The Alaskanette Baton Corps is an Alaskan, 501(c)3 non-profit, youth sports organization in continuous operation since 1969, making this year our 47th Anniversary. The corps teaches the sport and performance art of baton twirling in both Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Our classes for individuals and teams include instruction in baton twirling, dance, musical skills, teamwork, performance skills, and coping skills necessary to deal with competition. All judges and coaches are U. S. Twirling Association certified.
The Corps runs regular, weekly classes throughout the school year in both Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Individual twirlers may have private lessons; group lessons are offered for teams of three to ten twirlers of similar age and skill level. Special summer programs are available, including a new beginner class, skills classes for experienced members, and parade corps. Most corps programs are designed for participants ages 5 – 18, but preschool and adult classes are an option. Special event classes may include a one-time workshop, Girl Scout workshops to earn the baton twirling patch or birthday parties.
The Alaskanettes generally perform once monthly. We’re just completing our regular school-year season, and will present our annual Spring Showcase on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 7 pm at Greuning Middle School MPR in Eagle River. Admission is free and the public is welcome. We’ll see performances by our teams, soloists, and State Champions, and a dessert reception will follow. Beginning in fall, look for our fire and lighted baton teams at 10 pm each Friday and Saturday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer (August 26 & 27, September 2 & 3), and our performing teams and individuals at Trick or Treat Town in October, the GCI Great Alaska Shootout in November, our Holiday Showcase in December, our spring competition in March, the Alaska State Baton Twirling Championships in April, and our Spring Showcase in early May.
Address: PO Box 220066, Anchorage, AK 99522-0066
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