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BATON TWIRLING DANCE

Get Up & Move

Baton Twirling: Twirling combines dance, agility, coordination, flexibility and often gymnastics while manipulating a single baton or multiple batons. The handling of the baton is to create visual images, pictures, and patterns executed with dexterity both close in and around the body and the proper release of the baton into the air. The discipline requires the simultaneous blending of these fundamental characteristics, utilizing time and space to display both technical merit and artistic expression. Additionally it requires to develop an amount of flexibility in order to properly execute baton, dance, and gymnastics elements. Choreography for baton twirling is designed to promote expression of the body through dance and movement to create a demonstration of strength, flexibility, physical fitness, beauty, aesthetics, and harmony in coordination with the manipulation of the baton. In this class students will be learning the techniques of Baton twirling combined with dance into choreography and will be performing on stage.

 

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