Baton Twirling Disciplines

The World Baton Twirling Championship is held bi-annually on every odd-numbered year. A wide variety of events are included, involving disciplines designed for an individual twirler, two twirlers together, or a group of twirlers.

 

INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINES

  • SOLO - a choreographed program routine using one baton in a non-musically-interpretive exercise demonstrating achieved skills within the modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material in combination with stationary complex bodywork that is executed to a standard and timed piece of music.
  • TWO-BATON - a choreographed program routine using two batons in a non-musically-interpretive exercise demonstrating the intricacy and interrelationship of two batons within the modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material in combination with stationary complex bodywork that is executed to a standard and timed piece of music.
  • THREE-BATON - a choreographed program routine using three batons in a non-musically-interpretive exercise demonstrating juggling, intricacy and interrelationship of three batons within the modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material in combination with stationary complex bodywork that is executed to a standard and timed piece of music.
  • ARTISTIC TWIRL - a choreographed and interpretive program routine using one baton to demonstrate blended baton and body skills that is executed to a standard prescribed musical selection.
  • X-STRUT - a choreographed program routine for a female athlete using one baton in a rhythmically timed exercise in an “X” pattern demonstrating various forms of movement and basic marching with complimentary baton usage that is executed to a standard piece of music.

 

PAIR DISCIPLINES

  • DUET - a choreographed program routine of two athletes using one baton each in a non-musically-interpretive exercise demonstrating achieved skills of individual and dual-interrelationship skills of the modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material in combination with stationary complex bodywork that is executed to a standard piece of music.
  • ARTISTIC PAIR - a choreographed and interpretive routine of two athletes using one baton each to demonstrate blended baton, body, and partnering skills in combination with stationary and traveling complex bodywork executed to a standard prescribed musical selection.

 

GROUP DISCIPLINES

  • TWIRLING TEAM - a choreographed program and rhythmically timed routine with a maximum of eight athletes all using one baton each to demonstrate blended baton, body, and team skills executed to a standard prescribed musical selection.
  • ARTISTIC TEAM - a choreographed program and musically interpretive routine with a maximum of eight athletes all using one baton each to demonstrate baton, body, and group skills of synchronic twirling and interactive elements blended together with both stationary and traveling complex body movements, along with exchanges executed to music of the team’s choosing.
  • ARTISTIC GROUP - a choreographed program and musically interpretive routine of twelve or more athletes all using one baton each to demonstrate baton, body, and group skills of synchronic twirling and interactive elements blended together with both stationary and traveling complex body movements, along with exchanges executed to music of the group’s choosing. Content restrictions on both baton & body skills are required.  The emphasis is on total precision and perfection.
  • TWIRLING CORPS - a choreographed program and musically interpretive routine of twelve or more athletes all using one baton each to demonstrate baton, body, and group skills of synchronic twirling and interactive elements blended together with both stationary and traveling complex body movements, along with exchanges executed to music of the group’s choosing.

         

        For a more full description of each discipline, download the Concept Summaries: 

        https://www.ibtf-batontwirling.org/concept-summaries-all-ibtf-baton-twirling-disciplines 

 

 

 

 

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