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We are a Christian baton twirling unit based in Penn Hills/Plum, PA. Our mission is to encourage the sharing of Christ's love in fellowship with one another and with those enjoying our performances. Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Joyful Twirlers

Celebrating our 12th Season this fall!

Joyful Twirlers is a Christian-based baton ministry with a mission to share the love of Christ with others and delight audiences by performing to contemporary Christian music. Perhaps you have seen us throughout the summer at Idlewild and Soakzone, Monroeville 4th of July Parade or other special events. We also perform in fall festivals and we frequently visit personal care homes where we entertain the residents and take cookies to enjoy fellowship time with them.

Sign up today by contacting Gina Stropkaj, Director at 412.759.7487 or by sending an email. Gina will answer any questions you may have.

Class size may be limited.


Join Us!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Season (space is limited).

Download a registration form here.

Joyful Twirlers 2012


Practice sessions take place at:

Penn Hills Alliance Church
7605 Saltsburg Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15235

Penn Hills Alliance Church

Joyful Twirlers - History

Welcome, my name is Jessica Nigra, Former Director and Founder of the "Joyful Twirlers" baton-twirling ministry. We are located in Pittsburgh, PA. Since our inception in the year 2000, we have been blessed with the formation of a second "Joyful Twirlers" troupe located in Monroeville, PA, now operated and directed by Tracey Poach who began her coaching career with our premiere unit in Forest Hills, Pa.


The founding of our ministry...

One summer morning, together with my family, I stood among the crowd of spectators crowded at the sidewalk, delighting in the small town street parade. Parading down the street were the usual local school bands, clowns, scout groups and fire trucks with their resounding sirens. Among the group of parade participants were several baton-twirling troupes. Each would take their turn at the reviewing stand to perform for the judges and the spectators. While watching the young girls, happily twirling and dancing, I imagined my own daughters participating in an enjoyable activity such as baton twirling, unfortunately the troupe which we were observing was not the more conservative troupe that I would have chosen. Fortunately, our Lord placed the desire in my heart to start up and establish a quality Christian baton-twirling troupe: "Joyful Twirlers".

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Monday evenings

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
Lower Level
1840 Ardmore Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Get directions to the church..

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

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• Enrollment Form for Forest Hills •

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Now celebrating a second location in Monroeville
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
285 St. Martin's Drive, Monroeville

Joyful Twirlers baton ministry is now more easily accessible to folks living in Monroeville and surrounding areas. Please contact Tracey Poach for more information.

Joyful Twirlers
2012-2013 Season

2011-2012 Season

2010-2011 Season

2009-2010 Season

2008-2009 Season

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We are happy to announce that "Joyful Twirlers" has been granted non-profit tax-exempt status under IRS section 501(c)(3) - (effective date: October 10, 2006). This means that your gift is now tax deductible. Your financial support is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jessica Nigra, President and Founder.

Twirling Links

Visit the US Twirling Association web site:

Twirl Zone

Our Sponsors

To become a Joyful Twirler or to schedule an appearance contact:
Gina Stropkaj - Director
Joyful Twirlers

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