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DRUM MAJORETTES OF AMERICA
Organized 1947  -  Celebrating 70 Years of Baton Twirling

Official Website of Drum Majorettes of America
RULE BOOK CHANGES
New Score Sheets
New score sheets for Pom/Dance lines will be in effect beginning January 1, 2002.

New score sheets for DMA Halftime will also be in effect beginning January 1, 2002.  Please
note:  required 16 High Marching Steps has been added to the score sheet.  Failure to do
so will result in a two (2) point penalty.  March steps can be done as 4 at a time, 8 at a time,
or 16 steps at one time.  (High march steps are considered as if you were performing basic
strut.)

Judges - DMA Halftime
Judges are to mark the march steps on score sheets in the appropriate boxes under march
steps.  Judges are to place a plus mark (+) if the contestant performs the march step and a
check mark if the contestant does not perform the march step.  Judges are to leave the
box blank if they are unsure if the steps were completed.  A TWO (2) POINT PENALTY
DEDUCTION WILL BE MADE FOR NOT USING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.

Judges Attire
Judges are to wear a red, white, or blue blazer when judging Fall Classic, Mini-Nationals, or
Summer Nationals.

Corps
All corps will be judged from above floor level.

Show Routines (Talents)
The time limit for show rountines (talent) has been changed to 1:30 - 2:30 minutes.  This is
effective as of January 1, 2002.

National Winners
Due to the length of the Award Ceremonies, it is necessary to limit the length of speeches
given by the outgoing National Title Winners.  The time will be limited to 2 to 3 minutes for
National Title Winners in any groups 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and Elite 10-12 and 13-15.  
Speeches may be memorized or on a cassette (recorded).

Majorette Queen of America and Senior Majorette Queen speeches will be limited to 5 to 7
minutes.
AS OF 7-18-2012 THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED!!

(Updated 9.10.15)
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  • IMPORTANT:  PLEASE READ!!!

DMA has set a 2-3 minute limit on speeches for Nationals.  All speeches
for 0-6 through Elite13-15 should not be any longer.  Sr. Queen is
allowed 5-7 minutes and Majorette Queen 8-10 minutes.  
All Queens 0-6, 7-8, 9-10 and Elite 10-12 MUST have their speech
recorded.  Ages 11-12, 13-14 and Elite 13-15 may record their speech if
they wish or memorize their speech.  Sr. Queen and Majorette Queen
may present speech or a video.  



  • Pom Girl Music for 2011-2012 season: 'The Twilight Zone' by The Hit
    Crew
  • ** NEW Events for DMA!!
  • Pom Girl Music for 2010-11: 'LET'S GET LOUD' by JENNIFER LOPEZ

(Info is for ADULT TITLE ONLY)
SCORE SHEET         2/3 BATON CONTENT
**Adult title: You must be a DMA member and must have competed in at least 1
local, state or regional contest prior to entering Fall Classic, Mini Nationals or
Summer Nationals.  This contest must be in the year just prior to the National
contest you wish to enter.

  • SPECIAL NOTE: RULE BOOK CHANGE!
The following rule has been amended as of October 1, 2010
Rule # 24 Responsibilities of National Title Holders (page 15)       
A. Person’s who have won DMA’s National title of Senior Majorette
Queen or Majorette Queen of America assumes a moral obligation to
Drum Majorettes of America. She is to act as a representative of the
organization and its membership. She should refrain from participation in
activities of any other sanctioned organization during her reign.
Advanced ages 0-6 through Elite 13-15 are exempt and may compete in
other activities.
B. No change in this part

  • SPECIAL NOTE: RULE BOOK CHANGE!
ADDENDUM TO RULE #28 SELECTIONS OF
GRAND CHAMPION, INTERMEDIATE HIGH POINT, BEGINNER
HIGH POINT OR TITLES Page 17 Effective October 1, 2010
Click here to see information.
9.8.16 Boys Solo time 1:30-2:30

***Effective Jan.1, 2016
Show Presentations
Show presentations may not use ANY gymnastics equipment or any
equipment or apparatus that resembles  gymnastics equipment.  This
includes: monkey bars, swings or any type of playground equipment.
The contestant MAY NOT hang, dangle, be suspended from or attached
to any equipment.
This rule is being instituted for the safety of our contestants.


Please Note: RULE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE AT MANY CONTEST AND BY
CONTACTING DMA HEADQUARTERS, DIANE SORVILLO, OR BONNIE
KUPP  

***Teachers and Parent information for 2014: DMA will no longer be
mailing individual entry forms. For contest dates and info see website.  

Video Rule 2014:

IMPORTANT DMA NOTICE:

DMA has waived its rule concerning videos and photography.  You may
video or take photographs of your child and ONLY your child.  It MUST be
done from the stands/bleachers.  You are NOT permitted to stand
behind/or near the judges tables or anywhere on the gym floor.  NO
flash or lights of any type are allowed.  If you are caught taking pictures
or videos of someone else’s child YOUR child may be disqualified.
As always ONLY one (1) person is permitted to video your teams/corps.  
They MUST be in the video section provided.
See additional rule
above for
speeches (2014)