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 will be added as competitions get close, you will be informed as soon as dates are scheduled. 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 will be scheduled, as soon as they are scheduled you will be informed. 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
All classes and teams include the Parks and Rec yearly registration fee of $25 which is included in the registration fee.
Equipment Required: Baton $20.00 each and are purchased through Applause
Applause the best value for baton twirling in Harford County. We are able to keep our prices affordable because of our affiliation with Parks and Rec., and the dedication of our volunteers.
2017 NBTA Junior Small Beg. Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2014 NBTA Junior Large Beg. Twirl Team National Champions
2013 Senior Small Advanced Dance Twirl Maryland State Champions
2013 Preteen Small Beginner Dance Twirl Maryland State Champions
2013 Junior Large Beginner Twirl Team Maryland State Champions
2010 NBTA Beg. Preteen Large and Small Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2010 NBTA Beg. Junior Small Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2009 NBTA Beg. Junior Small Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2008 NBTA Beg. Senior Large Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2005 NBTA Beg. Junior Small Dance Twirl Team National Champions
2004 NBTA Beg. Juvenile Large Dance Twirl Team National Champions