About us

Who We Are:

The Russellettes are a Majorette Troupe based in Rainham Essex.

The Russellettes is made up of members aged from 3 to 16 years of age.

Our members take part in competitions at local and national level, displays and school fetes, carnivals and grade examinations.

New members are encouraged to participate in all events as soon as they are able.

We are an inclusive group and welcome young people of all abilities, regardless of sex, creed, colour, political belief or disability. By joining the Russellettes, you will gain confidence, and make new friends.

The Russellettes are currently recruiting girls and boys from the age of 8.

We are members of The United Kingdom Federation of Majorettes (UKFM) and South East Twirling Association (SETA). Both of these federations run competitions, training seminars and adjudicate official grade examinations for the benefit of their members.

We are also registered members of Havering Youth and HAVCO (Havering Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations).

New Members:

If you are interested in becoming a Russellette and joining our friendly group, come along to any practice session.

We do not have a waiting list, you can join straight away.

New members are welcome to join us at anytime throughout the year.

We train every Monday at Bretons Community Association Hall at 5:00pm

There is no need to let us know you are coming, feel free to just turn up.

What it costs:

Subs: £2.50 per session (this covers the hire of the hall)

Yearly Membership fee: £10.00 (payable in May)

The membership fee covers the loan of Military Uniform and hat, troupe leotard, troupe tracksuit and insurance . It also includes matching troupe socks and hair accessories

You will need to buy your own baton, shoes and tights.

Optional Costs:

A fancy leotard for solo work

Your own equipment, pom poms etc, although we can lend you whatever you need.