Twirl in the New Year

Christine Vassos, Staff Reporter

The New Year is here, so it’s a wonderful time to reflect back on our achievements and see how we can do better in 2013.  Participating at RB is a great way to start and continue the New Year.  Here at RB there are so many clubs, sports, and activities to participate in and it’s a great time to try something new.

One activity that you may consider is our RB Twirl Team.  The Twirl Team at RB is a mix between color guard and baton dancers and performers.  The main season is during varsity football season where twirlers perform at all the halftime home varsity football games.  The team usually practices twice a week and performs three dances along with the marching band.  Along with doing football season twirlers also march and perform at the Riverside and Brookfield Fourth of July parades along with the Von Stueban Day Parade.

The team is open to all Freshman through Seniors.  Students do not need any past twirl experience to join, just a passion to dance and perform.  If you are interested in becoming a RB Twirler, tryouts will take place  in May and there will be an announcement made, so be sure to check the team out if that interests you.  After tryouts, the team goes to Twirl Camp in June for four days at Illinois State University in Normal, IL to learn twirling skills for the next season.

For those that are not yet a Bulldog, but who want the Bulldog twirling experience, interested future twirlers can attend the upcoming RB Twirl Clinic.  RB teachers’ children are also invited to be taught at the clinic.

The RB Twirl Clinic will hold its workshop on February 5, 6, and 7 from 7:00 to 8:30pm and is open to all girls and boys in 3rd to 8th grade.  There is a $50.00 fee, which includes instruction and our Twirl clinic T-Shirt to be worn at the basketball game performance.  The students’ just need to wear work out clothing and tennis shoes and the rest of the equipment and instruction will be provided.  The children will learn a 1:40 minute routine with either ribbons, hoops, or some batons done by the older girls.  The performance can be seen by all at the home basketball game on February 8th during the Varsity basketball half time show.

Don’t forget to check out our slideshow from last year’s RB Twirl Clinic.

Sponsors Note:  The author, reporter Christine Vassos, is also a member of the RB Twirlers.