||[Mar. 20th, 2006|02:19 pm]
I'm new in this community...certainly not new to twirling.|
I've been twirling since I was 4...so that puts it at about 14 years now. You'd think with that much experience I'd be Advanced or Elite, but I'm not. I began twirling in a Marching Corps...we did parades, and never any competitions or stage performances...so usually a lot of the things I learned were simple twirls.
When I began High School, I joined the twirling team. We weren't allowed to be a part of the Marching Band because the band director was a jerk and didn't want twirlers. Instead, we did polished routines which incorporated dance, gymnastics, and twirling for half time during the basketball games, sometimes during football games, and for a few local parades, and in the summer, competitions and such. It was because of that team that I decided to work on individual competition, and joined yet a third corps also.
Within those 4 years I learned what I needed to know to get started in the competition world of twirling and was getting good... I'd become a Beginner...but I was constantly placing in the top 3 in every competition, but then I went to college... a college that didn't have twirling, and I really miss it.
Now I'm transferring to Purdue, with a HUGE twirling line and some very honored positions (Golden Girl, Silver Twins, Lady in Black) and I'm trying out for the twirling line.
Problem is, I haven't practiced in a LONG time. I'm very rusty...so I have this summer to shape up. Any advice? Anyone that's a twirler for Purdue already?...