The Alaskanette Baton Corps is an Alaskan, 501(c)3 non-profit, youth sports organization in continuous operation since 1969, making this year our 48th 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. In the fall, look for our fire and lighted baton teams at 10 pm each Friday and Saturday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, basketball halftimes in winter and spring, the Alaska State Baton Twirling Championships in April, and special events.
Address: PO Box 220066, Anchorage, AK 99522-0066
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