The Villages Twirlers were originally started in Janurary 2003.
10 years ago, the club started with a group of girls that were
attending a "Villages Lifelong Learning College" Twirling course taught by Judy Marshall.
As you can tell by watching them,
they just couldn't get enough twirling during the class.
After class one day, Ann Pelle talked to her fellow twirlers about continuing
their twirling addiction outside of the classroom.
And the team was born. Little did those original eight know, that
they would soon grow to over 100 members and are still growing today. It is easily one of the most successful teams in all of
the Villages. .
Today, the over 100 members compose many groups within the main team.
The main twirling
groups are The Parade Corps and The Show Team. Other groups include The Banner Team, The Ribbon Girls and who could ever
forget the "The Santa Baby's".
The Parade Corps performs in all of The Villages Parades. They also perform in Fruitland
Park, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Busnell, Eustis and Disney Parades as well as many other special events.
The Show Team performs
at many of The Villages events. They have performed in shows at the Savannah Center, the Polo grounds, Spanish Springs, Sumter Landing
and Brownwood, at the VA Outpatient Clinic, at many store Grand Openings, at charity events, and even travel outside The
Villages to perform. They have performed at the Sumter County fair, Disney, Daytona Beach, the Strawberry Festival and
A few years ago,The Villages Twirlers Drum Corps was added to the team. They are currently over 20 members strong
and are continuing to grow and get better all the time! The Drum Corp paces the team in all parades and performs
in many Twirling events. Today, they are one of the largest drumming teams in The Villages.
The Flag Corps were added a
couple of years ago and, like the Drum Corps, have added another dimension to the team. They also perform in all
the parades and numerous twirling events as well!!! Yet another great addition to the team!
Some members have even
performed on multiple Rockin The Caribbean with Rocky & The Rollers cruise's in the middle of the Atlantic! And
some have performed at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii!!!
As team captain Ann always says,
The VILLAGES TWIRLERS ROCK!!!