The Alaskanette 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 four 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 Girl Scout workshops to earn the baton twirling patch or birthday parties.
The Alaskanettes generally perform once monthly. This season, we’re at Trick or Treat Town in October, the Carrs Safeway Great Alaska Shootout in November, our Holiday Showcase in December, our spring competition in March, the Alaska State Baton Twirling Championships and KidsDay in April, and our Spring Showcase in early May. In addition, our fire baton team tends to perform at the New Year’s Eve Downtown Fire and Ice Celebration and each Friday and Saturday at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer in August.