Organization – Islettes’ Elite


The Islettes’ Elite Majorettes is a faith based dance twirl team, celebrating 30 years of excellence in artistic sport performance.  Members age 2 years and up learn Christian sportsmanship, team spirit, athleticism, showmanship, rhythm, responsibility and confidence.  The goal of the Islettes’ Elite is to perform at local, state and regional parades and events building character, community and teaching valuable life lessons to children. They proudly carry the Grand Island name across the USA.  The Islettes’ Elite are 3-time honored performers at Walt Disney World- Orlando, Florida.  They are also past recipients of Walt Disney Twirl Mania Corps and Team Championships.  The members have competed in Indiana at the National Championships 20 times and have won 17 National titles.   The Islettes’ Elite and director Heidi Sue McCormick were honored in 2000 with induction into the New York State Twirling Hall of Fame.


Over the 30 years more than 200 twirlers and percussionists have participated as members in this family oriented organization.  Alumni have gone on to perform at national sporting events and as featured college twirlers with numerous scholarships or as coaches themselves. The twirlers complete many hours of community service throughout the year.  In addition the twirlers put in many hours of practice while still maintaining honors grades, as education is a priority.  All staff members are lifelong island residents who have “grown up” as members of the team.  The Islettes’ Elite is not a studio or business, all staff members volunteer their time.  The Islettes’ are family.  Family is far more than blood- we are “Sisters” forever.  Once a Ladybug- always a Ladybug!