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Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams -Fall 2018


Team Twirling Program Description:
The Simsbury 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 Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   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.

Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June).

Team placement:

Entry level twirlers who are in K-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team, entry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday days. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday.  Twirlers with 2 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be place on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time.


Schedule:
This year's 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.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/4.  Friday Team classes will begin Friday, 9/7.


Performance Opportunities
Simsbury Celebrates (11/18), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (12/19), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (3/19), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (3/19), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/19), MS Walk Simsbury (4/19), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/19), Rockcats Pregame Performance (5/19), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 19), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (5/19), Relay for Life (6/19), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (6/19)

Additional Costs:
Windsuits ($75), Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), 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 4:00- 4:45 pm                         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. 


Emerald Team-                                     Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45pm                        3rd-6th 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. 

Junior Performance Team                   Friday 5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade
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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Tuesday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School



Crystal Team                   $160       Tuesday 4:00- 4:45 pm              45 min             12 Classes    

Emerald Team                 $250       Tuesday 4:45 -5:45pm              1 hour                12 Classes        
Jr Performance Team        $350       Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes
                                                      Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes


Tuesday Dates:  9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
Friday Dates:  9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program
Spring 2019:
A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new student to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury.

Summer 2019: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.




Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Thursday) 
N/A  K - 2  Tu  09/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$160.00 R, $160.00 NR
 
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Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Tuesday) 
N/A  K - 2  Tu  09/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$160.00 R, $160.00 NR
 
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Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Thursdays) 
N/A  3 - 6  Tu  09/06/2018 - 12/06/2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$200.00 R, $200.00 NR
 
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Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Tuesdays) 
N/A  3 - 6  Tu  09/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$200.00 R, $200.00 NR
 
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Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team 
N/A  5 - 8  TuF  09/04/2018 - 12/07/2018
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Boy Scout Hall, 695 Hopmeadow St.
$350.00 R, $350.00 NR
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