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.
The Duet discipline is the simultaneous twirling of two athletes utilizing the 3 twirl modes with the addition of exchanges, multiple baton, interrelated choreography and an interdependent approach, all performed to standard music.
The primary focus of the Duet discipline is the execution of the 3 twirl modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material with the added demands associated with the team discipline including exchanges, multiple baton work, movement, synchronicity, layered elements, all in partnership and interdependent on each other. The program will be seamless in connection and the athletes will demonstrate an equal and compatible skill set. Working together to convey one unified concept is key.
The skills presented in the Duet discipline should demonstrate a priority of proper body and baton technique and reflect the idea of “two twirling as one” both in synchronicity and multi-textured disciplines within the choreography. Although the Duet discipline is not a musically interpretive discipline per say, it is, however, a program that demonstrates timing, rhythm, uniformity, coordination and unison, all inherent within the choreography and skill set of the athletes. The 3 twirl modes, along with exchanges, are seamlessly connected with the interdependence of correct technique, proper staging to best showcase the skills, and fluid movement in transitions. Expressively, the duet will utilize the elements of facial communication, both with the audience/judges and appropriately with each other, body details that enhance the aesthetics of the work, and a confident aura over the performance.