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Intermediate Baton Twirling, Tossing, and Tricks (1 and 2 Batons)
Join me for a fun-filled intermediate level baton class for twirlers looking to extend upon their one baton skills and to begin to learn two baton twirling, tossing and tricks.
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In this class we will be building upon the basics learned in introductory baton classes. Each student will be taught and supported to their own individual level and skill in a supportive group setting. One baton experience is necessary for this class, as this class will build upon the foundational skills of: Figure Eights, Corkscrews into Horizontal Tosses, Flashes into Thumb Tosses, and Vertical and Horizontal One Spins. (These are all skills covered in my two intro classes: Introduction to...
Two Baton Twirls: Double Figure Eights Double Horizontals Double Corkscrews (Together) Double Corkscrews (Opposites) Double Finger Twirls Swings, Scoops, Dips Two Baton Tosses: Reverse Left/Thumb Toss Right Corkscrew Horizontal Pass Thumb Toss Boxes Open Handed Swing Tosses Catches: Back hand catch (Right Hand) Under Leg Catch (Left Hand) Leg/Ground Work: Double Butterfly Lunges Leg Ups with Marching Swing Knee Spin Toss Fall Advanced Intermediate Goals: 2 Spin Vertical 2 Spin Horizontal Toss Cartwheel Toss Summersault Toss Illusion Two Baton Juggling
I have twirled batons for over 20 years, both in high school as well as at the college level. While completing my Bachelor's Degree, I was the head twirler for three years and a feature twirler all four years of college. I have twirled one, two and three batons, knives and fire batons. I've taught twirling lessons and run twirling camps, for children ranging from 6 years old through 17 years old. I have a genuine passion for the sport of twirling. Over the past 17 years, I've worked with children in many different settings and I have found my niche in teaching.
No homework is required, however twenty to forty minutes of daily practice after class, will go a long way in skill retention and growth. It is my sincere goal to build up my students in joy and in experience, and independent daily practice will add value to the course and build confidence in your child.
Students will need TWO weighted metal twirling batons with rubber ends. Unfortunately, plastic toy batons will not work for this class, as they are not weighted and will not spin, fly, or fall correctly. Weighted batons can be found for purchase online or borrowed from a friend. Batons come in lengths of 14- 32 inches. You can find your child’s size by having your child reach their arm straight out to the side (standing in a pose, like the capital letter T), then measuring from under their armpit to their longest outstretched finger- usually the middle finger. Now, add one inch to this number. This is the size baton you will need. Often, when ordering for children, it is fine to order an inch (or two inches maximum) longer than this, as children grow quickly. As a tool for approximating size: I am 5’ 3 and I twirl with a 29 inch baton. My 11-year-old is 5’1 and twirls with a 27 inch baton. My 9-year-old is 4’4 and twirls with a 21 inch baton.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents do not need to be present during class but are always welcome to watch. Students will need an open space where they can move freely without hitting lamps, TV’s, siblings etc. An empty basement, garage, or driveway is ideal, but please ensure student will be able to hear on their computer if they choose to learn in an outdoor location. *Some skills learned in this class will require high ceilings, or an outdoor learning space. Students twirling in cold weather situations should consider wrapping their batons with tennis racket grip tape. Please also consider putting a cone or large trash can at the end of your driveway or garage opening, if your student will be twirling in a location where cars park or drive.
Amanda NealHello! I am so excited to meet you!
68 total reviews
64 completed classes
My name is Amanda Neal. You can call me Mrs. Neal, or Miss Amanda. I cannot wait to meet you, learn your name, and share the joy and journey of learning new skills with you! I am a passionate teacher who adores kids! I have twirled for just over...