Exciting News! The Stepper-ettes just returned home from the National competition held in South Bend, Indiana where they won 12 first place team titles in Dance Twirl, Pom, Twirling Team, Halftime Show and Twirling Corps. More pictures and information to follow!read more
It was an exciting week for Sue’s Stepper-ettes at the baton twirling and pom pon National Championships held July 21-26 at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. Although this national competition is an annual event, the opportunity to compete for a spot on Team USA happens just once every three years.
The Stepper-ettes began their quest to earn a spot on the coveted USA team on Tuesday, July 22nd by competing in the preliminary round of the pom pon competition. Over 25 teams were in contention. The top 5 teams advanced to the finals held on Saturday, July 26th. Only one would be named to team USA. After exciting and well executed routines from all of the top 5 finalists, it came down to two…the Modernettes from Finleyville, Pennsylvania and Omaha’s Sue’s Stepper-ettes.
“Seconds seemed like hours while we waited to hear who would be named the winner,” said team member Rachel Foehlinger. “Finally the announcements were made and we were named the champions! We will be going to Italy in 2015!”
The Stepper-ettes Senior Pom team will travel to Europe April of 2015 for the World Championships held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. Way to go ladies!read more
The Stepper-ettes competed at the 2013 baton twirling national championships held at Notre Dame University from Tuesday, July 23rd through Saturday, July 27th. The 130 member team won 11 national championship titles and brought home 4 traveling traveling trophies! (a studio record!) Here are a few photos from the week. Congratulations to all of the girls and two boys for representing Stepper-ettes Studios and the state of Nebraska so well! The team worked very hard all year and it certainly paid off in the end!
The Stepper-ettes National Team just returned from a very successful week at the Baton Twirling National Championships held at Notre Dame University. The team won 6 National Championship titles in Pom, Halftime, and Twirling Corps! The following routines brought home first place:
Candyland Halftime-Kinder Halftime
Operation Halftime-Primary Halftime
Sailor- Senior Pom
Alice Corps-Senior Corps
Alice Corps- Grand National Champions
It was such an amazing week and all 140 members of the Stepper-ettes National Team did a great job! Thank you to Bruce Fustos and Jeff Bane of Drawn by Light Photography for the amazing pictures!
Here is a slideshow featuring pictures from our time in Venice, where we did a street performance, and in Switzerland at the World Championships. Thank you to Bruce Fustos for providing such great photos!
On Sunday, April 8th in Neuchatal, Switzerland, the Stepper-ettes Senior Team won the gold at the 2012 World Baton Twirling Championships! The silver was awarded to the Netherlands and bronze to the team from France.
The twirling corps competition was the very last to take place during the week-long world championships and the arena was full to capacity with spectators and twirlers from all over the world. As the Stepper-ettes entered on to the competition floor, chants of "USA, USA, USA" rang through the air. During their 7 minute "Alice" routine the energy from the girls was absolutely captivating and the crowed really responded to the performance. As the last note of music played the crowed erupted into loud and enthusiastic cheers!
The wait for results was only an hour or so and while the team was very happy with their performance, they had heard that the teams from France and the Netherlands also had strong showings. The closing ceremonies began and all of the awards were announced leaving our event for very last. Finally the announcer's booming voice said "Third place...France, second place...Holland, first place...USA!" The girls sprinted up to the podium and their faces were both full of smiles and tears of joy!
Thank you so much for all of the support our fellow Stepper-ettes and their families have shown us the past few months. We are so proud to bring home the gold once again!read more
This past week at Notre Dame has been an exciting one for the Stepper-ettes! We were able to win 9 events and have also qualified to represent the United States at the World competition to be held in Switzerland in 2012! The following teams were named National Champions:
Juvenile Large Beg. Dance Twirl and Twirl Team
Senior Lg. Beg. Twirl Team
Junior Twirling Corps
Large Twirling Corps Champions & Grand Corps Champions!
All of our teams and individuals did a fantastic job and everyone's hard work certainly paid off! Congratulations to all of the girls (and boy) for a job well done!
Juvenile Large Twirling Corps-Fireman Junior
Small Twirling Corps-Star
Senior Large Twirling Corps-Gladiator
Kinder Halftime-Stepper-ette Scouts
Tiny Tot Small Twirl Team-Mr. Postman
Congratulations ladies (and gentlemen) for a job well done!read more
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our fellow Stepper-ette teammates, our parents, our friends, and our families for all of the support over the past few months! It is truly unbelievable that we returned from the World Championships with the Gold! It wasn't an easy task, that is for sure! Along with the pictures and journal entries posted in the "Belgium Trip Updates" page here are slideshows from the trip. SPAIN