BATON TWIRLING is a unique artistic sport combining the technical skill of twirling the baton with the enthusiasm & athleticism of dance and acrobatics. Baton twirling is a great sport for children of all ages.
Learn to Twirl (Recreational) Class
Ages 4-up. No previous training. This 1 hour class involves an introduction to basic twirls, marching techniques and coordinating simple dance steps while twirling. Participants will require a baton.
Ages 6-up. The Pre-Competitive level is designed to ease recreational athletes into the competitive realm of our sport. Athletes will learn and may compete in six nationally standardized individual events. It is recommended they attend two local baton competitions throughout the season and have the option of competing in out of town competitions. Must receive a Red or Blue ribbon in 2 events and enter Pre Solo before advancing to the competitive class or decided by the coach. Athletes are encouraged to take the Skills Development Program (Badges) and must take up to 2 hour class a week.
Ages 8-up. The Competitive Level is designed for the more serious athlete. Athletes will learn and compete in individual/duet and team events. Solo, Medley, Solo Dance, Duet, 2Baton, 3Baton, and Team events. After receiving the Silver Pin athletes will learn and compete in Compulsories. Recommend that competitive athletes take a minimum of 3 or more hour class per week and must attend local, provincial competitions. National and International competitions will be decided by the coaches if the athlete is ready for this level.
Skills Development Program Badge Class
The Skills Development Program (SDP) is a progression skills program, with a emphasis on growth and advancement. It offers the recreational athlete an incentive to continue in his/her own personal growth within the sport. Each badge is divided into two parts: Baton Technique and Body Technique.
Compulsories consist of 13 compulsory elements in Level "C" and 15 compulsory elements in levels "B" and "A" for competitive athletes only. Athletes will learn all 15 elements in order to advance to Freestyle once they have attained the minimal score to advance to the next level.
All Star Teams and Groups
We do our best to group similar skilled athletes for our teams. We also try to group similar ages together. From time to time some athlete's skills will be higher than the average skill level of the group, however, lower than the next team above them. Athletes should consider participating in teams for fun, leadership, participation, friendship and unity. All competitive athletes are invited to tryouts at the beginning of the season (September only) each year.
This program is designed to excel in flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering and tumbling.