Twirl, kick and spin at this weekend’s Majorette clinic


Kentucky Sweetheart Majorette Miranda Vanhoozen is featured at Saturday’s clinic. Above, Vanhoozen teaches a young fan how to twirl before the game against Tennessee at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Michael Ayers

Those interested in twirling, being on the field at halftime and wearing dresses which can be seen from a mile away will have their first chance Saturday, Jan. 27.

The University of Kentucky Sweetheart Majorette clinic is from Noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum. Everyone ages 5 to 17 are welcome to come learn how to twirl like Jewel of the Bluegrass.

For $25, participants will learn how to twirl a baton, meet 18 current majorette members and a few alumni.

“You are more than welcome to come the day of and sign up then,” Majorette president Medina McAnallen said. “And we also encourage girls of all experience levels including beginner and advanced.”

Snacks and drinks will be provided, but anyone attending is encouraged to bring extra batons for beginning twirlers.

“We really want to gain interest and teach those interested in becoming a Sweetheart Majorette,” McAnallen said.

McAnallen expressed her excitement for next year’s clinic.

“It will be our 50th year of Majorette here at UK,” she said. 

For more information and to register early, email [email protected]