Make sure to tune into NBC on Thanksgiving Day, 2010 to see Sue's Stepper-ettes as they march in the 84TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. The Nebraska baton and pom team is one of only 10 special performance groups selected from more than 75 applicants nationwide. 110 Stepper-ette team members will take part in the Macy’s Day Parade.
Performing in the parade will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Omaha-area youth group. Every year, Macy's exciting holiday tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people who line the streets in New York and another 50 million who tune into NBC. The Stepper-ettes join the line-up of giant balloons, floats, clowns and marching bands in this holiday spectacular.
“We are very proud to be representing our community and state when we travel to New York City this November,” said Sue Foehlinger, Stepper-ettes director. “And we’re especially grateful for the community’s support of the Twirl-a-thon and our other fundraising efforts.”
Stepper-ettes team members held a 20-hour Twirl-a-thon in September. The Twirl-a-thon participants raised over $21,000 in pledges. Community members were able to preview the Stepper-ettes parade routine during a send-off celebration prior to members heading to New York City.
The Stepper-ettes senior twirling corps team is the reigning world champion after winning the gold medal when it represented the U.S.A. at the world baton championship in Ghent, Belgium, in 2009. The team qualified for the Global Alliance/NBTA World Championships, held every three years, by winning the grand twirling corps championship at the 2008 National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) competition in South Bend, Indiana. This summer, Stepper-ettes again competed at the annual NBTA competition and teams brought home eight first-place awards.
In addition to competing nationally and internationally, Stepper-ettes has performed locally at more than 600 community events, including parades, community celebrations, halftime shows, Special Olympics, assisted living facilities, the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Governor’s Mansion.Parade Information
Information provided by: Stepper-ettes & Macy’s Parade Press