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Welcome to the bi-monthly International Baton Twirling Federation Newsletter.
Spinning into the Future of Baton Twirling. 

World Twirling Day
April 10 is World Twirling Day!
This year's official theme is "the beat of my own drum."

It’s all about celebrating the individual style that you twirl with! Whether it’s ballet, street, contemporary, circus, or just a whole lot of sass. During World Baton Twirling Day, we are celebrating your individuality, creativity, and the freedom of artistry of our sport!

Show everyone how you twirl to #thebeatofmyowndrum and join the #worldbatontwirlingday fun by posting your own video and nominating someone else to do the same!

To prepare, review the 2019 routine and music which are available here:

For more details:

Unveiling... the official medals for Grand Prix 2019! 

The Official IC / Grand Prix Schedule
It is hard to believe we are 125 short days away from the 2019 Grand Prix in Limoges, France!

Below is the official schedule for your reference. 

Majorette Competition at The Grand Prix

We welcome majorette groups from near and far, regardless of organization or affiliation, to participate in the 2019 Grand Prix.  

The majorette competition is sponsored by the International Baton Twirling Federation and hosted by the Fédération Française Sportive de Twirling Bâton. 

The majorette competition is part of the 7-day event, beginning on Monday, August 5 with the WBTF International Cup and ending on Sunday, August 11 with the IBTF Grand Prix competition for Solo, Two-Baton, Duet and Team competition.   

We are very excited to offer this competition to the majorette world and to bring all types of baton twirling together!

Visit our website to download all of the information and rules.

There are two age divisions offered in three categories:

  • Traditional, Parade Corps and Entertainment.
  • There is also an Open category offered for majorettes who are not IBTF members.

Entries must be received no later than June 15.  
If you would like to receive an entry form, please contact us at

NEW IBTF Website - Coming Soon! 
We are hard at work refreshing our current website for IBTF.
We look forward to sharing it with you all very soon! 

Twirl Nations Clinic
Learn from the World's BEST at Twirl Nations 2019. 


2019 All-Star Staff for Twirl Nations
Seishi Inagaki - Japan
Jason Travers - France 
Chiharu Tachibana - Japan
Danielle Zambito - Italy
Guilia Caporgno - Italy
Savannah Miller - USA

Date: August 7, 2018   
Zenith Metropole, Limoges, France
Time:  30 minutes after Semi-Finals of the day  
Cost: US $40.00 via WBTF Website by July 15
          US $55.00 or €60.00 on-site.
NOTE:  On-site registration for the Twirl Nations Clinic will take place during regular registration hours on Sunday, August 4 & Monday, August 5.  There will be no registration period on the day of the clinic and those who have not pre-registered will not be allowed to enter.  

Register online at      
Online payment via PayPal in US funds only  
NOTE:  PayPal charges the following transaction fees to you:
Sales within the US: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction
International Sales: 4.4% plus $0.30 per transaction
NOTE:  If registering a group of athletes, please pay for the total number of registrations online, then fill out this form with the name of the person responsible for payment and email a list of the names of those attending the clinic to

Thank you for reading!
We will continue to inform you of changes, advancements, and upcoming events as it relates to IBTF and this overall global alliance. We hope you will support us on this journey for the betterment of baton twirling for everyone, everywhere.
The future is here, 
IBTF Executive Managing Committee

The IBTF Executive Managing Committee meets physically twice a year and conducts all other business regularly via conference meetings and email.  Present topics are the completion of the formats for the upcoming scheduled competitions, working on the policy and procedures manuals for governance, competition rules, judging criteria and financial policies.    

Current IBTF Executive Managing Committee:
Sandi Wiemers, President
Beverly Johnson, Vice President
Jean Patrick Rousset, Vice President
Maurizio Chizzoli, Vice President
Jeff Johnson, Secretary General
Lisa Hagen Rebbestad, Treasurer
Amy Arellano Williams and Moto Tsuchiya, Sport Administrators
Christine Bel, Paola DeMarchi, Darlene King, Dale White and Jackie Stewart, Technical Members
Denise Pearse and Paul Rutten, Executive Committee Member at Large
Link to February Newsletter | Volume 1, Issue 1
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