Applause of Bel Air is the premier baton twirling team in the Bel Air and Harford County area. We draw twirlers from all around the Baltimore, Maryland region, and from as far away as Pennsylvania and Delaware. Applause has produced more State, Regional,
Applause of Bel Air is the oldest and most successful baton twirling team currently operating in Harford County. We offer recreation classes and competition team opportunities for all levels and abilities. New members are always welcome!!!
Beginner:One hour class incorporating basic twirling skills in a fun filled environment. Twirlers in this group have the opportunity to participate in local parades and perform a dance twirl routine in the end of year recital. Wednesdays 6-7 at Bel Air Middle School. Ages 3 and up.$155 registration for the year, October thru May
Intermediate:Ninety minute class. Build on skills learned in the beginner class. Learn a fun dance twirl routine to perform in the end of year recital. Participate in local parades. For those who want the fun of learning to twirl without the commitment to attend competitions or extra practices. Will practice with the in house competition team but will not compete. Wednesdays 6-7:30 at Bel Air Middle School. $185 registration for the year, October thru May
Competition team:Ninety minute class. Continue to build higher level twirling skills. Learn a dance twirl routine to be performed in local contests and the end of year recital. Participate in local parades. Wednesdays 6-7:30 at Bel Air Middle School. Additional practices may be added as competitions get close. No tryout is necessary. $185 for registration for the year, October thru May
Travel Competition Team:Twirlers will compete in local contests and attend NBTA Nationals (AYOP), held each July at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana. Practices are held Monday and Wednesday nights 6-9. Additional practices may be scheduled, if needed, before a competition. There is a greater time and financial commitment to be part of the Travel team and twirlers must attend all practices. We hold fundraisers throughout the year to help defray the cost. Twirlers who wish to participate in this group will be evaluated by the coaches to ensure placement on the proper level team. $395 registration for the year, beginning mid September thru June with additional practice commitment and National Competition in July
Equipment Required: Baton $20.00 purchased through Applause, recital/competition costume (price to be determined).