Line up for the Londonderry Olde Home Day Parade, August, 2016
Congrats to all who put in stellar performances at the first NBTA competition of the year in January. Thank you, Colleen and Peter Maccini for a terrific competition at Whitman-Hanson High School!!
The Red Star Twirlers THANK all who participated in the Miss Majorette of NH and Granite State Challenge! Congratulations to all our winners, including Will Fournier, who was awarded the Dotti Barry-Barbara Paine Sportsmanship Plaque and newly awarded scholarship. Many thanks to all the coaches who had their students so well prepared and to our judges who were so conscientious in their work. I want to personally thank my Co-Director, Tina Avelar, and head tabulator Linda Merrill and assistants, Joyce Jowett and KeriAnn Lynch Unger. HUGE THANK YOU to the Red Star Parents who, once again, were a well oiled machine. Many thanks to the members of the American Legion Post #9, led by Kevin Gurley for the moving flag salute and to all the families who brought pictures and memorabalia of loved ones for our "Veteran Salute Gallery". It was a very popular exhibit and spurs me to try this on a larger scale in our community. Lastly, all the twirlers deserve our applause for all the work that goes into being a polished athlete and performer. The life lessons you learn in twirling are invaluable. CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES for continued success!!!
"Congratulations to Twirl Mania High School Champion, Danielle Cherry; Juvenile Int. Miss Twirl Mania, Tiana Barton , and Gold Medalists, Emily Cowette and Tabitha Flattes!"
Together, four Red Stars earned fifteen Top Tens!!!! Red Star Proud!!
The Red Stars return to the Newport, NH Opera House for the annual Willey-Perra Comunity Giving Program Gala Holiday Show.
December 3, 2016; 7:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $10, children under 18 FREE with an adult.
JOIN ME, ELLARIE HEALEY, AGE 6, RED STAR BATON TWIRLER!
Great Memories of Miss Majorette of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, 2016 Join us on May 20, 2017 for More!! Click here for more Pictures.
The Red Stars in front of Touchdown Jesus at the University of Notre Dame with their many awards from the NBTA's America's Youth on Parade, 2015. Red Stars won The Beth Wilson Choreography Award for "Rosie the Riveter" Junior Halftime performance.
Demand for the Red Stars has taken the team all over the world including Germany, Russia, Ireland, Spain and the Czech Republic. They have been featured in countless news articles and publications including the nationally distributed “Yankee Magazine” and were recently seen in thousands of households on the television show “Chronicle.”
Red Star twirlers are twirling at college campuses across the country, at pageants where they consistently amaze the judges, at numerous charity events and even professionally at Busch Gardens!
WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL RED STAR TWIRLERS' WEBSITE
28 years ago, The Red Stars represented New Hampshire in George HW Bush's Bicentennial Inaugural Parade. If you watched this year's parade or see excerpts in the coming days, you will recognize this view. It was cold and we finished in the dark. But we were very proud to be there! We hope these bring back memories of a time and place that became part of our team's history and yours!
Jane Rastallis, owner of the Old Courthouse Restaurant, hosts an after party for The Red Stars each year. This wonderful dessert featured ginger bread cookies and red velvet cakes celebrating 40 years of Red Stars.
We are available to perform for YOU! If you are looking for a PTA Fundraiser, a "Performance in the Park" or to add sparkle in a parade by talented young performers ages 6 to 26. Call us at 603-432-9116
The team that will be performing at Disney Paris 2018 could be yours. Click herefor up coming performances..
Check out our College Twirlers at North Carolina STATE and Penn State Football Halftimes to see Red Stars Jaycie Greenberg and Katie Carlson Twirling!
Mikhala Bornstein will be twirling at different events for the University Of Rhode Island!
Also see our High School Twirlers.
Bishop Brady High School - Danielle Cherry
Salem High School - Olivia Bollhorst and Chloe Desjardins
Londonderry High School - Morgan Torre
Manchester Memorial High School - Madelyn Moedebeck
Red Star Twirler Morgan Torre wows the students and faculty of
Londonderry High School.
The Red Stars raised $1130.00 for The Willey-Perra Community Giving Program in their 23rd show at The Newport Opera House, December 3, 2016.
The program was started 35 years ago by Gina Willey Hutchinson's brother and gives toys and clothing to 300 children each year.
These lucky Red Stars are heading to FLORIDA for Twirl Mania, Feb. 16-19! Tiana Barton, Emily Cowette, Danielle Cherry and Tabitha Flattes will be twirling with Mickey and The Maniac! Best of luck to you and ALL who will compete at this very exciting competition!!
The Red Stars are proud of Assistant Coach, Ashley Tiller, for receiving the 2018 Harold McNeil Award from Major Marjorie Gilbert. She joins several other Red Stars including Coach Gina Hutchinson, fellow Assistant Coach KeriAnn Lynch Unger, and even her own Mom!. Marjorie awards this each year to someone who has contributed to the sportsmanship and quality of twirling. Ashley has been a Red Star most of her life as a team member, Boston College graduate and coach. She is a teacher in the Pentuckett School district, teaching in the Bagnall School, where she went!
Congratulations to The Red Stars for an excellent showing at the Miss Majorette of Massachusetts Competition last Sunday. Ten out of ten first place teams, including our adorable "Princesses" in halftime, and our Beginner pre-teen dance twirl team.
Thank You to Colleen and Peter Maccini, for a wonderful contest to start the season!
Mikhala Bornstein, URI, Isabella Bolduc, Syracuse and Allie Nault, Johnson and Wales celebrate at the traditional Senior Send-Off before heading off to college.
As we come to the end of our 40th year, we want to share the incredible journey of one small baton twirling team, from the small state of New Hampshire, who got to see the world and share their talent thanks to BATONS. We, The Red Stars, will make our 7th overseas performing tour in July, 2018 to Paris. First stop is to bring America to Disney, Paris! This video is a very small composite of all the amazing experiences that have given us memories for a lifetime. We have used The Voice winner, Alison Porter, to sing the final song of our Soviet Union performance in then Leningrad, 1987. Hearing Alison perform the song Barbara Streisand made famous brought back so many memories for us.
From a coach raised in a small town of 7000, may I say to all who watch this that "YOU NEVER KNOW where life can take you". In our case, it was being able to entertain with batons and proudly represent The United States of America. I thank that small town of Newport, NH and my family for giving me the launchpad to take risks that have shaped my life, my children and grandchildren's lives and all the students and families who trusted a young coach to get them safely home each time! ENJOY!
WHERE CAN A RED STAR BATON TAKE YOUR CHILD, age four and up? FIND OUT IN 2018!!!
* All over the world!
* To Disney World , Orlando AND Paris! ( August 2018)
* To lead high school bands, like Salem or Londonderry in the Citrus Bowl Parade or Tournament of Roses. Alvirne and Pinkerton also have twirlers with their bands
* To a big university to twirl on the 50 yard line like Bella Bolduc, Pinkerton, 2016, Syracuse University; Jaycie Greenberg, Windham High, 2015, now at North Carolina State; or Mikhala Bornstein, 2016 Londonderry High, now at The University of Rhode Island and thirty two other Red Stars!!! Many Dads have a better chance of seeing their TWIRLING DAUGHTER on a Big Ten or SEC football field than seeing their son! Five Red Stars have lead bands at Penn State, six at Syracuse, Three at U Tennessee, two at UNLV, even Cornell and U New Haven!
* Have fun in NH Parades, like Raymond's Fourth of July and Derry's Memorial Day &Holiday Parades
* To perform locally in shows for Derryfest, Senior citizens, The NH Brain Injury Association
* to compete locally, right here in New Hampshire
* To earn Community Service credits at school through Red Stars. Many community members attend the Potters Bowl each January to support the Community Caregivers. Our teenage Red Stars wait tables for this event every year. The first Saturday of December, for 23 years, The Red Stars have performed a Christmas extravaganza at the Newport, NH Opera House to benefit the "Willey- Perra Community Giving Program" that gives clothes and toys to over three hundred children each year.
* To just enjoy coming to class once a week to learn to twirl, get some exercise and meet new friends!!
Red Stars, from the youngest to the oldest, learn performance skills and many music genres from classical, to Broadway, to pop. Bring your child to RED STARS to learn baton twirling and SO MUCH MORE!!!
We also offer RED STAR DANCE CLASS! COME OBSERVE ANY THURSDAY EVENING 6:00-7:00 PM
Veteran's Memorial Building, 31 West Broadway, across Maple Street from the Opera House, 1mile from exit 4 off interstate 93
TRY OUT A CLASS FOR FREE - NO OBLIGATION!
For more info, check out our registration form on this website as well as our photo gallery.
WE HAVE ROLLING ADMISSION TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
We wish the best of luck to Olivia Bollhorst who is competing for New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Feb. 10-11! She is the little girl pictured below all grown up! The Red Stars wish ALL in the pageant a wonderful weekend. So exciting that there will be several twirlers!!!!
The Red Stars are proud to present our 6th Syracuse University Orange Girl, 2017
Previous Red Star Orange Girls:
1990-1994 - Lisa Branley Castro
Rebecca Fowler Zakas
2000-2004 - KeriAnn Lynch Unger
2004-2008 - Melissa Gaffney Derr
2009-2012 - Ashley Andrew
First Game is Friday, September 1, 2017!