​​​​​1st Annual Virtual ATX Summer Twirl Fest 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hosted By:  Twirl ATX​

Contest Directors: Ashley Wood & Whitney Coons


We are excited to have you join us for the first ever VIRTUAL ATX Summer Twirl Fest!

All events will be adjudicated LIVE by an NBTA Certified Judge on NBTA Scoresheets

using a ZOOM Virtual Meeting Room. No events will happen face-to-face. 


NO PERFORMANCES WILL BE RECORDED OR SHARED

The only person who will see each performance is the Judge running that lane

and their clerk. All performances will be live and scored upon completion.


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



ENTRY DEADLINE IS JUNE 5, 2020 AT MIDNIGHT


Click here to open the Online Registration Form


Payment can be made using PayPal via the registration form or can

be sent separately via Venmo (@twirlatx) or CashApp ($twirlatx) 

Only online registration is available. No Mail In entries. 



*Important Contest Information* 
*The first event on each "Lane" will begin at 8:00 am

*Zoom invitations will be sent to each competitor via email by June 17th
*NBTA Rules will be in effect for all competitive events

*Performers must go at their assigned time regardless of weather. Have a back up plan!

*All event times will be given in CENTRAL Time
*NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON


This is a competition and ALL competitors are required to wear a costume and have appropriate shoes. The definition of a costume is up to you. If you do not want to perform outside in competition costumes, attire must show that you gave effort towards a performance appearance. Judges will not penalize for dance style costumes, as long as they are presentable, appropriate, and allow for proper twirling movement. For modeling, all hair needs to be off the neck and up in a twirling style (bun, ponytail, braid, etc). "Modeling" hairstyles will not be given additional credit or consideration from the judges. 


You can perform from your home, driveway, gym, studio, outside tennis/basketball court, etc, on a FLAT surface. Please have a backup option should there be bad weather and your first option not be usable. 


The contestant MUST have a Zoom account in his/her name. If the account is not in the contestant's name, the judge will not be able to let you into the competition area. Please sign up for a FREE Zoom account. DO NOT USE ZOOM for the first time on June 20th. Please get on Zoom and test your equipment prior to competition day. 


Make sure you have a plan ahead of time for the camera. We suggest using a cell phone for the competition, vs a computer, since often the cell phone offers a clearer picture for the viewing judge. If using a stationary cell phone, we suggest utilizing a cell phone tripod or a cell phone stand to ensure the phone won't tip or fall over during the performance. During the performance, the twirler must be visible from head to toe, preferably with space above and below as well.


During "moving" events (X-Strut, Show Twirl, Rhythmic, Collegiate Solo, Teams), you can use a stand, but it is preferably to have someone hold the camera and follow the performer to ensure they are always in the frame.

You will receive your scoresheets via email after verification/tabulation (please allow 3 days/72 hours). All placements will be posted on this website within 24 hours after the competition. We will post events as we have them completed throughout the day on the Twirl ATX Facebook Page and the @twirlatx Instagram account. The pageant results will be announced via a live stream on the Twirl ATX Facebook Page, so make sure to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/TwirlATX/

 

Disclaimer: If you do not have Wi-Fi and you are trying to use Cell Service, you will probably “lag” inside a building. The judge will not be able to see your routine in real time. Please try to be on Wi Fi if indoors when you can.


If competing in the Miss Twirling Sunshine Pageant, during the modeling portion, competitors must provide a chair to sit in that is far enough away from the camera that the judge can see the twirler from head to toe. 

If you do not have the NBTA March Music, please use this music file: Stars & Stripes NBTA March Music File 



*Awards* 

Each twirler will receive a custom plaque with their name on it. For each non-pageant event they place Top 5 in, they will receive a plate displaying the event and placement that can be attached to the plaque. 


For the Miss Twirling Sunshine and the Basic Skills Pageants, the winners will receive a pageant winner plaque and a sash, and 2nd to 5th place will receive a smaller plaque. 


For the Daddy/Daughter events, the daughter will receive a plate for her plaque, and the dad will receive a keepsake koozie.




*Contest Events *

NBTA Scoresheets will be used for all events & NBTA Time Limits are in effect,

however, this contest is not sanctioned by NBTA, and some events may have 

adjustments from the NBTA rules to accommodate the virtual nature of this event. 

Any deviation from standard NBTA practices are documented below.

Miss Twirling Sunshine Pageant

20% Modeling & Interview, 40% X Strut, 40% Solo
Modeling Attire -
Costume for all levels.Hair up in twirling style.

Offered for Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Division determined by solo level


 Basic Skills Pageant
 20% Modeling (no interview), 40% Basic Strut, 40% Solo

Modeling Attire - Costume for all levels. Hair up in twirling style.

Offered for Novice level soloists

Open Basic Strut

Available for Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Twirler will do one 32 count box. Then, when prompted by the judge,

will perform another 32 count box to complete judging.

Competitor must play NBTA March Music.


Open X-Strut

Available for Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Competitor must play NBTA March Music. 


Open Solo

Available for Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Competitor must play music of their choice during performance


College Solo

Available for collegiate competitors only

Music include 1, 2, and 3+ baton to generic music

Competitor must play music of their choice during performance


Open Two Baton

Available for Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
Competitor must play music of their choice during performance


Open Three Baton

Only one division available per age group
Competitor must play music of their choice during performance


Show Twirl

Only one division available per age group

Competitor must play their own music selection


Rhythmic Twirl

Only open to advanced competitors

Competitor must play their own music selection


Collegiate Twirl

Available for collegiate competitors only

One baton and multiple batons performed to individually selected marching band music

Competitor must play their own music selection


UIL Routine for Ratings

No divisions. All performances will receive a I, II, or III rating from a UIL Judge

1 to 3 routines will be selected as an "Outstanding Performer"

Competitor must play their own music selection

(This is not an official UIL Rating or OP designation)


Halftime Show Team or Dance Twirl Team

Only one division available per age group

Judges will not penalize for the lack of, or give credit for, exchanges or floor pattern/formations. Since this is a social distancing friendly event, it is suggested that exchanges are removed and team members stand in one place distanced from any teammates to perform their routine. To make sure all routines are judged equivalently, Judges will be directed to focus on musical interpretation, showmanship, dance skills, twirling content, technique, & quality of performance.

Teams can perform all in one location using social distance guidelines or

they can perform with each team member as a different Zoom user.

If performing in one location, the team will play their own music.

If performing with different users, the judge will play the music. 

The team must send music to atxtwirlfest@gmail.com by June 15th. 


Daddy/Daughter Basic Strut

Only one division will be offered. Age groups will be determined by number of entries

1) Daddy and Daughter will start in a matching pose, then do an 8 count introduction together.

2) After the introduction, the twirler will do one 32 count solo box

3) When prompted by the judge, the dad will do one 32 count solo box.

4) Finally, the Dad and Daughter will do one 32 count box side by side, ending in a matching pose. 
Competitor must play NBTA March Music.


Daddy/Daughter Duet

Only one division will be offered. Age groups will be determined by number of entries

Following NBTA Duet rules, the Daddy & Daughter will start with an opening salute,

perform a routine between 0:30-2:00 minutes long, and end with a closing salute.

Competitor must play music of their choice during performance