The sport of Baton Twirling focuses on baton handling skillls combined with dance and/or gymnastics moves as well as acrobatics, at the recreational, pre-competitive and competitive levels. Musicality is developed through the blending of body and baton moves. Baton twirling can promote/improve self-esteem, self-discipline, build character and form a healthy foundation for an active lifestyle. It will also foster mental discipline and social relations. Baton twirling teaches teamwork, discipline, commitment, hand-eye coordination and sportsmanship through group participation.