Monday, August 8, 2016

8/8/16: Give Baton Twirling a Try with the Suburbanettes

We are in August and it is time to think about fun activities for the kids come September.  I love having my kids try lots of new things to see what they like best.  If you have never thought about your child trying out baton twirling you really should!  The Suburbanettes Twirl Team who are MA State and Northeast Regional Champions!
This year they have a new 6 Week Trial Class which is a great way for new students to try out the sport of baton twirling.  Students will learn basic twirls and are invited to march in a parade with the team.  This is a 45 minute once a week class in the studio in Chelmsford, MA.  You can then chose to continue and can be placed in a class.
Here is our team with Pat Patriot at the Chelmsford July 4th Parade.
The nice thing about baton twirling is you can start at any age.  Lauren started at the age of 3 however there are many other twirlers that have started much later.  I twirled with girls on the Majorette Team in my high school that started in High School.  It is so satisfying learning to do tricks and she has even performed in her school Talent Show twirling baton.
She was so cute at her first lesson!
The kids learn to be team players and have good sportsmanship and support each other.  You can also read my blog post on 10 Highlights of Baton Twirling to learn about some other benefits of baton twirling.
Kids have the option of competing if they really love twirling.  Lauren does love to twirl and has competed in many competitions and won many titles including MA Pageant Winner two years in a row.  Lauren now takes three 45 minute team classes and has a solo lesson for 30 minutes a week.  You can see highlights of Lauren's baton twirling career here.
But more than the shows, parades, and competitions are the friends that you make.  I made so many friends when I twirled and Lauren is forging the same close friendships I did.
She is always being silly with her friends and having a good time. 
Plus they have lot of fun outside of twirling too.
 Here they are at a team pool party.
 During the holidays they have a party where they go out shopping for children who are less fortunate.  Such a wonderful way to give back to the community.
 The Suburbanettes Twirl Team also won the 2016 Major Margie Gilbert Award for Dedication to Twirling and they also won the 2016 Linda Lanni Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Sportsmanship!

Lauren has had the most supportive Coaches!
Be challenged and have fun!
Give it a try and come twirl with us!  As my Mom always said you won't know if you like it unless you try it!
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Disclosure:  I was provided with a free month of Lauren's tuition in exchange for this promotional post.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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