Majorettes: clarion call for next generation of Honiton Twirlstars

If you know a young person who likes to dance and wants to learn how to twirl a baton or shake pom-poms to the beat of some of the hottest pop tunes, Honiton Twirlstars are keen to hear from you.

They have launched a recruitment drive to swell the ranks of the town’s long-running majorette troupe.

There are spaces for anyone aged between seven and 17.


Appealing to young people, Twirlstars’ spokesperson Dawn Enticott said: “If you want to have a fun hobby learning skills in baton, dance with pom and take part in carnivals and fun days out as part of a team, then give us a call.”

Parents of interested younsters should call 01404 43491, contact Dawn Enticott via Facebook or email

The Twirlstars quite literally took up the baton by continuing the town’s illustrious majorette history, following on from the now defunct troupe named after the town.

In modern times, Honiton has been well-represented by the red, white and blue Young Britons, run by the Monroe family in the early 1970s, and the hugely successful Honiton Majorettes who were so good they attracted corporate sponsorship.

Can someone you know take up the baton and help to drive the next generation of majorettes in Honiton?

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