What do you need for baton twirling?

What do you need for baton twirling?

Preferred: One or two-piece twirling costume, skin toned tights, dance/baton shoes. No boots please. Acceptable: Black/Dark leotard, skin toned tights. If you are unable to obtain a leotard, please choose form-fitting black dance/athletic attire.

How long should a twirling baton be?


1 to 4 years 18 inches 5 to 7 years 20 inches
8 to 10 years 22 inches 11 to 12 years 24 inches
13 to 14 years 26 inches 15+ years 28 inches

How do you do a twirling?

Perform a horizontal twirl with your right hand.

  1. Stand tall with your feet in a Right T.
  2. Grasp the baton with your right hand—point your thumb towards the ball. Extend your right arm and position the baton so that it is parallel to the ground.
  3. Rotate the baton counter clockwise.
  4. Complete 3 to 4 horizontal spins.

Is baton twirling hard?

Baton twirling is just as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. It’s hard even forcing yourself to throw your baton and try a new trick under it, especially when you know what can happen if you miss. The risk can get greater when you add another baton or two and toss them all at once.

What are the different ways to twirl a baton?

Method 2 of 5: Mastering the Horizontal Twirl Assume the correct stance for the right hand horizontal twirl. Rotate the baton counterclockwise. Begin with the baton parallel to the ground. Speed up the rotation and adjust your hold. Practice the left hand horizontal twirl. Pass the baton from your right to left hand while executing a horizontal twirl.

Is baton twirling a sport?

Baton Twirling. Baton twirling is a sport, similar to rhythmic gymnastics, in which a metal rod called a baton, is manipulated, while simultaneously making coordinated dance moves.

What is a baton twirler called?

A majorette is a baton twirler whose twirling performance is often accompanied by dance, movement, or gymnastics; they are primarily associated with marching bands during parades. Majorettes can also spin knives, fire knives, flags, light-up batons, fire batons, maces and rifles.