British Baton Twirling Sports Association Region One is made up of club's from Kent, Essex, Sussex and Hampshire
Our Club's are
Margate Jetsetters from Margate
Thurrock Bellettes Baton Twirling Team from Thurrock
Island Allstars from Isle of Sheppey
Artistic Twirlers from Sittingbourne
M B Twirlstars from Southampton
Stix Twirling Academy from Portsmouth
Shining Stars Twirling Academy from Newton Abbott
Twirl Versity from Portsmouth
Avian Dance School from Norfolk
If you require information on any of our Clubs or you are a Club and would like to join our Region then please get in touch on our contact page.
Make sure you know who your Club Leader and Coach are and ensure that are members of the BBTSA.
Your Club Leader and Coach both have to obtain a DBS check which means that your child will be safe with these two people. Anyone helping within the Club must also have been DBS checked as well.
Your membership of a Club covers you for insurance purposes, administration and provides you with an identity card which allows you to compete in the various competitions, attend training seminars and also take exams in the form of grades.
Our sport is unique and quite addictive, and I am sure it will get under your skin before you know it!
We are a very friendly Region and we have loads to offer which will ensure that you have a very bright twirling future ahead of you.
We look forward to welcoming you
Twirling a baton is a complex and demanding competitive sport.
It is a sport for girls and boys, women and men. The athletes main instrument is a balanced steel baton, which is manipulated from hand to hand to spin continuously. The speed and control of the baton's revolution depends upon the athletes skill level. Years of training are required to master the sport.
The sport of baton twirling is complex because technique of the twirling baton and the movements of body are given equal credit.
The major modes of baton twirling are aerials, contact material and rolls. Aerials comprise tossing and catching the baton in stationary and travel positions. Contact material, the second mode, is composed of twirling near and around the body in the horizontal and vertical patterns in either forward or reverse direction. Rolls are elements that require the baton to twirl over a body part like the neck, arms and elbows without any hand contact
The variety of baton twirling material is further combined with body movements including dance, gymnastics and musical interpretation. The choreography of baton and body is set to a musical selection. This makes baton twirling an interesting and exciting sport to perform ans watch.
Baton twirling is a physically and mentally challenging sport because of the physical stamina required to perform a routine, the grace and entertainment value needed when competing, the ability to concentrate and to achieve perfect musical timing and co-ordination of the twirling baton with the baton movements. When all these many factors are mastered, baton twirling is an awesome, thrilling, creative and phenomenal sport to behold.