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Feedback from Russia

Feedback from Russia

National Russian Team has been participating in the World Championship since 2014

Every year all team from different russian regions dream about this competition.

All those who have already participated in this event always talk about a wonderful organization, a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere.

I want to note that team of IFMS always pays attention to every country, every coach and every athlete.

Russian athletes passed competitions all year long to prepare for the main championship – the World Championship in Prague.

From the whole team from Russia, from All Russian Majorettes and Baton Twirlind Federation, we want to say “thank you” for the event of this level!

For the professionalism of the organizers. For the high level of organization.

Russia will definitely bring the team in 2018! We wish IFMS good luck and development!

Olga Yurchenko

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Seminar in Crikvenica

Seminar in Crikvenica

Into the training calendar for the IFMS member countries’ there was put the trainingcourse for judges focusing on the method of technical judges evaluationand a motion training seminar in Croatia. Mrs. Monika Berger, Chief Judge, was delegated for the seminar and Anna Berger as a motion training instructor. Both events took place on 16.9.2017. The problem that the lecturers had to deal with right at the beginning was that training for trainers and trainingcourses for judges werefully overlapped as for time and also theytook place in different places. While the training of judges had a limited number of participants, around 100 girls of different ages and different physical maturity waited in the sports hall in Crikvenica.

Organizing of such seminars is very demanding for lecturers, not only for the time and preparation, but also for the demonstration itself. Not only did all the girls not understand English, but to shout the hall without a soundwith such a number of children is for the lecturerexhausting, and the effort is then losing effect.

For the next organization of seminars it is necessary the attendance mainly of trainers and only a few girls (e.g. 3 girls on a trainer). The purpose is to show how trainers and assistants shall work with children and how to avoid mistakes. Participants need to see well the elements being demonstrated and understand the interpretation, then such seminars will be beneficial and their effect will contribute more quickly to the development of Majorette Sport.

The training of the judges was focused on the work of atechnical judge, who calculates the elements of the Vthlevel. Participants also wrote a test to verify their rulesknowledge. The discussion was focused on the past 5th WCH. Most it was talked about further training of judges by way of joint evaluation with Czech referees, preferably at some competitions of the 2018 calendar. Further, there was a discussion of the Classical Majoretteevent, there were comments on the selection of music and costumes.

Monika Bergerová

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Previous year: 2017/1 GP 2017/1
Next year: 2018/1 ECH 2018/1

Result lists

 Baton stage  Baton formation  2 Baton formation
 Pom stage  Pom formation
 Flag stage  Flag formation
 Show stage
 Mix formation



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Epilogue WCH 2017

Epilogue WCH 2017

The Královka Sports Hall, which hosted the Majorettes for 4 days, was orphaned and returned to everyday activities. The 5th World Championship in Majorettes Sports and the first commentated World Championship is already behind us, and I am pleased to say that it was a success.

I thank all the leaders, assistants, coaches and choreographers for responsible preparation of their charges; thanks them 562 formations were awarded during the competition (the start was changed by almost 4,000 contestants), the same number of diplomas were awarded, 57 sets of medals (1700 pieces) were passed out, 170 cups and 400 sport trophies.

I would like to express my compliments to foreign expeditions that have taken a long way to Prague: Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia. I am personally sorry for those foreign expeditions that looked forward to the competition and could not participate for various reasons: Madagascar, Nigeria, Chile, Switzerland; I wish them much to fulfill their dream, to be part of such a big competition.

Thank you for the smooth running and observance of the smoothness of the competition according to the schedule and timetable to all organizers, staffs and local organizer the Czech Federation of Majorettes Sports, headed by Mrs. Marta Pavelkova, who was the “pillar” of the whole competition. Special thanks to all parents and donors; the high level of the competition is also their merit and they have a large share of it.

I thank the VIP guests who contributed by their presence to the prestige of the competition, especially the representatives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr. Pavel Kaňka, Director of the Sports Department.

Acknowledging rightfully belongs to all attending paying audiences who have supported and created a unique sporting atmosphere. Thousands of unique viewers who watched the show I would like to be able to participate in the competition personally and to participate in creating a unique atmosphere and see the performances directly in the hall.

It was my honor to take part in this wonderful event full of movement joy, elegance and competitive enthusiasm. The whole competition can still be seen from the records, which are published on

I am looking forward to the next, 6th World Championship in Majorettes Sports, which will be held on 21-26 August 2018 at the same place in the Kralovka sports hall, which I cordially invite you to.

President IFMS Ing.Josef Doležel

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How I became an entrant of commentators

How I became an entrant of commentators

It was interesting to return to the milieu that was for many years my life, and it literally. I have never imagined that I would ever have to end up dancing. Never. Of course, the time is coming for everyone. The Majorettes sport did not stop to interest me, so I used the opportunity to return to the majorettes from another position, namely a commentator. I had certain ideas or expectations in terms of competitor performance, competitive atmosphere or overall atmosphere in the hall, etc., but I must say that the expectations were absolutely overtaken, I was amazed at the sports performances in the competition sets. I was most amazed at the huge step forwards, even in teams I would not have expected so much. The morel I would like to pay tribute to all of the participants, and throw a hat off, even to the cadets who, at such an early age, can make such magic with two batons. Likewise, it is worth mentioning the pom-pom event that would not be left behind in comparison with a soappreciated event such as for example gymnastics at various international competitions or Olympics, as well as the event baton itself,which thanks to the possibility of gymnastic elements, has moved several levels higher and it in many artistic perspectives.

It was a pleasure for me to work in a new team of commentators on Majorettes sport. I hope that there is not far the time when the Majorette sport will receive such attention of the media and the public it really deserves, and that there has gone off the time of “ridiculous” soldiers in a girl’s performance who are marching with a baton in their hand.

Maintaining Majorettes sport in the established quality will continue to be challenging for all involved and I will be very pleased that as a member of the team of commentators of Majorettes sport I can contribute to the reputation of this new sport and be at the center of the Majorettes events.

Eva Steppanová

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Excitement, fighting spirit, elegance, flexibility,…

Excitement, fighting spirit, elegance, flexibility,…

5. WorldChampionshipMajorettes Sport

Excitement, fighting spirit, elegance, flexibility, make-up, styling mousse, colorful costumes – these were Majorettes in Prague, thus the 5th World Championship Majorettes Sports. The Majorettes are no longer about marching and baton spinning, it gives evidence about it not only the participation of 560 formations, when almost 4000 competitors from all over the world took turns on start, but also the excellent performances that make majorettes into the field of sport.

WCH MajorettesSport_IFMS_201729The Kralovka Sports Hall belonged to the Majorettes at the end of August – the 5th World Championship Majorettes Sport. Competitors raced their competition sets in colorful costumes from 23th– 26th August 2017. A strong starting field were filled with teams from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Kyrgysztan …… The Championship was shielded by the Mayor of Prague, Adriana Krnáčová and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Majorettes competed in four basic categories: cadet, junior, senior and grandsenior, either in teams or in small formations: solo, duo, and mini. The competition events were the same for all categories: the baton (stick), the pom-pom (fringes), the flag (flag), the mix (a combination of equipment), the majorettes show and the newly established “classic” event.

The Czech teams had the strongest representation, after all, the Czech Republic is the cradle of the Majorettes sport. It is no wonder, therefore, that the Czech teams reigned in medal positions.

There were given 59 gold medals, 56 silver and 54 bronze medals, most of them stayed at home clubs, and also groups from Poland and Russia were doing well.

The Czech representation have been astonishing the majorettes world not only in their number, but mainly in their performances. The original march is replaced in choreography by elements of dance sport, gymnastics, it also the ballet trainingis necessary. Everything is made more difficult by working with equipment, most often with baton(stick) and pom-pom (fringes), it grows as wellthe number of combinations of equipment and flags, eliminating is the majorettesshow. Of 99%, it is a sport for the girls, but also men have already found their way into the majorettes groups. During the championship they were represented mainly in grandsenior age groups (over 27), where they presented with their women perfect choreography with an idea. All of this, together with the appealing appearance, gives majorettes events the right style that attracts spectators of all ages.

The Vice President of the Majorettes Federation, Marta Pavelkova, evaluated this year’s championship as follows:

“If the majorettes sport will be developed by the current pace, it will be necessary to expand the world championship with another day (compared: to this year’s 560 formations, the first year 277 formations) and more than a third of the formations (36%) were from abroad. Almost fully occupied grandstands, issued accreditations, on-line broadcasting (on-line stream), broadcasting a record on CT Sports, these are proofs of interest in a new, modern, majorettes sport. We will continue to prepare both competitions and rules to promote the lifestyle development and feelings of the young generation, their musical, dance and costume hobbies, to support the natural creativity of choreographers, coaches and majorettes. It is a challenging task, but the reward is increasing interest in majorettes sport in both children and youth, as well as in organizing cities and towns, the audience and, last but not least, the media. “

Ing. Jana Poskerová, publicist

Official page WCH 2017 Official article

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World Championship in Majorettes Sport for Fifth time

World Championship in Majorettes Sport for Fifth time

The Královka Sports Hall, Nad Královskou oborou, Prague – Bubeneč, will be on August 23-26, 2017 for majorettes sport. The start of each competition day is always at 09:00 h. The competition is primarily for girls under 26, but we will also have a look at 14 groups of age category above 27. At the start, there will be more WCH2017_IFMS_World Championship Majorettes Sport_web4than 3,000 majorettes in twenty disciplines and four age categories. To the majorettes sport, which originated in the Czech Republic in 2001, preceded several years of development. In 1994 in Hranice (Moravia) took place a competition parade of majorettes groups and laid the foundation for the creation of the first competition rules in this area. The interest of majorettes in participating in the competition over the course of three years has reached such a boom that groups have been reported to Hranice even from abroad, and qualifying rounds have been introduced in the Czech Republic. Hranice left the final for itself. The Majorettes Movement, the most widespread in Central Europe, have long been balancing between culture and sport. Gradually, however, the Majorettes were led to the sports halls. Increased performance has increased the demands on competition areas. Majorettes for showing more and more demanding competition sets were not enough outdoor areas with different surfaces, often uneven, depending on the weather or provisional measure including imperfect sound system. According to Mr. Aleš Svoboda, who has been following the development for several years (in Hořice, the contests have been holding for 16 years), majorettes sport is a graduate sport, not only in the Czech Republic. The Czech representation in Prague is the most represented and the performances of the charges have been amazing the majorettes world not only with its quality but also with its quantity. This prime is undoubtedly the result of the leadership of the Czech Championship in majorettes sport, which educates the elite of majotrettes in the Czech Republic. By introducing the two performance classes A and B, the advancing competitions, where talents are still open to higher and international competitions, and capable representatives are by this way motivated. The original march step has been replacing by elements of dance sport, gymnastics, ballet training and a well-composed choreography are necessary, and everything is made harder by the use of tools, baton and pom-pom are most used, flags are now on the increase, and the combination of tools is gaining popularity. Other attributes of majorettes are colorful costumes, hairstyles, makeup. Everything is coming to Prague to compare with the other majorettes clubs from Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Madagascar, and yet from other countries, if they handle visa, finance and other necessities in time for participating in such top-level competition.

All four of the competition days will be possible to watch via the Internet by so called live broadcast (on-line stream), available at as well as on a record broadcast on CT (Czech Television) on 30.08.2017 in events in the region.

The championship is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Prague City Hall, which sponsored the competition.

Official page WCH 2017 Official article Official article

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ECH in Crikvenica for the second time

ECH in Crikvenica for the second time

XII. The European Championship Majorettes Sport (ECH) took place just as last year on the Adriatic coast, in the summer resort Crikvenica, in the city sports hall. Local organizer was Hrvatsko Udruženje Mažoret Timova (HUMT), Ičići.

This year’s year was enriched with the starts of the newly ranked classic majorett discipline, and also for the first time at the ECH, the age category grandsenior groups started. Assessing the benefits of newly classified disciplines or age categories for further development is premature, but expanding of the offer gives the opportunity for starting of more participants. However, it demands education in updating the rules and organizing the competition.

Advancings for ECH are practiced according to results in national competitions, but they can also be striven in international competitions of Jiří Necid Memorial and Grand Prix in Majorettes Sports. The International Open Cup is not an advancing competition. Participants from non-member countries can apply directly, ECH is still an open competition.

Medals graphics 2017During ECH were also awarded special prizes. One of them won for the biggest team AMA Opava club for 29 present formations. Other major teams were Elite Ostrava, 21 formations, Michelle Karvina, as well as Miraž Wronki, both 20 formations. A special prize was awarded to the Victory Brest club, which enriched the championship with imaginative elements in the field of motion training and the use of equipment. If the club maintains this trend, it will be a strong competition in the fight for primacy. Their discipline in the behavior of the contestants was exemplary; They watched with attention from the grandstand for their opponents throughout the competition. A special prize was also awarded to the Mažoretkinje Grada Crikvenica, the host city. For the highest number of points in the group with the baton, took the special price the cadets from Michelle Karvina (53.55 points) and they also became the absolute winner for the highest sum of points in two disciplines (stage + march).

Each nation has its own specifics, different concepts and performance levels. There is the strength in Czech groups and small formations, both in quantity and in number of competitors, in their quality and performance. This trend is the same as in previous years and not all foreign participants can compete with the Czech strength. The IFMS wishes to take place also a championship of Asia, America or Africa or Australia. Although online streaming is spreading education, according to the fact that it is also watched in the named continents, but not everywhere meets this sport support and understanding. The ” hundreds years old sports” put in the Olympic Games are in the advantage compared to majorettes sports.

Sight for the public, was the everyday ending of the competition day by a common composition, and for the enrichment of the offer of tourism was Saturday’s evening parade of the Colonnade Coast accompanied by the orchestra. After the parade there was a podium show.

The evening ship’s trip for leaders, referees, assistants and organizers was a nice present from the local organizer. The view from the sea to the mainland when the sun set and later on the illuminated resorts were a nice experience. Maybe we’ll meet again on the Adriatic coast.

We thank you so much, everyone

Official page ECH 2017 Official article

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Russian National Championship 2017

Russian National Championship 2017

 Medals statisticsRussian National Championship for majorettes and baton twirling – the main event of the year. Regions are preparing for a whole year to adequately represent their teams in these competitions.

Also, All Russian Majorettes and Baton Twirling Federation received the approval of the international federations for the holding of the I Intertational Open Cup for majorettes.

In the complex, these competitions were attended by 2,203 participants and this amount was recorded in the BOOK OF RECORDS OF RUSSIA as “The greatest number of participants in competition for majorettes and baton twirling in Russia”.

Athletes from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic and, of course, Russia took part in the competition.

Based on the results of the Championship and the Championship of Russia, the composition of the Russian National Team for the international events of 2017 is being formed.

The Sports Committee of the Federation publishes the All-Commander Medal Set (31 teams).

Author: Olga Yurchenko

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