All baton twirling coaches, athletes, parents and other twirling enthusiasts are cordially invited to iTwirl15, a first of its kind educational expo that will be held October 10-11, 2015 in Bowie, Maryland.
“This is one of the most exciting things to happen in the sport of baton twirling in many years,” said John Chamberlain, president of the United States Twirling Association (USTA), which is sponsoring the event. “iTwirl15 will excite you, inspire you and provide you with a wealth of ideas, information, tips and techniques that will empower you to take your twirling to the next level.
“It will also give us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, share ideas and help grow the sport of baton twirling,” Chamberlain added.
iTwirl15 is open to coaches and twirlers at all levels and from all twirling organizations. It will feature a wide variety of classes taught by renowned experts from the U.S. and guest instructor Toshimichi Sasaki from Japan.
Coaches, athletes and parents can register for the full weekend or single day sessions. Just use the iTwirl15 registration link to register now!
Please note, paper registration forms must be received by October 1.
There are never enough educational opportunities in the sport of baton twirling, especially for the twirling coach and judge,” said Kathy Forsythe, iTwirls15 director. “We want to know how to teach that new roll successfully, create innovative flip series, and choreograph with a flare. iTwirl15 will enable twirling professionals to better their coaching skills and stay on the cutting edge. This headline event will energize and inspire coaches and athletes as the 2016 twirling season begins.”
There will be classes for coaches who work with recreational and competitive twirlers, a session on the best way to teach rolls to help athletes become successful rollers, classes focusing on choreography and compelling routine construction, how to use technology as a coaching aid and a special session on how to use social media and other methods to grow your baton twirling business.
There will be classes for all levels of twirlers on all modes of twirling; aerials, rolls and contact material, as well as classes on multiple batons, and baton and body/dance combinations.
Parents will enjoy sessions focused on how to best support their competitive athlete as well as how to help their twirler prepare for the college audition process.
iTwirl15 will be held Columbus Day weekend, October 10-11, 2015, at the Bowie Municipal Gymnasium, located at 4100 Northview Drive in Bowie, Maryland, about 15 minutes from Baltimore’s BWI Airport. Watch for registration info coming soon! See hotel info below.