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LEARN SOME BASIC BATON TWIRLS

Salute

Hold tip down in r.h.-Reverse (loop tip up & behind back)-Bring tip up & over to left shoulder for 2 counts

Attention

Hold ball in r.h.-Let baton rest on rt arm-Hands on hips-Feet together

Basic Strut

Start w/ r.h. and left foot- Straight arms-Pointed toes-Turn corners on outside foot

Figure-8

Loop baton on both sides of body-Arm straight in front of body-Free hand on hip-Feet together

Flat Twirl

Baton spins flat to the left & around-Free hand on hip-Feet together

Flat Toss

Baton in l.h. spins flat to the left & around-Release baton with left palm up and arm bent-Catch in r.h.

Flutter-Pass-Reverse-Over

"Flutter:" Baton out to rt side in r.h.-Ball up to the sky-Loop tip to your nose and around

"Pass:" Pass baton to l.h. palms down-Arms straight in front of legs

"Reverse:" Baton out to left side in l.h.-Tip loops up and on the back of your arm

"Over:" Pass baton to r.h.-Arms straight over head

Front Windmill

Baton in r.h. points to the left w/ ball-Loop baton "up and down your belly"

Swing baton up over head to the rt side-Loop ball behind rt arm, in front of rt arm

Thumb Toss

Feet together-Baton in r.h. in front of belly-Ball points to the left-"Ball up, tip up, over thumb, & toss"

Spinner

Rt toe points front-Thumb toss-Push with rt foot to spin to the left-Catch baton in r.h.

Fingers

Baton in r.h. on the rt side of body-Palm stays up, go down index & middle finger, lock, turn palm over

Put baton over to left side of body-Turn palm up, go back between the 2 fingers-L.h. on hip

Flat Fingers

Feet together-Baton in r.h.-Fingers point down to the ground-Down index & middle finger, lock-

"Scrape the bowl"-Put baton over head with straight arm-Back the 2 fingers-L.h. on hip

Elbow Roll

Baton in r.h.-Left arm bent into middle of chest-Swing baton under left arm onto left elbow-Grab w/ r.h.

Wrist Roll

Baton in r.h.-Left arm straight ahead of body-Swing baton under l.h. onto left wrist-Grab w/ r.h.-Feet tog.


Sample Solo:



Entrance: Attention - Up in a V - Attention - Basic strut forward to judge - Spin left (baton under chin) -

Tip points down in r.h. - REVERSE AND SALUTE-1-2

First Section: Front swing - Neck wrap - Pass over head to r.h. - Flutter on toes - Thumb toss - Flutter- pass (left foot)-reverse-over - Figure 8 (side step rt) - Front hand change - Lunge rt - Pass baton between legs to r.h. - Flutter-pass (rt foot)-reverse-over - Figure 8 (side step left) - Front hand change - Lunge left - Pass baton between legs to r.h. - Front windmill - Thumb toss catch l.h. - Arabesque leap left (kick rt-baton in l.h. "back stroke"-r.h. pushes out to left) - Pass behind back to r.h.

Fingers: Down-2-lock (lunge rt) - Back-2-fingers (slide rt foot back to left) - Down-2-lock - (lunge rt) - Back-2-fingers (slide rt foot back to left) - Wrist pass to l.h. - Down-2-3-4 in l.h. - Switch ends - Pop catch l.h. - Turn left to the back - L.h. thumb toss catch r.h. - Turn left to the front

Rolls: Arm circle - Wrist roll with kick to the back - Elbow roll - Turn to the back - Repeat arm circle - Wrist roll with kick to the back - Elbow roll - Turn to the front - Neck wrap - Whip in l.h. onto rt elbow roll catch l.h. - Leg wrap - Front windmill - Face rt. - Roll over rt wrist - Shoulder up around (spin left)

Flats: Flat twirl in r.h. - Side step right - Dip and up - Side step left - Dip and up - Piquer turn left with pass to l.h. arms straight in front of body - Flat in l.h. - Flat toss to r.h. - Flat fingers: Down-2- "Scrape the bowl" - Over head - Back-2-fingers - Down-2- "Scrape the bowl" - Over head - Back- 2-fingers - Pass to l.h. - Down-2-3-4-into your l.h. - Flat toss with leap catch r.h. - Lunge left (baton to left hip) - Lunge rt (baton to rt hip) - Spin left to the front (baton under chin)

Last Section: Front swing - Back swing - Back scratcher - Shoulder pass - Illusion (pass baton to r.h. between legs) - Flutter - Thumb toss catch l.h. - Arabesque leap to left ("Back stroke" with baton in l.h.-r.h. pushes straight out to the left) - Pass over head to r.h. - Airplane turn - Figure 8 with 4 toe touches - Front windmill - Spinner - Tip down to the ground - Piquer turn left (baton under chin) - Reverse-Salute-1-2

Exit: Slide baton down to the end - Attention - Turn to the back - March back to starting point - Turn front - Up in a V - Attention


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