What is Baton?
Baton twirling is an artistic activity using a combination of dance and gymnastics while manipulating one or multiple batons. It is an excellent way for children to develop and fine tune hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Twirling also helps build flexibility and stamina.
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 sticks, flags, light-up batons, rods and other items to twirl or do tricks with. This art involves the manipulation of a metal rod and the performers body to a coordinated routine. It is very similar to color guard. In this class students will learn the basics of twirling and tossing.
Boys should wear athletic shorts or pants (no sweatpants) and a t-shirt. Solid black or white is preferred.
Dress Code Policy
A2J has strict guidelines with regards to shoes and attire permitted at each level in the classroom. Consult the A2J Crew Handbook for guidelines or contact the studio with any specific questions. We have a team store where shoes and dance attire can be purchased.