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Baton Twirling is an individual sport where social distancing is used at all times. Baton twirling is an excellent way of developing hand-eye coordination, rhythm, timing, endurance, self-discipline, and overall total body coordination. Classes involve all aspects of baton twirling from fundamental tricks to advanced competitive combinations. Experienced twirlers have the opportunity to join competitive teams. Baton Twirling is a sport that brings so many positives to our lives such as physical fitness, flexibility, friendship and so much more.  

Tiny Tots - Classes are 30-minutes long for ages 4-5 years old and a great way for your kids to learn basic twirling skills, play games and most importantly have fun.  This program may be held outside on the common in good weather otherwise it will run inside Old Town Hall on the back side of the common.
A Baton is needed and can be purchased from the instructor for a fee of $25.00


Intro to Twirling -
Classes are 45-minutes long for ages 6 & up.  You will learn to spin, twirl and toss incorporating games in these exciting classes. Introduction to baton twirling will help children to develop eye hand coordination and learn tricks.   
A Baton is needed and can be purchased from the instructor for a fee of $25.00


Competitive Twirlers -
This program is for advanced twirlers who will continue to learn tricks and strengthen their skills.  Competitive Team twirlers will be assigned a scheduled time for group lessons.



Tuesday evenings:

4:30-5:00 Tiny Tots
5:00-5:45 Intro Class 
5:45-6:30 Level II Intro - having previously
 twirled in intro, ages 5 & up
6:30-7:15 Juvenile Team
7:15-8:00 Senior Team


Solo Twirlers
Experienced baton twirlers who are interested in additional half hour individual lessons will be scheduled for solo classes on Sunday mornings.  The instructor will contact you with a specific time.


At various levels of twirling, there is additional opportunity to perform and compete.


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Staff
  • Kristi -Ochs, Coach of the Belchertown Twirlers is a state, regional and national twirling champion. Kristi was the featured twirler not only at Belchertown High School, but also at the University of Akron in Ohio.
  • She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and is currently a preschool teacher at Head Start.
  • Kristi coaches the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Twirlers and was recently inducted into the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Hall of Fame.

Registration Deadline
  • 5 days prior to the start of the program
  • A $10.00 late fee applies to all registrations after the deadline

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Baton, Intro 
6 and up N/A Tu  09/28/2021 - 11/09/2021
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Old Town Hall
$52.00 Res, $57.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
 
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Baton, Solo 
6 and up N/A Su  09/12/2021 - 10/31/2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Old Town Hall
$120.00 Res, $120.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Baton, Solo 
6 and up N/A Su  11/07/2021 - 12/12/2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Old Town Hall
$120.00 Res, $120.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
 
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Baton - Tiny Tots 
4 - 5 N/A Tu  09/28/2021 - 11/09/2021
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Old Town Hall
$52.00 Res, $57.00 Non-Res
7 seat(s) available
 
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Baton - Juvenile 
6 and up N/A Tu  09/07/2021 - 12/21/2021
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Old Town Hall
$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
16 seat(s) available
 
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Baton - Level II Intro 
5 and up N/A Tu  09/07/2021 - 12/21/2021
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Old Town Hall
$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
13 seat(s) available
 
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Baton - Senior 
6 and up N/A Tu  09/07/2021 - 12/21/2021
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Old Town Hall
$100.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
15 seat(s) available
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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