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Why You Should Start Baton Twirling at a Young Age

Baton twirling is an extraordinary art for all. Although, it can be particularly advantageous to children. For children, baton twirling encourages them to practice mindfulness, hand-eye coordination, and other skills. Baton twirling teaches kids to work as an individual as well as in a group, which is very useful for their future. By taking an interest in the art of baton twirling, children learn to create quality performances which will lead to a positive perception of their confidence. Since baton twirling is unique, it can show you a few unique things. For example, how liberating it is to stand out and be different. It has been proven that being a part of a sport helps communication skills and problem-solving. Baton twirling is also a natural stress reliever and will boost serotonin. This art will also help develop healthy lifestyle habits, as well being a fun hobby to enjoy. After reading that you may wonder how to get into baton twirling! Once you decide on baton twirling, you nee

Posted: 6/24/2020

Equality in Baton Twirling

Unfortunately, being a majorette has been stereotyped to be just for women. In the history of baton twirling, it is pretty unknown in the sense of where it truly started and who really started it. Although we do know it was women who brought baton twirling to light, they were not the ones who started it. This leads to a misconception of baton twirling being for women and not for men, but that is completely false. Although it is viewed as an unusual pursuit for boys, baton twirling is for everyone. Baton twirling was used during World War II with men in the military, except they had metal ends rather than rubber. There have been men that have claimed they have disappeared from baton twirling after the increased glitz, glamor, and lightness associated with it, but this does not need to be the case. Numerically fewer than 100 baton twirlers are men, but it should not be this way. Baton twirling is an exhilarating exercise and a great opportunity for all. It should not be constricted to on

Posted: 6/10/2020

Measuring Your Baton

Just like a golf club or field hockey stick, your baton needs to be properly sized. Whether itís for a competition or youíre practicing your basics, the right sizes baton can make all the difference. To find your correct measurements, you need to measure both your arm span and height. First, have the baton twirler stand straight with the arms out and parallel to the floor. Then, using a tape measure, measure from the base of the neck, above the shoulder, to the end of the middle finger. If your measurement is not a round number, round up. At Starline Baton, we offer batons in lengths from 14 to 32 inches. If youíre looking to buy a baton as a surprise, you can make a good guess on what size to buy based on the baton twirlerís age: Ages 1 to 4: 18 inches Ages 5 to 7: 20 inches Ages 8 to 10: 22 inches Ages 11 to 12: 24 inches Ages 13 and 14: 26 inches Ages 15 and up: 28 inches At Starline Baton, we offer easy returns. To learn more about our products, visit our website or giv

Posted: 5/20/2020

Conquering Stage Fright

When youíre ten minutes from stepping into the spotlight, you want to feel strong, confident, and ready. But no matter how well-rehearsed any of us are, we all deal with stage fright. Itís fairly common to experience anxiety before a big show. But luckily, stage fright is easy to overcome! Practice makes perfect: Rehearse! Sometimes it is as simple as a little practice. If you know the routine inside and out, you donít need to worry about forgetting it in the moment. Be sure to attend any scheduled rehearsals and continue to practice at home. Once the spotlight is on you, youíll be confident you know your moves! Imagine the show: Imagining what the show will be like can help calm your nerves. If youíre feeling anxious, simply close your eyes and picture the music, the stage, your routine, and, most importantly, the cheering audience! Imagine yourself flawlessly executing your routine. When it comes time for the real thing, youíll be ready. Improvise: Letís get real ó everyone

Posted: 5/6/2020

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