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.
The Twirling Team discipline is a group of athletes performing a unified, rhythmic and timing-based program showcasing the three twirl modes and exchanges to a prescribed standard musical selection (presently “Gloria”).
a. Variety and Difficulty of the 3 twirl modes both stationary and traveling executed by all members equally. b. Exchanges, form changes, and multiple baton work integrated and executed interdependently. c. Unity of style and execution of all members is paramount.
The skills presented in the twirling team discipline should be seamless in connection, demonstrating a priority of proper body and baton technique and reflecting the 3 twirl modes in concept.
The base of skills within the choreography should be rhythmic and conform to the timing considerations of the music. The program has an emphasis on musical timing and not interpretation as an Artistic Team or Freestyle Team would. Trained and unified baton skills with complimentary bodywork are paramount.
The Twirling Team should appear to twirl and move as “one” which stems from trained baton, body, and teamwork skills.
The Twirling Team routine will be choreographically paced with impact moments, highs and lows, contrasts of dynamic performance qualities, interrelationship, interaction and expression that yields quality handling and depth of baton skills that has an aesthetic result in performance.