Saturday, January 6, 2018, we offer a free try-it workshop at Cantwell School for youth in the Cantwell and Healy areas of Alaska. Learn more at the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/273261369868071/
Alaskanettes performed Fire Baton at the Anchorage Winter Solstice Party at the Cuddy Park on December 21, 2017, and performed Lighted Baton and Glow Hoops at the Anchorage Downtown New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31, 2017. Find photos and videos from these events on our Facebook page.
The Alaskanettes performed Fire Baton at the 2017 Alaska State Fair on August 25, 26, September 1 and 2, 2o17. This season we had nine performers and did routines using one or two fire batons each, Michael twirled fire knives with a martial arts flair, and Heather debuted fire fans.
Older items, to share what we usually offer during the season:
Our Corps will present our Spring Showcase on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Gruening Middle School. Learn about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1314591111928417/ and join us for our free, end-of-season celebration.
The Alaskanette Corps hosted the Alaska State Baton Twirling Championships on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Begich Middle School.
Try the sport and art of baton twirling! The Alaskanette Baton Corps, Inc., invited school-age youth to try baton twirling in a fun, free, one-hour workshop on Saturday, September 17, 2016. While this event is now in the past, we will be hosting similar events in the future. If you have an idea for a great venue at which we should offer a try-it, please do contact us with the suggestion.
- Anchorage: 10 am at O’Malley Sports Center 11051 O’Malley Centre Dr (same doors as Get Air)
- Palmer: 2 pm at Palmer Borough Gym 350 E Dahlia Ave
This event is free, and will include a warm up and stretch, learning several twirls, marching and dancing, work with a prop like poms or ribbon sticks, and a brief performance by current twirlers. We will have batons available for use during the workshop. Make it a fun morning or afternoon with a friend. Registration for fall classes follows, for those who loved the class and want to learn more.
We recommend that all participants, girls and boys, wear comfortable, gym-class appropriate clothing like shorts, stretch pants or sweat pants and a tank top or t-shirt, and a pair of sneakers. Long hair should be pulled back, and keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum. Our gym sites for this event have restrooms and water fountains available.
Videos available online:
Here’s a glimpse of our performance at Trick or Treat Town on Saturday, October 25, 2014: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=897642480286518. Thank you to Margo Jones for the video!
The Alaskanette Baton Corps performed at the halftime of the UAA vs. Pacific game in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, the week of Thanksgiving 2014 at the new Alaska Airlines sports center on the UAA campus. See video at http://youtu.be/PjSHvUB-hXU.
Some videos and photos are available on our Facebook page.
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