The Catoctin-Ettes, Inc., a local non-profit marching corps, will again host its free beginner baton twirling course. The course is an excellent way to sample the sport of baton twirling without any costs whatsoever.

The class is geared for participants who have never twirled a baton and are five years old or older. If interest warrants, a second Tiny Tot class may be held for those who are between the ages of three and five years old.

Classes will be held at the Emmitsburg Community Center Gym on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Classes are 45 minutes in length and completely free!  Participants borrow batons for class time at no charge. The course begins on Monday, October 1, 2018, depending on the registration received. All participants must be pre-registered.

The four-week baton twirling course will highlight basic twirling and marching. The course is held as a way to draw attention to the ever-growing sport of baton twirling as a recognized sport, which may one day become an Olympic sport.

The free twirling course is offered by Catoctin-Ettes, who has been a local street parade and competition marching corps since 1972. Teachers for the course are fully qualified, experienced coaches and aides.

For more information or registration, contact Donna Landsperger at or 240-405-2604.

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