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Archive for February, 2020

Why You Should Film Your Routines

Perfecting a routine takes time, practice, dedication, and sometimes a second set of eyes. Unfortunately, you don’t always have someone else around to watch your routines and pick out the spots that need improvement. Filming your practices and performances lets you be your own reviewer. This guarantees that you nail each part of your choreography, and helps you understand what your audience feels while you are performing. No one knows your routine better than you, and being able to step back and view your performance from an audience perspective lets you see your routine in a whole new light. Since you have been working to perfect your moves, it will be easier for you to pick out problem spots and notice areas of your program that don’t flow together. Watching your routines will also build confidence in the movements that are already working well. But, baton twirling is not only about what movements you get right. Your performance is also about what emotions your audience feels. By

Posted: 2/19/2020

How Baton Twirling Makes You Powerful

You’re not like the rest of your classmates — you wake up early every morning and practice, practice, practice. You go to school and all you can think about is how you need to nail that specific move during practice. Understandably, being a baton twirler isn't easy, but it does make you stronger. Research shows that baton twirling helps you develop better self-confidence, positive self-esteem, goal-setting skills, and time management skills that you otherwise wouldn’t have learned. Others might just see you as someone just throwing a stick into the air, but we both know there's more to it than that. But How Does It Make Me Powerful? Being a twirler requires you to be strong, not only physically but mentally. While you are throwing your baton in the air, you are also required to perform artistic gymnastic choreography and still be able to catch the baton with perfect timing. This ability to perform under stressful situations and multitask so efficiently shows the power that

Posted: 2/5/2020

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