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Twirling to the top!

8 Week Program


 Throughout the season we offer the opportunity for participants to try baton without committing to the full season. These sessions are 8 weeks in length.   All ages are welcomed!


Details about class dates/times and locations here!


Twirling Tots


Twirling tots is designed for the young dancer who is between the ages of 3-5 years of age and ready for a challenge!  This 45 minute class combines the high energy of Jazz dance, the gracefulness of Ballet, the challenges of Acro and the hand-eye coordination of Baton Twirling.  Fun and creativity play a big part in this class but now the focus is on increasing flexibility, body awareness and musicality.  This 8 week session class provides an excellent foundation for further training in all areas of dance, acrobatics and baton twirling.         

Class date/time and location here!

NEW in 2020/21:  Beginner Baton!

This program is a great option for those twirlers who have tried our Baton 8 week "Try It" session and want to continue to build on their new skills without the commitment of group or competition or who just want a year long recreational class. Classes runs from September until the end of May and culminate at our Year End Recital at the beginning of June.  
Classes TBA

Pre-Competitive Beginner Programs:

        *Pre-Comp 1 (ages 5-7)

        *Pre-Comp 2 (ages 8 and up)

         *age groups may be combined if necessary

Our pre-competitive programs are an excellent introduction to the sport of twirling. In these 1 hr/wk programs participants will learn Individual Pre-events such as Basic March, Forward Motion, Pre-Solo, and Pre-Medley and participate in a Group Dance Twirl.  The athletes will also start their training on CBTF Badge skills.  The athletes will have the opportunity to compete in both Group and Individual events at 2-3 local competitions.  Badge testing is optional and held periodically throughout the year outside of class time at an additional cost.  

                            Season runs from September until the Recital at the beginning of June.

Pre-Competitive 3 and 4* Programs 

(Coaches recommendation required)

*NEW in 2020/21!


These programs offers a bridge to competitive baton at a reduced commitment level and build on the skills learned in the pre-competitive 1 and 2 programs.  Pre-Comp 3 includes 1hr/week and Pre-Comp 4 includes 2hrs/week instruction.  Included in the baton schedule will be Group and Individual Pre Events (basic march, forward motion, pre-medley, pre-solo dance twirl) and mini solo.  Athletes will continue to work on the CBTF Badge skills.  The athletes will compete at 2-3 local competitions.  Badge testing is optional and held periodically throughout the year outside of class time at an additional cost.  Season runs from September until the Recital at the beginning of June.

Competitive C  Program

(Coaches recommendation required)

3hrs/week


We are pleased to offer this 10 month program that is an introduction to the competitive stream of baton. Athletes will build on the skills learned in the pre-competitive program while working on their Dance Twirl Team!  Athletes will continue to work on the CBTF Badge skills.  Included in the baton schedule will be Solo, 2 Baton, Medley and Group.   Solo Dance Twirl and Duet events will be optional and billed separately through private instruction.  Additional training such as Rolls and Compulsories can be found through our optional programs.  Participation is mandatory to all club voted competitions (2-3 local and 3-4 out of town competitions).  Athletes will be prepared for competitions at the provincial level and those eligible will take part in the national level events as well.  It is also mandatory for all athletes to participate in their respective Group Dance Twirl Group.   Classes are one hour on a weeknight and two hours on Saturday and are held in the Genesis Place Gym.   Badge testing is encouraged and held periodically throughout the year outside of class at an additional cost.  Season runs from September until the Recital at the beginning of June. (unless attending Nationals the first week of July)

Competitive B Program 

(Coaches recommendation required)

5+hrs/week


We are pleased to offer this 10 month program in our competitive stream of baton. Athletes will build on the skills learned in the Competitive C program while working on their Dance Twirl Team!  Athletes will continue to work on the CBTF Badge skills.  Included in the baton schedule will be Solo, 2 Baton, 3 Baton, Medley and a Group(s).   Solo Dance Twirl, Duet, Freestyle, Pair, Short Program and any IC events will be optional and billed separately through private instruction.  Additional training such as Rolls and Compulsories can be found through our optional programs.  Participation is mandatory to all club voted competitions (2-3 local and 3-4 out of town competitions).  Athletes will be prepared for competitions at the provincial level and those eligible will take part in the national level events as well.  It is also mandatory for all athletes to participate in their respective Group Dance Twirl Group.   Classes are held on a weeknight and Saturdays (one hour of conditioning is included) and are held in the Genesis Place Gym.   Badge testing is encouraged and held periodically throughout the year outside of class at an additional cost.  Season runs from September until the Recital at the beginning of June. (unless attending Nationals the first week of July)

Competitive A/BA Program

(Coaches recommendation required)

5+hrs/week


For athletes with aspirations to compete on the international stage, we offer the A/BA Level program. This level includes elite athletes who represent Alberta and Canada at high level competitions. Athletes are advanced into this program once they move up to A/BA Level in their Solo or Freestyle routine.  Included in the baton schedule will be Solo, 2 Baton, 3 Baton, Medley and Group (although it is highly recommended to have routines stylized outside of class time).  Solo Dance Twirl, Duet, Freestyle, Pair, Short Program and any IC events will be optional and billed separately through private instruction.   Additional training such as Rolls and Compulsories can be found through our optional programs.  Athletes will be prepared for competitions at the provincial level and those eligible will take part in national level events as well.  Participation is mandatory to all club voted competitions (2-3 local and 3-4 our of town competitions) as is participation in their respective Group Dance Twirl Group unless express approval is granted from the Board and Coach.   A Level athletes train one weeknight and Saturdays at Genesis Place.   Badge testing is mandatory and held periodically throughout the year outside of class at an additional cost.  Season runs from September until the first week of July.

Come and see us Saturdays at the

Genesis Place Gym

from11 am - 4 pm!

Dance Attire for all classes:

Black body suite ( any style ), beige tights, black shorts or leggings. No baggy shirts or pants.


Items above can be purchased at East Side Sports or Attitude Dance Wear in Airdrie


Hair for all Classes:

Must be up and off the face in a ponytail, bun etc and secured tightly.







Extra Training and Optional Classes:


NEW in 2020/21!:

ACRO and DANCE Classes

Because Acrobatic Arts and Dance are so important to a Baton athlete's development, Beginner, Inter/Advanced Acro classes as well as Beginner and Inter/Advanced Dance classes (combination of Jazz and Ballet) have been added to the ASHT schedule.  These classes are optional but unlike classes at a dance studio, they will not be included in a recital and so there will be no costume requirement for these classes.



CBTF Badge Program

At the recommendation of your baton twirling coach - you can earn your next Baton Badge!  Testing is run as needed during the year.


Private Lessons

Available upon request


Extra Sunday Training

Optional Extra Training Program for Competitive Athletes B and up

This special baton twirling program is designed to support those athletes whose goals include competing at the International Level in one or more of the following events: freestyle, pair, artistic twirl and artistic pair.  Each year, support will be given to those athletes competing in the events corresponding with that competition year:  Worlds year - freestyle and pair; IC year - artistic twirl and artistic pair.  Training will take place on 20 Sundays throughout the season.  See Calendar for dates.