Showoffs compete, march at Disney event

Members of the Showoffs Baton and Dance team competed at Twirlmania 2006 in Orlando, Fla., at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex on Feb. 17-19. They also marched in Disney’s Spectro Magic night parade down Main Street.

The Showoffs placed first in tiny tot dance twirl, second in tiny tot dance team, third in juvenile dance twirl, 10th in junior dance twirl, first in juvenile dance team and fifth in Disney’s night parade. The Showoffs competed against as many as 30 groups from all over the world in each division.

Members of Showoffs also competed individually for Miss Twirlmania 2006, and each girl performed in costume, strut and solo. The awards ceremony was held at MGM Studios. Winners included: Hannah Morgan, 0-6 age division, fifth place; Miranda Smith, 7-9 age division, seventh; Rachel Foster, 10-12 age division, third; and Kayla Bullen, 13-15 age division, fourth. Many other members of Showoffs placed first through fifth in their individual events as well.

Twirlmania participants are: Kayla Bullen, captain; Hayley Lott, co-captain; Bethany Cruthirds, co-captain; and Julie Ebanks, Rachel Foster, Hannah Morgan, McKenzie Smith, Brianna Cruthirds, Madison Harlan, Arden Sigler, Ashton Houghton, Brandilyn Cruthirds, Melissa David, Sarah Stuckey, Miranda Smith, Alyson Nelson, Caitlyn Jordan and Gabbie Featherston.

Showoffs Baton and Dance is directed by Susan Morgan Harlan. Details: 669-9796.