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Getting to know USTA Professional member Lisa LaMonica

Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Lisa LaMonica is a USTAProfessional member and judge who now lives in Florida. But her career in baton twirling began in New York when she wa...Read More


Apply now for USTA Creative Challenge Grant

Dear USTA Professional Member, The USTA Creative Challenge Grant program was designed to promote the growth of participation in the sport of baton twirling. The USTA Board of Directors will award...Read More


Important information about USTA Member Portal

The new USTA Member Portal is up and running to make your twirling life easier! The portal is where you can renew memberships, check Compulsory and Movement Technique records and enter national co...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Barbara Dockter

Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Barbara Dockter is a long-time USTAProfessional member from California. She has played many roles in the sport of baton twirling: athlete, co...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Gabriella Medvick

Gabriella Medvick is a multi-organizational competitor and former collegiate feature twirler from Ohio. Twirling History I began twirling when I was six years old with a small parade corps in...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Carmyn Taylor-Jones

Carmyn Taylor-Jones is a past USTA state and national champion who won more than 1,500 awards during her competitive twirling career. She is orginally from Ohio and now lives in Pennsylvania. T...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Herminie Horsford-Tavares

Herminie Horsford-Tavares is a twirling mother and grandmother and long-time volunteer for Brumidi Baton and the New York Twirling Council. Dedication and loyalty are among the characteristics...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Kristen George

Kristen George is a former competitor, a Certified USTA Coach and director of Elevations Baton and Dance in Brentwood, New York. My name is Kristen George, formally Kristen Canada. I have been...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: John Baton Mitchell

John Baton Mitchell is a former competitor and collegiate feature twirler, current coach and judge and the founder of Twirling to Fight Cancer. He lives in Henderson, Nevada. Twirling Backgroun...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Emery Harriston

Emery Harriston is a long-time twirler and many-time member of Team USA who hails from Alexandria, Virginia. Twirling Background I was about 13 when I got started in twirling in the summer of 19...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Angela Butler-Rodriguez

Angela Butler-Rodriguez is a former competitive twirler, a USTA Certified Coach and the owner, instructor and director of Sensation Baton and Dance Company in Porterville, California. Twirling Ba...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Ireland and Vayda Jones

Sisters Ireland and Vayda Jones are third-generation twirlers from Indiana. Twirling is a family tradition for Ireland and Vayda Jones. Their grandmother, Virginia Fearrin, and their mother, Am...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Courtney White

Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Courtney White is a new USTA Professional member with a strong background in twirling and dance. She recently talked with USTA's Inside Loo...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Tanya Jackson

Tanya Jackson is an ordained reverend, a USTA Coach and Director of Jewels Twirling Academy in Miami, Florida. Twirling background I began twirling at age 14 in 1983 at my high school Miami No...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Amelia DiPaola

Amelia DiPaola is the 2019 3-Baton Grand National Champion and hails from Fremont, California. Twirling background I began twirling when I was five years old in Fremont, California with K and...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Olivia Lynch

Olivia Lynch is a former USTA and NBTA champion, a former collegiate twirler and a current baton twirling coach and USTA Professional member. Olivia Lynch is from Easton, Pennsylvania. She was...Read More


Black History Month Spotlight: Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones is a former USTAand NBTAcompetitor, coach, Illinois Baton Council President, USTA Certified Coach and Level II Judge from Illinois. I began baton twirling and ballet under Charlott...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Kimberly Lehmann

Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Not too long ago, USTA Professional member Kimberly Lehmann took her lifelong twirling experience from the northeast to the southeast. She r...Read More


USTA unveils Athlete of the Year event

Athletes of all levels are invited to participate in an exciting new, all-around event starting in 2021! The Athlete of the Year event will give Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced athletes the...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Matt Freeman

Getting to know USTA Professional member Matt Freeman Getting to know you getting to know all about you. USTA Professional member Matt Freeman is a six-time NBTA World Gold Medalist and...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Donna McAtee

Getting to know USTA Professional member Donna McAtee Getting to know you getting to know all about you. USTA Professional member Donna McAtee of Oregon has first-hand knowledge of just...Read More


Creative Challenge grant recipients announced

A grassroots twirling organization that has been enriching the lives of youth in the mid-Michigan area for more than twenty years and two researchers investigating diversity and inclusion in the...Read More


USTA Helping Hands Community Service Recognition Program

USTA recognizes that a passion for volunteerism can be cultivated from a young age. We want to encourage children, teens and adults individuals and groups to engage in volunteerism and communit...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Cassandra Broadway

Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Professional member, Cassandra Broadway, is a newly-appointed member of the USTA Coaches Department. Inside Loop sat down with her to talk a...Read More


Getting to know USTA Professional member Trenton Haltom

Getting to know USTA Professional member Trenton Haltom Getting to know you getting to know all about you. Trenton Haltom is a long-time twirler and relatively new USTA member. Inside L...Read More