You’ve probably heard about baton twirlers or majorettes and you may have even seen a few twirlers in a parade or at a community event but did you know that this sport has many benefits that make it unique? Check out these 4 skills that you won’t learn in other sports.
- Through their training, twirlers become fantastic at being interviewed. The ability to be able to be interviewed and speak confidently, clearly and with thoughtful answers is a skill that twirlers hone over many years. This skill helps them to be excellent at job interviews which can help them “land” that big job in their future.
- Twirlers learn hand-eye coordination that would make other super star athletes jealous! Twirlers can place a baton within millimeters of their head, catch the baton with their left hand while doing the splits. The precision, timing and athleticism that is learned will serve twirlers well for the remainder of their lives.
- Twirlers receive opportunities to perform in a unique venues. Twirlers from our studio have performed at the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, the Outback Bowl and soon on a cruise! Personally, I twirled at both Disneyland and Disneyworld, on a cruise and in several professional football stadiums.
- Twirlers have amazing opportunities to become involved in their high school and colleges as part of their college twirling line or as a feature twirler. Ask any twirler and the most amazing experience of their career is taking the field to perform for 50,000 screaming fans in support of the school that all of you love! Collegiate twirling is possible for many, many twirlers with hard work, determination and dedication.
Next time, you are thinking about an activity for your kids, think about baton twirling. It may open doors that you never thought possible!
Dance-Twirl Minnesota has recreational and competition baton twirling classes starting in September.