Class Attire: Shorts or comfortable clothes: Hair up, no jewelry and a balanced baton. (See Team Practice wear handouts if on a team) Consists of Black jazz shoes, team leotard or shirt, and black jazz pants or skort
Performances:. Students will perform in one or two local parades and the end of the year review in June. If selected students will compete in one or two competitions and community events. (See Team Handout)
Fund-raising: We encourage the Students to fund-raise and meet the minimum requirement. This supports the Booster Club who pays for Christmas T-shirts, end of the year trophies, school rentals, scenery, and more.
Those opting out of fund-raising may pay the opt out fee TBA at the beginning of the fall season. Teams will have a slightly higher goal because of competition fees. TBA
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Costumes and Practice Wear: Twirlers will need one costume. The costume budget will be $90.00 due Feb 15th !
Team costumes will be due Oct. 15th. Parents will be responsible for accessories.
Baton Twirling teaches character traits to last a lifetime.
This lesson plan teaches the following:
Confidence Aids Physical Fitness
Leadership Teaches New Tricks
Positive Thinking Timing
Discipline Dance Steps
Positive Self Image Aids Ambidexterity
Class Goals: To teach Respect, Responsibility, and Reaching for Goals, and much more.
Our class is as follows: A curriculum will be handed out on the first class!
1. Warm-ups - A choreographed warm-up is done in an efficient and timely manner and allows the student instructor to lead the routine while the Instructor observes the student and reinforces proper stretching. Students need to be on time. The warm-up is very important to proceed with the class.
2. Roll Call - Please call the studio when you are absent. Absences hold up the progress of class.
3. Review tricks and fundamentals - This is one on one with the student.
4. Dance twirl using fundamentals and tricks - the routine is practiced, perfected, and made harder as the student progresses.
5. Trick contests - At the end of each class the students strive to complete each trick with a friendly competition among their fellow athletes.
Routines taught are: one dance twirl, one basic strut, and one parade routine.