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Spinners Twirl Team Winter Program 2020. ~ January through March
The Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best
 
The Winter Twirling program runs from January through March. There will be an additional registration period for Spring Team Twirling form April – 1 st week of June.  Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled.
 
Team placement:
  *   Entry level twirlers who are in K-3rd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursday
  *   Entry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursday
  *   Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday & Sunday Drop-in
 
Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be place on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.
 
Coach Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time.
 
Schedule:
This year's winter team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week. Team classes will begin Tuesday, 1/7, Thursday Jan 2 nd, Friday Jan 3 rd.
 
Performance Opportunities:
Simsbury Celebrates (11/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (12/20), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (3/20), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (2/20), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), Rockcats Pregame Performance (5/19), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 20), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (5/20), Relay for Life (6/20), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (6/20)
 
Additional Costs:
Entry Level Teams will be provided windsuit & performance costume for $35 rental fee. Casual Performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Jr Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)
 
More Information and Questions:
If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net
 
 
 
Team Descriptions 
Starter Crystal Team- Tuesday and Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm pre-K- 2nd grade
This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.
 
Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.
 
Emerald Team- Tuesday and Thursday 4:45 - 5:45pm 3rd-6th grade
This is a 1stand 2ndyear program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.
 
Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.
 
Junior Performance Team~ Tuesday 5:45-7:15 pm at BSH will additional Thursday, Friday & Sunday Drop-in class
 
Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition.
 
 
 
 
 
Summary of Team & Fall Fees:
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Crystal Team $160 Tue/Thur 4:00- 4:45 pm 45 min 12 Classes Location: Boy Scout Hall
 
Emerald Team $250 Tue/Thur 4:45 -5:45pm 1 hour 12 Classes Location: Boy Scout Hall
 
Jr Performance Team $350 Tuesday 5:45-7:15 pm 1 ½ hour 12 Classes. Location: Boy Scout Hall
 
Friday Tootin Hills 6:00-7:30 till early March then switch to HJMS Back Gym 5:30- 7pm for remainder of session, Sunday Drop-ins 10:45-Noon (schedule TBD)
 
  SCHEDULE
Tuesday Practice Dates (12): 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Break 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
 
Thursday Practice Dates (12): 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/5, 2/13,  2/20 Break, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
 
Friday Practice Dates (12): 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 Break, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/19, 3/27
 
Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program
Spring 2020:
Team Registration for Spring ~ April & May Classes ~ through 1 st week in June will be open for registration at end of March
 
Beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new student to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students in the beginner programs will be participate in Memorial Day Parade performances with The Spinners Twirl Teams.Parade Performances include AM Parade in Tariffville and PM Parade in Simsbury. Spring Twirling for new twirlers will be announced in early February.
 
 Summer 2020: Spinners Summer Twirling Camp will be announced in early March.
 
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