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Archive for May, 2020

Measuring Your Baton

Just like a golf club or field hockey stick, your baton needs to be properly sized. Whether itís for a competition or youíre practicing your basics, the right sizes baton can make all the difference. To find your correct measurements, you need to measure both your arm span and height. First, have the baton twirler stand straight with the arms out and parallel to the floor. Then, using a tape measure, measure from the base of the neck, above the shoulder, to the end of the middle finger. If your measurement is not a round number, round up. At Starline Baton, we offer batons in lengths from 14 to 32 inches. If youíre looking to buy a baton as a surprise, you can make a good guess on what size to buy based on the baton twirlerís age: Ages 1 to 4: 18 inches Ages 5 to 7: 20 inches Ages 8 to 10: 22 inches Ages 11 to 12: 24 inches Ages 13 and 14: 26 inches Ages 15 and up: 28 inches At Starline Baton, we offer easy returns. To learn more about our products, visit our website or giv

Posted: 5/20/2020

Conquering Stage Fright

When youíre ten minutes from stepping into the spotlight, you want to feel strong, confident, and ready. But no matter how well-rehearsed any of us are, we all deal with stage fright. Itís fairly common to experience anxiety before a big show. But luckily, stage fright is easy to overcome! Practice makes perfect: Rehearse! Sometimes it is as simple as a little practice. If you know the routine inside and out, you donít need to worry about forgetting it in the moment. Be sure to attend any scheduled rehearsals and continue to practice at home. Once the spotlight is on you, youíll be confident you know your moves! Imagine the show: Imagining what the show will be like can help calm your nerves. If youíre feeling anxious, simply close your eyes and picture the music, the stage, your routine, and, most importantly, the cheering audience! Imagine yourself flawlessly executing your routine. When it comes time for the real thing, youíll be ready. Improvise: Letís get real ó everyone

Posted: 5/6/2020

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