Baton Classes

30 min classes

“Twirling is a great activity for developing spatial awareness (left, right, up, down, front, back), fine motor skills (which help them use pencils, scissors and keyboards), as well as hand-eye coordination. Children also develop strength, flexibility and stamina, as well as poise and a positive body image, by participating in the sport of baton twirling.  Twirlers of all ages benefit from baton twirling because it teaches the “life skills” of teamwork and good sportsmanship, time-management and goal-setting skills, self-confidence and positive self-esteem. Those skills support them throughout their lives; in school and college, as they interview for scholarships or jobs, and as they make professional presentations later in life.”  – excerpt from USTA (United States Twirling Assoc.) of which we are proud members.

Attire:

Girls: Any color leotard or tight fitting top, jazz pants or bike shorts, (tights are optional) tennis shoes (ALL WHITE will be required for recital and parades) and a Starline baton.
Boys: Any solid color T-shirt and black dance pants, sweatpants or shorts, tennis shoes (ALL WHITE will be required for recital and parades) and a Starline baton.

Hair must be pulled back into either a bun, a braid or a ponytail for every lesson.
No bare midriffs. Blue jeans, denim shorts/capris and dresses are not allowed.