KEEPING TABS: The Twirling American Beauties will march again in Seaside parade

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 17:24 PM.

Although her family won't be dancing with her this year, a young friend will.

Miller invited Piper Norris, daughter of Realtor friend Nancy Norris to join and she accepted. Piper is a high school junior and a good twirler, said Miller.

Music has become a challenge for the Beauties through the years. One year, their CD skipped because of the humidity. It would not play, so Campbell led the crowd in clapping in time so the Beauties could do their dance.

After that, Dixie called a friend in Gadsden , Ala. , who became their sound production manager. Robert Smith grew up doing the music for his mother at Kay Smith’s Dance Studio in Gadsden . Kay has become the choreographer for the Beauties and this will be Kay's fourth year to choreograph for Miller.

The music for this year's performance will be MC Hammer's "Too Legit to Quit" and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite!"

Miller and friends will perform their twirling and dance routine combo in front of the judges' stand in their new silver dance outfits specially ordered from Hong Kong . Judges will judge entries in a variety of categories, and an awards ceremony will follow the parade in the Seaside Amphitheater.

Another constant Miller has relied on through the years has been the expertise of Libby Fillingim, who has decorated the Beauties’ float every year. From the float, Miller and friends throw beads and Moon Pies to the crowds.



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