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Entries from May 31st, 2009

Twirltacular Spreads Joy of Twirling Across the USA

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Competitions and Contests, Videos: Just For Fun

There is a full array of Twirltacular Extravaganza Championships scheduled across the country.  This unique circuit of competitions encourages baton twirlers from all organizations and affiliations to gather.  It is a venue that invites participants of all skill levels and from all states. The Twirltacular Grand Championships in Ohio are set for June 6, and […]

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Amazing Jump Roping!

May 22nd, 2009 · 14 Comments · Juggling, Spinning, Object Manipulation, Videos: Just For Fun

Ready to watch a FUN, high energy, and inspiring video?  I recently came across this “wow” of a jump roping performance team. The Firecrackers are a performance jump rope team that performs at basketball half times across the USA.  This video of their performance at the Army vs. Navy game has been going a viral!  […]

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Just Back from USTA California State Championships

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Competitions and Contests, Videos: Baton Soloists

I attended the California State Baton Twirling Championships this past weekend. This wonderful event is put on by the California Baton Council and is a USTA (United States Twirling Association) sanctioned contest that marks the culmination of the competitive season in northern California. The 2-day Championships were held in the beautiful gymnasium at Heritage High […]

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Twirler Seishi Inagaki in Cirque du Soleil’s “Zed”

May 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Videos: Baton Soloists

It’s another fantastical production from Cirque du Soleil!  And, “Zed” includes former World Champion Seishi Inagaki. Watch for Seishi Inagaki’s twirling featured at :25-1:07 in this video trailer.  He is a true favorite in the world of baton twirling and a world champion several times over. “Zed” premiered in October 2008 at the Cirque du […]

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Juggling Raspyni Brother Gets Back on the Bike for Charity

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Giving Back

As a twirler who is also fascinated with all kinds of objects tossed into the air, I’ve been involved in juggling festivals for a number of years. Barry Friedman is one half of a wonderful professional juggling act, The Raspyni Brothers. I’ve gotten to know him some and he’s a great person, a loving family […]

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Baton Twirlers in the News After Belgium Championships

May 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Twirlers In The News

Many baton twirlers have been featured in the news and in blogs since returning home from the World Baton Twirling Championships held in Belgium last month. This international baton competition was sponsored by the NBTA (National Baton Twirling Association) and here are some of the stories we found! The Modernettes from South Park, Pennsylvania brought […]

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2 Free, Quick Clicks to Help This Charity

May 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Giving Back

I am proud to have been a mentor with the DOUA (Disabled Online Users Association) since 2006. Since I’m both an online business owner and a physical therapist, this charitable organization is near and dear to my heart! You can help the DOUA win a $25,000 Social Media Makeover with 2 free, quick clicks! Please […]

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Drum Major Uses Her Baton Against Attackers

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Twirlers In The News, Marching Bands, Drum Majors, Color Guards, Drum Corps

This CNN video news clip reports how a 17-year old girl near Los Angeles defended herself against 2 muggers: She Used Her Drum Major Baton Against Attackers It’s both appalling and sad that a teenager walking to school would face this kind of threat, but she is to be applauded for such quick thinking and […]

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