenna Bowen

2015 - Analeia Aleman

Previous Contest Year Results

2020 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results  ~*~  2019 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results

2018 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results  ~*~ 2017 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results

2016 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results  ~*~  2015 ATX Holiday Twirl Fest Results

Visit Michael Carother's Website (PW: ATX2018) to see pictures from the 2018 Event