Freestyle Twirling Disciplines

The World Freestyle Twirling Championship is held bi-annually on every even-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 DISCIPLINE

  • SHORT PROGRAM - a choreographed program and interpretive routine of an athlete using one baton demonstrating 8 required elements connected by accessory material to a prescribed musical selection.Short program is a component of the Freestyle Solo Discipline. The short program is  worth 25% (twenty-five per cent) of the total score.
  • FREESTYLE SOLO - a choreographed program and interpretive routine similar to the "freestyle" of figure skating in that the performer integrates blended baton skills in the modes of aerials, rolls, and contact material and body skills technique using the space allotted (performing area) for maximum effect allowing the athlete to display the technical and artistic aspects of baton twirling and body movement in a creative and entertaining performance to music of the athlete’s choosing.

 

PAIR DISCIPLINE

  • FREESTYLE PAIR - a choreographed program and interpretive routine of two athletes similar to the "Pair" of figure skating demonstrating blended baton, body, and partnering skills to music of the athletes’ choosing. The Freestyle Pair discipline is a combination of the freestyle and team concept. A pair should perform as one with the same style and ability level. These standards are in agreement with those of "freestyle" with some additional responsibilities. The most obvious are exchanges. A pair is expected to exhibit variety in the exchange work with respect to pattern, planes, levels, paths, modes, releases, catches, body work, number of batons involved (i.e. one, two) stationary or moving.  

 

GROUP DISCIPLINE

  • FREESTYLE 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 with respect to pattern, planes, levels, paths, modes, releases, catches, body work, number of batons involved,  stationary or moving executed to music of the team’s choosing.