MEET THE Instructors.
MRS. MARY ANNE SPEARS
Mrs. Mary Anne Spears is the Owner/Director of Take the Stage Twirling Studio which she began in 2011. She has lived in the Shoals Area her entire life and is married with two children, Olivia & Vivian. She and her husband Gus are the owners of Universal Event & Production Services. Mary Anne has been twirling for many years and twirled on her High School Squad for 4 years serving as captain for three. She then twirled for the Pride of Dixie Marching Band for an additional 3 years as well as teaching and judging various events in the area.
MISS ALEXIA ADAIR
Miss Alexia Adair is from Cullman, Alabama and attended West Point High School where she twirled for five years serving as captain for three. She has been twirling for 10 years and twirled competitively for seven. Alexia also has a background in dancing and served as a UNA Majorette for two years. She is majoring in Elementary Education and is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. This will be Alexia’s third year as an instructor for Take the Stage Twirling where she will primarily focus on our performance teams.
MISS ELYSSA SMITH
Elyssa has been twirling since she was 9 years old and has enjoyed every second of it! She just completed her sixth year on the Wilson High School Majorette Line where she served as captain for 5 years. She will be returning for her second year as a UNA Majorette. She has been competing for almost four years and has won several title events during that time. "Twirling has made such a huge impact on my life and I absolutely cannot wait for the years to come! "