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Entries from April 27th, 2009

Pictures from NBTA World Championships in Belgium

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World

The 2009 NBTA (National Baton Twirling Association) World Championships was an event full of color, athleticism, artistry, and international camaraderie.  This thrilling competition was held over 4 days earlier this month in Gent, Belgium.  We hope you enjoy these photos that capture some of the excitement! You’ll find even more photographs from these world competitions […]

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Patsy Hamilton: In Memory of Mom

April 25th, 2009 · 36 Comments · Moms (& Other Grown Ups) Who Were Twirlers

Today is the Patsy Hamilton Memorial Contest.  This is an annual baton twirling competition here in northern California, that has been keeping the memory of my mother alive for the past 15 years. I’m so appreciative to the USTA California Baton Council for this ongoing tribute to my mother.  She was involved in the sport […]

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Twirling World Championships ~ Results Are In!

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Videos: Baton Pairs and Teams, Videos: Baton Soloists

The NBTA (National Baton Twirling Association) World Championships were held earlier this month in Ghent (Gent), Belgium.  The results are in! This duet performance by Chelsea Russell and Karrissa Wimberley brought home a gold medal for the USA! You may recall Jonathan Burkin and his America’s Got Talent performance of last year. Jonathan helped bring […]

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2 Jugglers ~ 8 Clubs

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Juggling, Spinning, Object Manipulation

I’m just back from the Isla Vista Juggling Festival which was held Easter weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a baton twirler, I’m fascinated with juggling and attend as many festivals as I can. I love to pass clubs, and I spent some time in the gym taking video of just that. […]

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Penn State Football Coach Twirls Batons

April 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Videos: Just For Fun

Came across this video…pretty funny! It gives me lots of ideas for novelty baton routines with twirlers wearing masks! If the name Joe Paterno is unfamiliar to you, he is the head coach of the Pennsylvania State University’s football team. Could this be PJ Maierhofer impersonating Mr. Paterno? PJ has been the Blue Sapphire Feature […]

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World Baton Championships Coming to Ghent, Belgium

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Twirlers In The News

The National Baton Twirling Association’s World Championships are coming up soon in Ghent, Belgium.  This international competition is scheduled for April 8-12, 2009. We found media coverage of  many baton twirlers in the US, who are excitedly practicing and making final preparations to attend and compete. The Modernettes are the current Grand National Show Corps […]

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