Mat-Su Valley Classes

2017-2018 season Baton Twirling Classes for New Twirlers

New student classes for youth ages 5 and up and for adults are offered in a six-week format. During these six, one-hour lessons, we’ll learn and work to perfect dozens of twirls, work with a fun prop like a flag or ribbon stick, dance, stretch, learn combine simple dance moves with our twirls, and performance skills.  After that first six weeks, we go month-to-month through the school year.  Students will be prepared to perform both individually and as a group for competitions and local performances in the spring.  Students are grouped by age and ability level, with younger students meeting earlier in the evening.

Mat-Su Valley classes are held in local schools in Palmer and Wasilla.  Students should have long hair pulled back, tennis shoes, and t-shirts with shorts or pants that allow for easy movement.  Each class must have four to ten students, so classes may be expanded or condensed to ensure the proper class size.  You may register for a class by calling 349-5222 or emailing  Classes may be paid for via PayPal, cash, check, or through Groupon when available.

Cost is $115 per student for a six-week session, with additional students in same family during same session at $80.  Month-to-month classes following the six weeks are $77 (additional family members $42).  Student must order a regulation baton or may use a “loaner” with a $30 deposit. During the regular season / school year, each twirler must become a member of the United States Twirling Association for the season, which starts at $18 for the year.

  • Beginner class at 5 pm Wednesdays at Amazing Grace Academy (Palmer)
  • Additional classes may be added at Mat-Su School District facilities or within the Alaska Club.  Please call or email to express interest.

2017-2018 season Baton Twirling Classes for Experienced Twirlers

Our regular season follows the school year. We will plan a registration and tryout night in early August to organize our teams for the season. Please contact our director Kathy Freeman via email or message at 349-5222 with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a tryout later in the season.

Any time of the year —  Private Lessons

Any students are welcome to and invited to take private lessons with the coach of their choice, to build their individual skills and work toward solo, two-baton, dance twirl, flash flag, and other specialty routines.  Individual members of the corps (those not also taking team classes) pay $37 a month to the corps and then the coach’s hourly rate directly to the coach.

Additional costs in twirling:

  • All corps members must be current members of the United States Twirling Association, with annual dues ranging from $18 (first year member) to $55 (full member, late registration). Print a membership application or register and pay online.
  • All corps members must have a regulation baton (new or used), starting at $27
  • Team & Individual members (those who have completed their beginner year and enrolled in team or private lesson classes) pay an annual Corps fee of $75 per family, a Registration fee of $40 per twirler (includes logo t-shirt for the season), and must ensure they have required logo clothing and costume as required by team / individual coach
  • Any twirler may enter in USTA-sanctioned twirling contests with payment of entry fees and current membership or member-for-a-day USTA fees

Ready to register now?  You may:

  • call our corps line at 349-5222 or email us to reserve your or your child’s spot.

You are most welcome to discuss additional session opportunities or ask questions by calling our corps line at 349-5222 or emailing us at

Download your registration forms in PDF ABCRegistration2017 if you’d like to print them out and complete them before your first class.  Printed copies will also be available at classes.

Contact Us:

Phone: 907.349.5222


Address: PO Box 220066, Anchorage, AK  99522-0066



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