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WELCOME TO FOX VALLEY FLOURISH TWIRLING CLUB

Come grow with us!

We offer baton twirling classes in the Dundee, IL area, with opportunities to perform in community events.  Students have the ability to advance at their own pace and to participate in competitive baton twirling, if they desire.

 
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INSTRUCTOR

Tara Finn

Tara has been involved in baton twirling for over 40 years.  As a competitor, she won numerous state titles and consistently placed in the top ten at nationals.  Some of her past performances include: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade (in Dublin, Ireland), grand opening of Disney's MGM Studios, numerous college football halftime shows (mostly at Big 10 schools),  Cincinnati Bengals NFL halftime, Citrus Bowl Parade, and numerous college basketball arenas.  She twirled at Purdue University for four years, and was a member of the Purdue Repertory Dance Company the East Coast Dance Theater.

Tara has a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University, where she wrote her own curriculum: specializing in teaching dance in a studio environment.  

 

FOX VALLEY FLOURISH CLASSES

Opportunities for growth.

Fox Valley Flourish Twirling Club offers classes that stress incremental progress with a focus on proper technique.  We believe that body work is just as important as baton handling, and spend a fair amount of class time working on flexibility, strength, and coordination of body movements.

Evaluations are administered approximately every other month, and students may move up to the next level

as they are ready.  

For pricing information, click on the park district registration links.

 
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PRE-BATON

ages 4-5

Learn basic twirls, dance steps, and marching while building the developmental skills needed for Level 1.  Songs and games keep this fast paced class fun.

LEVEL 1 TWIRLING

ages 6+

Learn the fundamentals of baton twirling in this engaging class.  Basic full hand twirls, simple tosses, and dance steps will be combined into fun combinations.

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LEVEL 2 TWIRLING

*instructor permission required

Building on the skills from Level 1, more complex twirling and dance skills will be introduced.  Get ready for a variety of releases and catches in both hands, high aerials, and more difficult rolls.

BASIC SKILLS FOR COMPETITION

must be enrolled in Level 2 concurrently

For students who are just getting started in competitive baton twirling.  In this 30 minute class, students learn a solo twirling routine, a modeling routine, the basic expectations of competition, and how to interpret the score sheet. 

With this class, students will be prepared to enter novice level solo and pageant events at NBTA competitions.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

30 or 60 minutes

Private lessons are available to students who wish to get involved in competitive twirling or twirlers who would like to get a different perspective on their current routines.

Contact us to reserve a time slot.

ADULT CLASS

ages 16+

Whether you are ready to dust off the batons of your youth, or want to learn for the first time, join us for this unique opportunity.  Baton twirling is wonderful physical and mental exercise and all students will work at their own pace.  Bring your sense of humor as we learn new things together.

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CURRENT CLASSES

Dundee Township Park District

Rakow Recreation Center

Thursdays                                                             Fridays

Pre-Baton                                                             Level 3

4:30-5:00                                                              5:00-6:00

Level 1                                                                    Competition Team

5:00-6:00pm                                                      6:00-7:00

Level 2

6:00-7:00pm

Basic Skills for Competition

7:00-7:30pm

Adults

7:30-8:30

Algonquin Recreation Department

Neubert Elementary School Gymnasium

Wednesdays

5:00-6:00   All levels welcome.

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