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Beginner-Intermediate baton twirling class working on new fun skills and tricks, and polishing the ones we learned in the 101 class
Sharon Lundholm, MA, CLC, CHC, CBHC
46 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
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Class
30 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
8-13
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Learners will be advance their foundational skills and twirl the baton as well as move, toss and spin at the same time by the end of the week.
I was a baton twirler from 7th - 11th grade. After seeing fire spinners at a festival a few years ago, I remembered how fun it is to twirl so I picked up spinning baton again, and added staff spinning. I now spin fire at festivals as well. I look forward to teaching kids the fundamentals of twirling a baton. Twirling can be a life-long enjoyable sport and pastime that also adds flexibility and coordination to the whole body. 
Practicing skills for 10 - 20 minutes between classes will make for a more enjoyable learning experience. Baton dropping in class and during practice will happen, no worries!! Building muscle memory takes time and practice. Practice makes better!
Student will need a baton with a weighted end. I recommend a baton in the $20-35 range with a 3/8" metal shaft and the length should be based on your child's size. You can find your child’s size by having them reach their arm straight out to the side then measuring from under their armpit to their longest outstretched finger- usually the middle finger. Once you've got this number add one inch for the perfect size. Or add two inches if you want to allow for your student's growth, but it can be a bit harder to manipulate. That being said, having a baton that is a little too small or a little too big is absolutely fine for this introductory course. For the glow-in-the-dark party during the last day of class, students will need one package with 4 glow in the dark necklaces and 8 small zipties.
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
In order to have a safe twirling space, please locate a place in your home with about 5-10ft of open space for your student to twirl. Also please make sure that furniture is moved ahead of time if needed, and that there are no cords or any other tripping hazards in the dance area. Your student should be prepared for twirling before class starts by having the device set in a good spot that will allow me to see the twirler's body from head to knees so that I can provide feedback on movements, come dressed in comfortable clothes, have their baton and have a water bottle nearby. 

Teacher

Sharon Lundholm, MA, CLC, CHC, CBHC
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teaching for the left and right brain is my superpower!
46 total reviews
94 completed classes

About Me

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I have my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication with a specialization in Art Therapy and my Master’s Degree is in Organizational and Personal Development. During graduate school I took a multitude of courses in... 
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