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Archive for November, 2017

Do You Have the Right Baton Size?

Even with the right shoes and outfit, baton twirling wonít happen without the right size baton to finish the set. Having the right size baton can make all the difference when it comes to your performance. A baton that is too long will collide with your body, while a baton that is too short will look and feel awkward to handle. Professional twirling batons come in sizes ranging from 14 inches to 32 inches, increasing in size by one inch increments. The width of the shaft can come in different sizes depending on what would be the most comfortable grip for the twirler. To measure the appropriate length of your baton, you will need a measuring tape, and the assistance of a friend or family member. Stand still with both of your feet together Outstretch one of your arms to make a 90 degree angle from your body Once it is stretched, have your family member pull out the tape and place the end of it at the base of your neck From there they should pull the tape out until it reache

Posted: 11/29/2017

Team Building for Baton Twirlers

Baton twirling for most is a team centered activity, having performers work closely with members of their team. Just like the twirling and performances themselves, keeping a strong team together takes time a practice. Team building is important to ensure that team members are cooperating well with each other, as well as build trust among members of the team. When performers build trust with each other, they are more inclined to help each other improve, making the team stronger as a whole. All this leads to a healthier and more enjoyable environment for the team. Below is a list of activities that encourage team building. Egg drop Ė you may remember this one from middle school, basically the group is split up into teams and must use a few materials to build a carriage to protect an egg from cracking after it is dropped from a great height (both teams should have the exact same number of materials). This is a critical thinking exercise that gets the teams to work together to create a

Posted: 11/10/2017

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