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A Few 3 Baton Tricks To Try

August 24th, 2011 · Juggling, Spinning, Object Manipulation, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists, Videos: How To Twirl

Are you working on 3 baton tricks? This baton twirling video is McKenna Luzynski demonstrating a few typical 3 baton juggling tricks. Give them a try!

Thank you to twirlchamp for sharing the Youtube video.

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Baton Twirling Mom Remembers Her 1966 Majorette Routine

August 23rd, 2011 · Moms (& Other Grown Ups) Who Were Twirlers, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists

How we love those baton twirling moms! Meet Tally and her spirited reenactment of the baton twirling routine that helped her win the Junior Miss Englewood crown in 1966. Once a majorette, always a majorette!

Thank you to jkirkpatrick6 for sharing the Youtube video.

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Baton Twirling Outdoors in Japan

August 22nd, 2011 · Baton Competitions and Contests, Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists

A creative baton twirling video shot outdoors and in everyday environments in Japan. This twirler is Toshimichi Sasaki.

Toshimichi Sasaki has won the Senior Mens World Baton Twirling Federation Championships multiple times. This second video is his competition performance at the 2007 World Baton Twirling Championships in Canada.

Thank you to twirlerbeat and twirlengland for sharing their Youtube videos.

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French Baton Twirling Pair Interpret Coppelia

August 21st, 2011 · Baton Competitions and Contests, Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Videos, Videos: Baton Pairs and Teams

This beautiful performance is a baton twirling interpretation from the ballet Coppélia. These talented twirlers won the Senior Pair Gold Medal at the 2001 World Baton Twirling Federation Championships in Paris, France. The baton twirlers are Sébastien Dubois and Angélique Lambert of France. The wonderful choreography was created by Jean-Michel Ruelle.

Thank you to mouseinstinct for sharing the Youtube video.

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Karrissa Wimberley’s Winning 2-Baton Performance at the 2011 International Cup

August 20th, 2011 · Baton Competitions and Contests, Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists

Another clean “no-drop” baton twirling performance from Gold Medal Champion, Karrissa Wimberley, at the recent World Baton Twirling Federation International Cup Championships. Her 2-baton routine is full of so many unique and interesting tricks. She twirls with such confidence, almost like she can’t drop!

Thank you to noslen110 for sharing the Youtube video.

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Love Letter to the Baton Twirlers of Japan

August 19th, 2011 · Baton Competitions and Contests, Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Videos

The baton twirling athletes and coaches from Japan were very missed at the recent WBTF International Cup Championships. This touching video from Jason Lee captures the sentiments and warmth that so many feel toward the Japanese baton twirling community.

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, the qualifying competition to select twirling athletes to represent Japan was not held. Japan has a long tradition of sending top contenders to international baton competitions and the country has produced numerous world champions. We are all eager for the return of twirling athletes from the Japan Sport Baton Association to the international competitive circuit in 2012.

Thank you to Jason Lee for sharing the Youtube video.

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3 Baton Twirling At It’s Best – Jennifer Marcus

August 18th, 2011 · Baton Competitions and Contests, Videos, Videos: Baton Soloists

3-Baton is one of the most thrilling competitive events at baton twirling competitions. One of the best “3 batoners” in the world today is Jennifer Marcus. She won top honors and the Gold Medal at the 2011 WBTF (World Baton Twirling Federation) International Cup Championships earlier this month. She was also awarded the 2011 USTA National Grand Championship in 3-Baton last month.

Thank you to noslen110 for sharing the Youtube video.

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University of Kentucky Twirlers Gear Up for Half-Time Shows

August 17th, 2011 · Marching Bands, Drum Majors, Color Guards, Drum Corps, Videos, Videos: Baton Pairs and Teams

Here comes football season which means college majorettes get to shine on the football field! The 2011 University of Kentucky Twirlers have been at marching band camp rehearsing for half-time performances. Here is a run through of their pre-game twirling routine. Looking good!

Thank you to JWRTwirl for sharing the Youtube video.

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Twirl Planet Has Your Fire Batons

August 16th, 2011 · Fire!, Twirling Batons and Baton Twirling Supplies

Will you be twirling fire batons this fall? Are you thinking about dazzling the crowd in the stands with your half time performance? Are you tired of always borrowing your teacher’s fire baton and it’s time to buy your very own? How about those night time parades coming up? We have you covered!

image courtesy of Graham Nathan

We have fire batons for sale all year long and find that they are a super popular purchase at this time of year. Sometimes called a flame baton, fire twirling batons come in a range of lengths from 24 inches to 32 inches. They are made in the USA by Kraskin, an established twirling baton manufacturer in business since the 1940′s. They are made in your choice of a standard 3/8″ diameter shaft or a thicker 7/16″ shaft.

Fire Twirling Baton Comes in a Variety of Lengths

Another piece of fire twirling equipment that is helpful is a metal carrying case. This durable metal cylinder extinguishes your fire baton safely and simply. It also provides a way to easily and cleanly carry your fire baton with no black smudges to your clothing or gear. Our metal cases also store a fire baton easily in the corner of your garage or in a closet. Metal baton cases come in a choice of 2 lengths.

Metal Case for Fire Baton

Visit for both fire twirling batons and cases. Ordering is a breeze and we are known for our speedy shipping!

image courtesy of KJ Holiday

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Time to Sign Up For Twirling Baton Classes

August 15th, 2011 · Baton Twirlers and Majorettes Around The World, Beginner Baton Student Information

Are you looking for baton classes? Fall is the back-to-school season and it is a popular time to enroll in baton lessons. It is the perfect time to start learning baton twirling, or to continue training after taking time off during the summer. Many baton coaches and teachers are just starting up their programs now, so you haven’t missed a thing yet!

With the help of the internet, it is quite easy to find baton twirling lessons that may be in your area. Search also for recreation departments and dance studios that offer baton classes.

Here is a sample of opportunities around the country where you can learn how to twirl baton.

Revolution Twirl Club – Sacramento, California

Twirl-M’s Baton Twirling – Walled Lake, Michigan

City Twirlers – Queens, New York

Ameri-Kids Baton and Dance Studio – Auburn, New Hampshire

Eastern Shore Twirlers – Daphne/Fairhope, Alabama

Kelly Kadet Baton Corps – Portland, Oregon

Twirling Buckeyes Baton Corps – Columbus, Ohio

Valley Baton Club – Campbell, California

Hillsborough County Twirlettes – Valrico, Florida

Are you a baton teacher or coach offering classes or lessons? Be sure to post a comment below with your program’s name, city and state, and the link to your website. We are happy to include your information in the twirling baton classes directory we are creating for the blog. Information for international twirling instruction and lessons offered abroad are also welcome!

Twirl Planet is your main source for a wide choice of kids twirling batons and batons for beginners. Be sure to visit to shop our top quality, Made in the USA twirling batons!

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