Majorette Twirling Disciplines
The World Baton Twirling Championship is held bi-annually on every odd-numbered year and include events in the Majorette Twirling discipline.
- MAJORETTE TRADITIONAL CORPS - The emphasis for this discipline is on marching and maneuvering using any chosen style of marching. The corps must start center to the floor and should include a wide variety of shapes and formations. Only basic dance steps may be included. Unison and Uniformity are key to the event. The team may use a drum major or leader and every member of the group must use a baton. Only basic twirls are permitted (i.e. full hand material, finger-twirls, loops and swings,no releasing/tossing of the baton is permitted, no exchanges). The program is executed to music of the group’s choosing.
- MAJORETTE PARADE CORPS - A choreographed program routine should be suitable for a street parade. The emphasis is maintaining forward motion but the corps is permitted to be stationary for a maximum of 16 counts and any one time. All modes of twirling are permitted. A maximum of 2 spins is permitted. The entire corps must cross the mid court line a minimum of 2 times. Any style of marching and dancing are permitted. Banners and flags are permitted but at least 80% of the corps must use a baton. The program is executed to music of the group’s choosing.
- MAJORETTE ENTERTAINMENT CORPS - A choreographed program routine with the emphasis on entertainment. Every member must use the baton but props/equipment may be included to compliment the chosen theme of the program. Any number of props/equipment can be included. Backdrops and scenery can be included but are not mandatory. All modes of twirling are permitted. The corps has 2 min to enter the floor and 2 min to exit the floor this time includes the introduction and removal of all equipment, props/equipment, scenery and backdrops. Scenery and backdrops may not exceed 1.50 meter height. The program is executed to music of the group’s choosing.
- MAJORETTE OPEN CORPS - A choreographed program routine with the emphasis on the General Effect of the routine using any chosen style of music. A minimum of 10 corps members have to work with a baton. The corps will be judged totally on General Effect (i.e. how they perform the content, the spirit of the corps, how the quality is of the content in relation to the achieved effect.). The program is executed to music of the group’s choosing.