Free air conditioned twirling lessons on August 17, 2023 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Umatilla Ace Hardware in the Dee’s Dolls Studio for Dee’s Dolls First Year Twirlers.
August 17, 2023 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm Dee’s Dolls Experienced 2-Baton Group will meet in Umatilla Ace Hardware Dee’s Dolls Studio.
Free air conditioned twirling lessons on August 22, 2023 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Eustis Heights Elementary School for Dee’s Dolls First Year Twirlers.
Dee’s Dolls will provided weekly instruction in twirling a baton, marching, dances, and pom pom August – March. Children ages 4 and up are invited to participate. Dee’s Dolls will perform in local parades and shows.
Appropriate dress for classes is shirt, shorts or pants, and tennis shoes. If a child has a baton they can bring it or borrow batons will be available for children to use during the Free Lesson. Twirlers will need to purchase a baton by the first parade.
Teaching twirling is truly a family tradition for the Dee’s Dolls. Dee Ann Wilson has taught twirling for 50 years along with her mother, Deloris Carter, who started teaching twirling in Lake County in 1955. Dee Ann’s daughter, niece, granddaughter, and grandnieces have all taken lessons. Many girls in Lake County participated in the Dee’s Dolls and Show Dolls twirling groups during those years. They won many state, regional, and national awards and competed at the World’s Fair. They were also selected to appear in the movie Honkey Tonk Freeway, television show, featured in a national retail magazine, and many local performances.