The Alaskanettes are performing Fire Baton at the 2017 Alaska State Fair on Fridays and Saturdays, August 25, 26, September 1 and 2 at the Alyeska Pipeline Colony Stage (near red gate) at 10 pm. The performances is free with fair admission. Plenty of seating available for a great way to end a day at the fair. This season we have nine performers and perform routines using one or two fire batons each, Michael twirls fire knives with a martial arts flair, and Heather debuts fire fans.
Additionally, we perform stage shows on Friday, September 1, at 3:30 and 6 pm at the Alyeska Pipeline Colony Stage. These performances will include members of our Arctic Blast team, state champion features, and routines with various fun props including ribbons, knifes, chain flags and more. We’ll also take a few minutes to welcome a couple members of the audience to come and try a few twirls! Join us for the fun!
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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