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1967 Baton Twirling Video Features Two Baton Champion

October 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Baton Twirlers In The News, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists

What a find! This 1967 black and white video is Two Baton Twirling Champion, Judy Kassouf, performing on Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour.

I’m sure it was such a thrill for her to be featured on national TV. And with a great performance full of speed and showmanship! It’s fascinating to compare the twirling style and body technique of then and now. I grew up twirling in the 60’s and 70’s, so her 2-piece costume, white bobby socks and tennis shoes certainly bring back the memories.

A post on YouTube reports that Miss Kassouf went on to teach English and creative writing at a high school near Chicago, and also coached the majorettes.

Appreciation to MrGeneKim for sharing this YouTube video.

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  • Judy Cummings

    Miss Kassouf is now Mrs. Cummings and works in Family Literacy with refugee children and families from around the world. She works to promote love, peace and justice.

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