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Frequently Asked Questions:
There is no membership fee to be a SugarBabies twirler. Costs most members incur are for a baton and the cost of the twirling classes. (Classes are separate from SugarBabies, but all of our twirlers are required to participate in a SugarBabies approved twirling class each semester. Classes are fee-based but we try to keep costs to a minimum.)
Based on age, ability, and experience, SugarBabies are divided into opportunity levels. The higher your level, the more opportunities are offered. During a year, we try to give every twirler the opportunity to participate in one or more parades, contests, and performances so they can experience all three facets of twirling.
SugarBabies has an amazing costume closet! We know how fast kids grow, and by building a collection of costumes and adding to it each year, we eliminate the requirement for each individual to purchase an outfit. On rare occasions, a team will opt to purchase a special costume piece individually, in which case the girls get to keep what they buy. But for the most part, costumes are assigned to a routine and returned to the team costume closet after each performance.
SugarBabies love to perform! If you have an event or group and would like the girls to perform, please let us know. We do parades as well as shows for community fairs, senior citizens, school events, etc. The SugarBabies have been featured twice on Show-Me St. Louis, have performed several times at Six-Flags, twirled at a River City Rascals game, entertained at various malls in the St. Louis area, and so much more.
Nobody really likes fundraising, but it is something we do -- hopefully no more than one fundraiser per semester. Fundraising goals are set based on each opportunity level, so the more events a twirler is participating in, the more she will be asked to participate in the fundraiser. This is because the twirlers at the higher levels will need more costumes, more entry fees, and more props than the newer twirlers. Fundraising is kept to a minimum and we work very hard to keep our expenses low because we'd rather spend time twirling than fundraising.
We love donations! SugarBabies is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please consult your tax advisor, chances are your donation is tax deductible!
We are always looking for new places and spaces to share twirling. If you know of a group of kids who want to learn to twirl, please contact us. We're happy to work with scout troops, neighbors, school groups, etc.