Putney Shangri-La majorettes London, United Kingdom
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
• Every year we organize European Championship (1999 Croatia, 2000 Czech Republic, 2001 United Kingdom, 2002 Poland, 2003 Slovakia, 2004 Croatia, 2005 Romania, 2006 Italy, 2007 Montenegro, 2008 Romania, 2009 France, 2010 BiH...) in September. The best year was with 80 teams from 10 countries and more then 1.700 majorettes participated in championship. Championship is organized in senior (15 years and more), junior (12-14 years old) and cadet (8-11 years old) category. In this championship we have competition in parade march (100 m long) and stage choreography (12x12 m). Teams can participate to dance with batons or/and pom-poms. Every majorette is presented a medal (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place) in each category, and we present cups for each team wining one of the first 3 places. To European championship can come up to 3 teams per country (first 3 places in their national championship, or if they don’t have national championship 3 teams chosen by national federation).
• We organize seminars and exams for judges (we have 16 international judges from 6 countries).
• We organize seminars for majorettes and trainers.
• We give information about shops where teams can buy majorettes equipment (batons, pom-poms, uniforms etc.).
• We organize collaboration between teams, associations and federations.
• We organize festivals of majorettes, and participation of teams from other countries on different national championship.
• We organize commercial performances and tours by collaboration with international managers (average fee for those tours is 4.000-5.000 EUR per 3 days).
• We organize meetings of EC and other committees of EMA every year, and every time in different country.
• By participating in our activities teams from different countries learn from each others, and with new experience and dancing technique their performance becomes much more attractive (especially in comparation with other teams from their country).
HOW TO BECOME MEMBER?
National association (federation, organization) can become member of EMA on one of the meetings of EMA’s General Assembly. If there is no National association, one or several teams can temporary become members with all possible rights including voting and participating in European championship. As you establish National association, it automatically becomes a member of EMA.
Each member association must pay annual fee of 175 EUR per year, except for the first year of the membership. Teams (without association) doesn’t pay fee.