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To purchase this video with the 12 Days of Christmas discount: Learning the 3-Baton Essentials - PRANCER15

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To purchase this video with the 12 Days of Christmas discount: Focusing on Body Combinations - DASHER13

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The Two-baton routine should include a variety of skills and should be constructed with logical transitions, patterns and directional changes. In this video, Two-baton expert and educator, Kathy Forsythe, explains it all and will set you on your way to success!

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Making a Two-Baton Athlete... A good Solo twirler who picks up a 2nd baton will not necessarily become a skilled two-baton twirler.  A well trained two-baton athlete can TWIRL two batons rather than just executing isolated two-baton tricks.  In addition to the skills learned in solo, the two-baton twirler must learn correct timing and integration of BOTH batons.

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A series of “3” FOR 3-BATON from the ULTIMATE “AUTHOR” of multiple-baton herself: GINNETTE GROOME! Each video in the series is one that you will reference over and over!

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Save the 2021 Dates!

The newly reformatted workshop will be divided into 3 sections to accommodate online learning.   Each section will be offered twice to help all interested people find a date that is suitable for their schedule.  

 SHORT PROGRAM SECTION – OPTION # 1  

  • Friday, February 12 - Saturday, February 13  (date will depending on your time zone)

       Intro to Short Program (approx. 1 ½ hours in length             

December 4 & 5, 2020 – Webinar for Athletes and Coaches – Sandi Rios & Xavier Papin

Topic of Webinar 4 is "It's all in the Details, Short Program"

Plan now to learn more about the important discipline that leads to success in the Freestyle Solo competition. 

DATE & TIME OPTION #1:  Register Here:   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BkiPGgfFTVOVimQNjDMPDALocation Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset

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In this video, “The Making of a Champion”, we get an inside look, up close and personal, of the training techniques that have consistently catapulted her students into Gold Medal Elite status. Here, we follow the journey of Junior Men’s World Champion, Keito Iwabuchi, from his early days of stretching and mastering basics to his crowning moment of World Championship Gold.

This emotional documentary will surely be an educational and inspirational piece of art that all coaches, judges, athletes and parents will always treasure.

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This 50-minute class-style video is full of valuable instruction for coaches and athletes alike - Maureen brings another collection of skills to the video screen. In a 'class' setting with one of her students, you will learn Slap Catches, so useful in today's contact material, Vertical back neck rolls, including the 'neck carry' variation, along with a a very useful tutorial in Fan Kink, a staple in all athletes' repertoire.

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WBTF will be offering once-a-month On-line Webinars this Fall for anyone who is interested in attending. 

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Thomas will teach you artistry and expression at its absolute finest - designing a complete routine on-screen. His movement and combinations can be adapted for all levels of athletes and this material can easily be used for Artistic Twirl and Freestyle. Athletes will have that “special look of quality” that will label them as a twirling “artist”.

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Kyle guides you through solo routine construction with tips and an emphasis on the B and A level. You will even get usable material to start a good base for your routines. PUTTING IT TOGETHER with International Coach, Kyle Keiser!

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In this 47-minute video, Maureen brings another collection of skills to the video screen. In a 'class' setting with one of her students, Maureen teaches some iconic rolls - the Brown Roll (named for Alison Brown), the now-iconic Singer Roll (name for Stacy Singer), some vertical and horizontal contact material for all levels of development, and some exercises for demi-pointe strength and hip flexibility. This is a MUST-HAVE for athletes and coaches alike.

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Are you new to the Freestyle Pair discipline? Daniele gives you a basic, yet comprehensive look at the components of the discipline. In addition, he shows video examples of various Pair ingredients from the entry level to upper levels of proficiency.

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Three Baton, “from the beginning with 2-baton ...” with the “Master of Multiple Baton” Ginnette Groome. Ginnette takes you from the very beginning of proper and safe 3-baton coaching. She gives you step-by-step methods of what to do in developing your 3-baton athletes by starting with 2-baton essentials which lays the foundation for 3-baton.

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Being the “3-Baton Diva of the World” Jen breaks down the essentials that all coaches and athletes should know: Pendulums, Crescents, Vertical Boxes, Horizontal Showers, and Bowling Pins... all staples of the 3-Baton discipline.

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This 53-minute video is CHOCK-FULL of valuable instruction for all coaches and athletes alike. She will take you the Back Pack monster roll variation, a vertical contact series, a horizontal contact series, and special exercises “at the barre” to help refine body technique for all athletes.

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In this video you will learn baton and body combinations like you’ve never seen before! His uncanny approach is so unique and mesmerizing you’ll think he’s floating on air … and he’ll show you his secrets!

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