parade performances by dancers and twirlers in Newport News, Virginia


The studio supports the local area parades including the Coliseum Central Holiday Parade at Peninsula Town Center and the Hampton Holly Days Parade, both of which have been televised locally. Students may elect to participate in one of the parade teams such as The Elves for the youngest marchers (3-5 year olds) or the Pom Pom and Flag teams. Leading the way are the older students as Toy Soldiers, Dancing Dolls, Nutcracker and other various themed characters. Along with the studio baton twirling team, Shelvy's Superstars, participants have presented a variety of ever changing parade-specific themed shows year after year for local viewers.

Parade Floats

The studios have had several floats in the local parades. Pictured below are the Younger Generation - Pocahontas themed float, the Toyland holiday parade float and the Fall Festival float. Santa makes his first appearance each year at the Coliseum Central Holiday Parade. Preceding his arrival, a Santa balloon!

Parade Themes

Parade themes have included many familiar stories for children and the young at heart including Toyland and The Nutcracker. The Gingerbread Boy is always a crowd favorite! Large balloons and national store brand characters appearing in the parades add to the fun for spectators and participants alike.

Be in a parade

Parade Teams

The parade teams are divided by age and anyone can participate! The teams include:

  • The Elves (ages 3 - 5)
  • The Pom Pom Team
  • The Flag Team
  • The Banner Carriers
  • The Twirlers
  • The Dancers

Awards / TV

The studio has received many awards for their parade participation! The Coliseum Central Holiday Parade and the Hampton Holly Days Parade have been both televised locally.

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