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Archive for September, 2018

What Baton Is Right for Me?

There is nothing more essential to a baton twirlerís performance than the baton itself. When it comes time to pick the baton youíll be using, itís important to know the differences between the different styles of baton. First, is baton thickness. For the most part, youíll have two options: ⅜ inch and 7/16 inch. The 7/16 inch shaft is the thickest shaft, but youíll find more twirlers opting for the ⅜ inch shaft. Next, you need to measure for the correct baton length! There are two different ways to do this. You can either measure from the neck, meaning youíll lay a yard stick on top of the arm with the ď0Ē inches end against the bottom of your neck. The correct baton length will be wherever the yard stick hits your middle finger. You can also measure from under the arm: place the ď0Ē inches end of a yardstick against your armpit. The correct length will be where the yardstick hits your longest fingertip. Finally, you get to decide between the different features! There are fl

Posted: 9/20/2018

Auditioning for Color Guard

Youíre sitting in the stands of a high school football game. The halftime show begins, the music starts to swell, and out marches the color guard team. Youíre caught up in the choreography, the colors, and the visual artistry of it all. You suddenly know that you want to join the color guard team, but you donít know where to start. There are first a few questions you need to ask yourself: Do you enjoy dancing? Do you enjoy long practices, dedicating your time to a sport, and being a part of a team? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then color guard might be for you! The next step is to go to auditions. Donít worry if you donít know the basics of the flag; part of the audition process is spending time to teach you the basics of flag work and a short dance routine. The audition process is typically a few days, so make sure to spend time practicing outside of the auditions. When it comes down to the actual audition, this shows that you truly care about being a part of the t

Posted: 9/6/2018

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