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2019 UT Twirling Camp


JUNE 15-18, 2019

1965                                                    55 Years                                                           2019

A note from the camp director: We invite you to attend the University of Tennessee Twirling Camp and work with a Championship Staff. We look forward to sharing our experience and expertise with all of you. We want the campers to develop new skills, learn correct technique and execution, meet new friends and develop lifetime memories. Our goal is to challenge, motivate and inspire all twirlers while having an enjoyable and fun time.


The Top 10 Twirlers (ages 10 and up) from the UT Twirling Camp will once again be offered an opportunity to twirl with the UT Majorettes during the halftime show this upcoming season!

Winners will be announced during the closing performance of UT Twirling Camp on Tuesday, June 18th.

To Register for Twirling Camp, Click HERE


Sabrina Smith: University of South Carolina Feature Twirler, USTA Collegiate National Champion, Twirl Mania Collegiate Classic Champion, Team USA for International Cup and Grand Prix, Miss College Majorette of the Southeast, USTA Southeast 2 baton, dance twirl and solo Grand Champion.


Jaycie Greenberg: North Carolina State University Feature Twirler, College Miss Majorette of New Hampshire, Northeast Regional Solo Champion, 2nd Runner Up Miss New Hampshire (Miss America Organization)



Katie Roach Dieterich: Former UT Majorette, has won numerous State and Regional titles, 2 time recipient of the Kandace Bewley Majorette Scholarship.

Hope Kane Felker: Former UT Feature Twirler, DMA Collegiate Majorette, DMA Collegiate Halftime Winner, DMA Miss Majorette of the Year, Strut National Champion.

Natalie Powell England: Former UT Majorette, holds numerous State and Regional titles.

Jaime U. Medlock: Former UT Head Majorette, coaches numerous solo and group twirlers in AL. She is a former Miss Majorette of Alabama and Miss Majorette of the South.

Taylor Bodin-Henderson: Former UT Head Majorette.

Shelbi Bias Ruffino: Former UT Majorette, winner of numerous Miss Majorette of Tennessee Titles, AAU Gold and Bronze medalist, WTA National Strut Champion

Karyn Lee: Former UT Head Majorette and DMA Competitive Twirler.  Coach for individual, team, and high school majorettes.  Currently works as an instructional coach at Karns High School and sponsor of KHS Majorette line.  DMA Gold Seal Judge.

Michelle Blazier White: is a former UT Majorette with many local, State, and Regional awards. She specializes in choreography and routine perfection for high school half time shows.

Kathy McCarrell-Smith,CAMP DIRECTOR: is a former UT Head Majorette, NBTA National Twirling Team and Corps Champion.  She is the Director of Kathy McCarrell’s Majorettes where her students have won State, Regional, and National Awards.

All campers will be supervised by trained, experienced personnel.  Twirlers under age 12 must attend as day students unless accompanied by sponsor, parent or teacher.  Very young day students should attend with parent or teacher.  Resident assistants will be on duty in the dorm at all times.  College students will serve as camp counselors.

Camp registration must be received by May 19, 2019. Detailed camp information will be emailed to each camper, unless otherwise requested. Included in the information will be a medical authorization form that must be completed and signed by parent/guardian and turned in when you arrive for camp. Classes begin on Saturday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Natalie Haslam Music Center (WJ Julian Band Room #227) 1741 Volunteer Blvd. and conclude Tuesday, June 18 at noon following the Performance Program.

Novice/Special Beginner Twirling Camp – Designed for the young twirler (4-10 yrs old) who has never twirled or just beginning to twirl.  Young twirlers will attend camp on an abbreviated schedule of 3 hours per day and receive instruction in basic fundamentals of twirling and strutting. Must be at least 4 years old to attend.

Twirlers and Majorette Lines – Come prepared to work hard with current and former UT Majorettes and other nationally known instructors.  Instruction in one, two, three and four baton, strut, modeling, dance-twirl, duet, group routines and fire baton will be offered.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes included. You will have the opportunity to learn enough material to last the year!

 MAJORETTE LINES– Classes will be available for marching, precision, unison of twirling ,general handling, technique, discipline, teamwork, reading charts, how to “write in” majorettes on a chart to be a visual and integral component of the show, novelty props, and problem solving classes.

Potential University of Tennessee Majorettes- Attending this camp is an excellent way to prepare for UT Majorette auditions.  You will have the opportunity to meet and twirl with the current majorettes and learn “The Bird” and other requirements for majorette line try-outs.

Swim Party: Sunday night at the UT Aquatic Center 7:00-9:00. Bring your swimsuits, towel, beach shoes. Plan to make new friends, cool off and have a lot of fun!

Private Lessons- A limited number of private lessons with camp staff will be available during camp.  Requests are filled in order they are received and limited to one lesson per camper.  Private lesson requests and payment must be received with your registration by May 19, 2019. Please list 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.

Camp Performance Program – The Camp Performance Program by campers in their solo and group classes will begin Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Special guest performances by featured instructors will highlight this program that is open to parents and friends.  Costumes are not necessary for this program.  Special awards will be given by the staff to recognize “Hardest Working” and “Most Improved” in each classification.  The Top Ten Twirlers will be announced at the conclusion of the program.

Twirling Level Classification: Please indicate twirling level on registration form.

  • Novice/Special Beginner: New twirler and attending the Novice camp.
  • Beginner: Working on perfecting fundamentals, may or may not consistently be able to catch a one turn, working on 2 turn and double elbow roll.
  • Intermediate A: Mastered fundamentals, can catch 1 & 2 turn, double elbow roll and can do 50-60 thumb flips per minute.
  • Intermediate B: Can do 60-100 thumb flips per minute, can catch 2 and 3 turn consistently, and complete 3 or 4 elbows
  • Advanced: Mastered elbow rolls, 3 & 4 turn and can do 100-200 thumb flips per minute.
  • Advanced Elite: Can catch 5 and 6 turn left and 2 ½ or more turns right and mastered 2-3 different continuous rolls (i.e. back of neck, front of neck, diamonds, etc.) in addition to elbow rolls, and can do 100+ thumb flips per minute.


Resident student (includes Instruction, Housing, Meals and Camp T-shirt)……….$370

Commuter/Day Student (Instruction plus Camp T-shirt, no meals)……………….$285

Novice/Special Beginner Camp…………………………………………………….$80

Resident Sponsor/Teacher (includes Instruction, Housing, Meals, Camp T-shirt)…$250

Parent In Dorm with Child ( includes housing, meals, T shirt, no instruction)…………..$235

Private Lessons (30 min)……………………………………………………………$40

Parking Pass………………………………………………………………………..$5 (per day)

Meal Ticket (Optional for Day Students Only)………………………………………………………………..$70


To Register for Camp, Click HERE

Please submit your completed application online by May 19, 2019


Commuter students: Meal tickets may be purchased for all camp meals. Tickets are $70 and cover the cost of pizza party, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Sunday and Monday, and breakfast on Tuesday. If you wish to purchase a meal ticket, please include $70 with your camp registration fee.

Private lesson requests and fee of $40 must be included with your camp registration by May 19, 2019. (List 1st, 2nd, 3rd choices)


Saturday           Orange Day

Sunday             Dress Like Your Dad Day (Dads are welcome to attend)

Monday            Dolly Parton Day

Tuesday            Camp T shirt Day


* Cancellation policy – Written notification required by June 9, 2019. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds processed after June 9, 2019.

To Register for Camp, Click HERE

Questions: Kathy McCarrell Smith






The University of Tennessee Bands

University of Tennessee Bands
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
227 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-2605
Phone: 865-974-5031