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PLEASE NOTE: Please check entry deadline if you wish to avoid a late entry fee!



- We will not accept any phone entries on Friday for that weekend's competition(s).    If you have not entered a contest by

Thursday (2 or3 days ahead), you must wait and pay the late entry fee AT the competition.  


- Solo & Duet Dance events, Solo & Duet Show Routine, Solo Dance Twirl, Solo & Duet Pom, Solo & Duet Color Guard:  

After Monday (5:00 pm) before the competition, entries for solo events with individual music will only be accepted

 for "comments only" (no awards) and they will be placed at the end of the prepared performance order


Group Events:

Entries for group events will be cut off on  Monday (5:00 pm) before the competition.

NO entries for group events will be accepted after that (including the day of contest)


MAILING Deadlines:

  Open contests: 12 days before competition

Regional contests:  16 days before competition


PHONE, FAX  & Online Deadlines:

Open contests:  Thursday (one week ahead) at 5:00 p.m.

(Note: "No Shows" who do not notify us by Thursday before the contest will be charged a $10 processing fee.)

No group entries accepted by phone. No group entries accepted after Monday preceding the competition!


TU Headquarters is NOT open on Friday afternoons or weekends!

Please call in individual entries any time M-TH from 8a.m.-8pm.  330-666-1163 OR 330-666-1162


All  REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (like all TU competitions) are open to everyone.
They are not restricted by geographic residence or organizational affiliation


CANCELLATION POLICY: We do NOT cancel any competitions - unless the roads are closed by the Highway Patrol.  
If this is necessary, we will put a notice on the front page of the TU website.




You will see a "message submitted" screen immediately when you click the "submit" button and you will get a confirmation e-mail when your entry is received.

Please print the e-mail confirmation as a record of events entered and proof of entry submission.


Note:  Online entries accepted for open contests only (no Regional or International events accepted online)


NOTE:  GROUP coaches:  If you submitted an entry for group events  (for any competition) and have not received an order of performance via e-mail

by TUESDAY evening before the competition, please call the office to verify that your entry  has been received!








Oct. 16 - Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville-York MS - Fall Twirl Fest 

Click Here for Contest Information and Individual Entry Form

Group Entries Closed

Click Here to Enter Individual  Online





Nov. 6 - Youngstown, OH - Best Western Meander Inn - Judges Seminar 9:00-4:00

Click Here for Seminar Information

Click Here for Seminar Registration Form


Nov. 13 - Canton, OH - Oakwood MS

Click Here for Contest Information and Individual Entry Form

Click Here for Group Entry Form

Click Here to Enter Individual  Online

Click Here to Enter Groups online





Dec 3 - Altoona, PA - Altoona Jr High -  Baton & Dance

Click Here for Contest Information and Individual Entry Form

Click Here for Group Entry Form

Click Here to Enter Individual  Online

Click Here to Enter Solo and Duet Dance Online

Click Here to Enter Groups online



Dec 10 - Ida, MI - Ida HS - Miss Holiday Pageant and open contest

Click Here for Contest Information and Individual Entry Form

Click Here for Group Entry Form

Click Here to Enter Individual  Online

Click Here to Enter Groups online







Jan 22 - Portage, PA - Portage Area HS - Baton & Dance (tentative)*


Jan 28 - Kittanning, PA - Armstrong Jr/Sr HS - Baton & Dance


Jan 29 - Canton, OH - Oakwood MS - Baton & Dance




Feb 4 - Ida, MI - Ida HS


Feb 11 - Mt. Vernon, OH - Mt Vernon MS - Valentine Fiesta


Feb 12 - Curwensville, PA - Curwensville HS - Baton & Dance


Feb 12 - Hobart, IN (near Merrillville) - Hobart Sr Center (formerly Hobart Jr High) - Baton & Dance


Feb 25 - Walled Lake, MI - Walled Lake Northern HS


Feb 26 - Canton, OH - Walker MS - Baton & Dance (tentative)*




Mar 4 - White Pigeon, MI (tentative)*


Mar 5 - Zanesville, OH - Maysville HS - Cancer Research Donation Contest- Baton & Dance


Mar 11 - S. Charleston, WV - S Charleston HS (tentative)*


Mar 12 - Northern Cambria, PA - Northern Cambria HS - Baton & Dance (tentative)*


Mar 18 - Hubbard, OH - Hubbard HS - REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


Mar 18 - Lewistown, OH - Indian Lake MS (tentative)*


Mar 25 - Salem, OH - Northwestern MS  - Baton & Dance (tentative)*


Mar 25 - Altoona, PA - Altoona JR HS - Baton & Dance




Apr 2 - Canton, OH -Walker MS - Baton & Dance (tentative)*


Apr 22 - Saxonburg, PA - Knock HS - Baton & Dance (tentative)*


Apr 22 - St Mary's, Ontario, Canada - Stonetown Batonfest


Apr 30 - Curwensville, PA - Curwensville HS - Baton & Dance




TU INTERNATIONALS:  July 7-8-9, 2017



*Tentative normally means that the school has not been confirmed but approval has been given.
No brochures are available for competitions marked tentative.
Many additional contests will be scheduled - watch the calendar for future developments!



Note:  A system of flexible awards is used at all TU open contests.

  This means that the number of awards presented increases as the number of contestants increases as follows:

3 or less contestants:  1st trophy, 2nd and 3rd rosettes or medals

4-7 contestants:  1st & 2nd trophies, 3rd rosette or medal

8-10 contestants:  1st, 2nd, 3rd trophies

11-14 contestants:  1st, 2nd, 3rd trophies, 4th, 5th rosettes or medals

15-20 contestants:  5 trophies

21-25 contestants, 6 trophies

For each 5 increase a trophy will be added



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Last Modified: Oct 15, 2016