Life of a twirler


Strut your stuff! On Dec. 2, Caley Galarneau competed at a competition at the Altoona High field house. She placed second in her division. Photo taken by Chasity Brunner

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

The moments twirlers go through every week

The competition I went to at the Jaffa was very successful.  There was not a lot of space to practice so we went outside…in our costumes…in the freezing cold.  We stayed out there for about 20 minutes practicing going through all of the moves.  We did not want to practice tosses because you can seriously hurt your hands doing big tosses in the cold.  It turns out the girl that came back left again, so we are down to three girls.  There is only one competition that we cannot go to because we do not have enough girls.

The other day I went outside to practice, and it was pretty warm outside.  I went through all of my routines and my strut.  I LOVE strut.  I think I like it so much because I am very flexible, and I am able to do these crazy things that truly shock the judges.  The more difficult things you can do, the more points you get for difficulty and you really make a mark on that judge.  It should not be like this, but if a judge likes you the more giving they are.

At my next competition, I am going to start competing with a solo.  I am so excited to compete with a solo and it is my first time doing so.  January went really well for me twirling wise, and I cannot wait to see how the rest of the year goes.