Hello future readers!
Every Thursday after school I have Baton Club practice along with my friends Susan and Raychel. I guess this year Jennifer and Robyn decided to do other things, 'cos they didn't want to be in the Baton Club this year. I had an automatic spot, since I've was in the club last year (and part of the year before), but Susan and Raychel are new. While Raychel caught on quickly, it took Susan a while to be able to twirl the baton without dropping it when she walked, but she's super at it now. We practice in the school auditorium from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Mrs. Taylor says we should wear jeans and sneakers to practice, so we'll be able to move comfortably. I remember when Sunny tried out when Baton Club first started, she stumbled a lot because she wore platforms. Platforms really look groovy, but they're not the best shoes to practice in. We were doing routines to "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire, and "Jive Talkin'" by The Bee Gees. I love those songs! I have a 45 of "Shining Star" and Raychel has The Bee Gees album, so sometimes we get together and practice at each other's houses.
It's a lot of work dancing and twirling, moving together and remembering all the steps. There are 3 basic styles of twirling we use; the basic twirl, the figure 8, and the double handed twirl. We don't throw them up in the air or anything, 'cos that's for marching bands. Besides, I don't think any of us could catch them anyway! *giggle*
I really love being in Baton Club! It's so much fun, and my mom says it's good exercise, and it helps my coordination (wow, that's one of my vocabulary words this week!). Do people still twirl in the future? Are there still Baton Clubs in schools? Or maybe twirling in Marching Bands? I hope so. I would want everybody to have as much fun as I have every Thursday after school.
Until next time future readers,