Majorette (dancer)

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For the French toy manufacturer, see Majorette (toy manufacturer).
Names Majorette
Activity sectors
Entertainment, dance
Competencies Hand–eye coordination, physical fitness
Related jobs
Cheerleader, dancer
A Funkemariechen majorette is lifted at Rose Monday Parade of the Cologne Carnival in Germany

A majorette is a person doing choreographed dance or movement, primarily baton twirling associated with marching bands during parades. It derives from girls' involvement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in drill and gymnastic teams or groups that used apparatuses similar to those found in rhythmic gymnastics. Majorettes can also twirl knives, fire knives, flags, light-up batons, and fire batons. They do illusions, cartwheels, and flips, and sometimes twirl up to four batons at a time.[1] Majorettes are often confused with cheerleaders; baton twirling is more closely related to rhythmic gymnastics rather than cheerleading.

Fictional majorettes[edit]

Trujillo Spring Festival
Majorettes in Trujillo city are called Guaripolas during Spring Festival 
Majorettes or Guaripolas in a show in Víctor Larco 

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