Artistic Expression: Bringing Freestyle to LIFE!

Artistic Expression is the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, and movement in a manner that affects the senses and communicates an emotion.

In the sport of baton twirling, Artistic Expression is created and valued in three distinct areas: COMPOSITION, MUSICALITY, AND PERFORMANCE.

In this 9-part video series, let us explore each of these areas and see how each is unique, yet interlaced as components of a successfully woven program that fulfills the requirements of artistry.

Dale White

His pageantry career began as a baton twirler under the tutelage of Fred Miller, director of the famed Miller’s Blackhawks. Mr. White won numerous State and National championships as a competitive baton twirler. His teaching career in the sport of baton twirling has spanned some 30 years, producing a multitude of National and World champions. In addition, his membership with the United States Twirling Association, as well as the World Baton Twirling Federation, has taken him to some 15 countries instructing and judging. Currently, he serves as USA Judges Rep for the World Baton Twirling Federation and is contributing to the development of the new judging system. As an adjudicator, Dale is currently on the roster of Winter Guard International as well as the Ohio Music Educators Association. His focused area of adjudication is General Effect, Color Guard, and Visual captions where he has over 20 years of experience. In the 2009 season of WGI, he served as Chief Judge Administrator. In addition, Mr. White mentors young judges.

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