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.
The solo discipline is a stationary one-baton discipline performed to standard music incorporating the 3 twirl modes of aerials, rolls, and contact/connecting material.
The primary focus of the solo discipline is the representation of the 3 twirl modes, integrated and executed in various planes, patterns and directions with ambidexterity, varied body work enhancements, and an emphasis on continuity, consistency and flow. Difficulty/demand is created through speed, follow through, intricacy, timing and inherent depth of each of the 3 modes represented.
The skills presented in the solo discipline should be seamless in connection and demonstrate an effortless degree of continuity and flow. Skill and quality of execution through smooth and seamless transitions determine the overall degree of excellence and successful mastery of the program in proportion to the inherent depth of skills presented.
Speed relates to the rate of revolution of the baton in coordination with the motion of the body during the performance. Control and consistency throughout the performance indicates the athlete’s authority in regulating the speed and handling of the baton. Revolutions and speed control for the duration of the performance is reflective of the proficiency achievement of the athlete. Rate of revolutions and overall control of the speed is an important indication of the athlete’s proficiency achievement.
Presentation qualities of the solo discipline exist in the detailing of facial communication, eye contact, body expressiveness, performance energy, confidence, and a total commitment by the athlete to the program’s effectiveness.