One Baton Solo Events!

Read more to learn about our solo or one-baton solo! This is one of the first events that new competition students can start with and most of our students love this event!

One Baton Solo Events

Event Description:

Solo is most commonly the event that new competition students start with because we will use the skills and tricks that they have learned and love in their recreational or competition classes.  The solo (or one-baton solo) is performed by the student with general music playing in the background.

Benefits for Students:

Students learn to combine their tricks and moves into a routine that is challenging and appropriate for their twirling level.  Students will be challenged to learn new tricks to create a well-rounded routine that includes vertical and horizontal twirls, rolls with unique bodywork and dance moves.

Time Limit:

Novice – :30 – 2:00

Beginner – 1:30 – 2:00

Intermediate – 1:50 – 2:10

Advanced – 2:20 – 2:30


Costume that is flattering to the twirler both in style and color.  Many twirlers will have sleeves or straps and/or skirts on their costumes.  Matching rhinestone earrings can add a “pop” of color and be an appropriate accessory for this routine.

Hair: Hair is typically pulled back into a ballet bun.    A matching hair piece is also recommended.

Make-up: Make-up that is flattering to student’s coloring and age is recommended.


  1. Amy Day | February 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Can you recommend a quality instructional video that demonstrates how to do a one baton solo for a novice, age 13? Also for a basic strut? My daughter has recently gone independent after twirling for seven years with a team, and during that time neither of us heard of these two types of routines that are required for competing in grand champion. So, we have no idea what to do. Thank you!

    • admin | April 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

      HI Amy – We have two options for you. We do “virtual” lessons for our students that are not near one of our locations or we have instructional DVDs. Feel free to email me at and we can talk about the best option for you!


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