The Amadeus Twirl Team was formed in 1997
with only 4 members by Carla Bull. We have since developed into
a strong team of girls and boys. The team is currently taught
by Jo Malaure who has competed internationally and passed a
number of teacher's exams.
We compete in the IBTA and BBTSA.
With sheer hard work and determination
we have been awarded the coveted High Points Shield at several
IBTA Competitions and the prestigious IBTA National Championship's
Top Team. Individuals of the Amadeus Twirl Team have achieved
IBTA Twirl Champ, Dance Champ, Strut Champ, 2 Baton Champ and
IBTA Top Twirler, as well as athletes progressing though the
levels from Beginner to Advanced, along with BBTSA National
Amadeus is the home of many lively
characters from age of 5 upwards, all wanting to Twirl. Additionally,
we currently have two members who are part of a composite team
being trained by reputable trainers, to be selected to represent
England in international competitions.
We train on Mondays, Thursdays
and some weekends, especially on the run up to competitions.
We are based in the Fareham area in Hampshire and always welcome
new members of any ability.
Ballyfermot Superjettes was set up approximately 25 years ago.
For most of these years, Michelle McKeever was the teacher and
corp director. Unfortunately about seven years ago, Michelle
moved house, and due to distance and location it made it too
difficult for her to keep teaching.
Since then I have been teaching
and running the group. We are continuously working to build
up the corps taking on new members and we now have over 20 registered
Apart from our ten senior members
who have been twirling with us for over 10 years, the rest of
the group have been members of Ballyfermot Superjettes for only
We train three times a week, with some extra training coming
up to competitions. I encourage all the twirlers to attend as
many seminars as possible to develop their knowledge and twirling
skills. Some of the seniors have gone on to take teachers and
judges exams and 4 of them teach their own corps in Ireland.
The Diamond Twirlers were formed in May 2006 when former twirlers
of Rainbow Twirlers and other teams in Ireland joined together
to form their own Corps. The team is coached by Elaine McGovern,
who is not only a qualified IBTA Judge and Teacher with15 years
teaching experience under her belt, but also the IBTA Irish
The Diamond Twirlers are training
hard and look forward to competing together for the first time
at the Irish Open Championships in 2006.
We train 3 days per week and members
are aged between 4 and 34 years old. We are members of the IBTA
Fleet Falcons were established in 1979, and have been twirling
as members of the IBTA since 1981.
The Falcons train every Friday evening during term time between
6.30pm and 9.30pm in the Fleet area, although many members of
the corps come from further afield. Additional training sessions
are held as and when required.
Fleet Falcons are trained by four of the IBTA's teachers, Helen
McLauchlan, Emily-Jayne Wilde, Sam Barker and Chrissi Hellewell,
who have all been twirling and teaching within the association
for many years. Helen, Emily-Jayne and Sam are also members
of the IBTA judging panel.
The corps take part in some carnivals and fetes, but concentrate
more on competition work and examinations. We encourage our
members to take part in seminars organised by the IBTA to further
We strive to keep twirling fun and interesting, and to ensure
that our members are continuously improving and learning new
The Horsham Bluebelles have now been running for over 23 years.
Our team coach Dawn Cavanagh, is well
respected by our 48 team members, having dedicated over 15 years
to teaching and striving to advance
our girls from First Time Twirl to Advanced status.
team members, aged between 5 and 27 train twice a week to compete
at IBTA and Open
Competitions. Over the years, the team have won numerous prestigious
team and solo awards and continue to develop the junior team
members to compete at the highest level.
To learn more
about Horsham Bluebelles, please contact Carol Wray on 01403
264662, or join us at one of our Training sessions:
6.30 pm 8.30 pm at Farlington Girls School (Intermediate
& Advanced level twirlers)
8.30 pm at Forest School All twirler levels.
Matrix twirlers, formerly known as the Liphook Bluebelles,
have been around for more than twenty years and are still
The team was relaunched in January 2000, merging with a
smaller corps and renaming themselves Matrix majorettes. More
recently the team have not used the term majorette, and are
known as Matrix twirlers.
The team consists of both boys and girls, and ages vary
from just three years old to twenty eight years old.
The corps teacher is Rosie Malone and corps leader is Louise
East. The corps most recent achievement is being awarded the
IBTA most progressive corps 2006.
Training: Every Thursday evening at Bohunt School, Liphook,
Hampshire from 6.30pm onwards.
We have a dedicated team of 13 Twirlers aged from 8 years
to 30 years. Phoenix Twirlstars have been established since
1992 and are loyal members of the IBTA.
Our aim is to promote Baton Twirling in a positive, fun,
safe and open environment. Coached by Tabby Powell and Tracey
Clark, with the assistance of Claire and Hayley, Phoenix have
enjoyed many successes over the years at IBTA Run and Open
competitions, with our most recent being winning 30 awards
at the National Championships 2011 with Jo & Hayley becoming
the current Basic Strut champs and Hayley Grant winning overall
Top Twirler 2011 in the senior plus age group.
We take pride in our original approach to team routines and
are always trying new and different music and choreography
ideas. We train every Wednesday evening at The Grove, High
Pitfold, Hindhead from 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm. For further information
please contact Corps Director Claire Banfill- Tel no: 01420
St. Martins was set up in
January 2004, by Anne O Connor & Toni Thompson.
In the first class there was 14 kids who trained in a small
room in St. Martins church for the first six months.
After their first competition in October 2004 we moved to
St. Martins school to a bigger hall. Since then the
Corp has really grown and we now have about 30 girls aged
between 4 & 15, who train twice per week.
Our greatest achievement so far was winning
Most Progressive Corp in the Irish Open Championships in
Oct 2005. The girls are really enthusiastic about baton
twirling & are hoping to travel over to the U.K for
Nationals Next Year.
The Sussex Supremes,
formally the Oakmeeds Majorettes were formed when the late
Pam Allen set up the group for her daughters in 1978. Back
in the late 70's and 80's we were a bit dated in our furry
hats and polyester dresses but hey - we thought we looked
In 1985 we discovered there was more to
this then marching in street parades, we changed our name
and got a new image - lycra & sequins, and became members
of the IBTA. We have now been competing with the IBTA for
over 21 years!
Our members aged between 3 and 38 years
old are all local girls from the mid-sussex area, with one
member who commutes from Watford!
Most recently, we have been awarded a number
of prestigious awards including the High Points Cup at the
following competitions: IBTA 2004 winter champions, 2005
national champions, 2005 summer champions, 2006 winter champions,
2007 national Champions and 2007 Summer Champions!! Now
also 11 individual Top Twirler awards too!! This is a result
of the hard work and dedication of our members and their
devoted teacher and judge, Dawn Cavanagh, who is also the
IBTA Teachers Rep and coach of the Horsham Bluebells. Without
Dawn, we would be lost!
The Sussex Supremes are members of both
the IBTA and BBTSA and train on Saturdays at Oakmeeds School
and Mondays at Chailey Heritage School.
After the sudden passing of our founder,
Pam Allen, mother of Elaine, Sussex's Corps Director in
1996, we hosted a memorial event to give all proceeds to
charity. This bi-annual competition has now topped over
£10,000 for charitable causes thanks to all those
who continue to support our event - you do yourselves credit