For a year I was privileged to hang out with the dance troupe The Rialto Twirlers. I had lived in Rialto for 4 years and used to see girls walking down the street twirling batons. I applied for a studio residency with the excellent Common Ground and found out exactly what they did. Competitions were fierce, tough and sometimes very disappointing for the team. My intention with the project was to document the skill and commitment of these contemporary majorettes. The project also included Mark Bryan, a Philadelphia music producer who remixed the music for the successful cheerleading film ‘Bring It On’ – you can watch some of the workshop here and Rialto Twirlers (2010) is available to watch in full here.