Who We Are
The sport of baton twirling continues to face a lack of diversity. Specifically, within the competitive level of the sport, there is even more of a true under-representation with communities of color.
Black Baton Twirlers Network (BBTN) was the outcome of a two-part panel discussion regarding African Americans and their role within the sport of baton twirling during the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. This network was formed to become a 501(c) non-profit that establishes the first steps to provide a platform for the voices, stories, and advocacy of black baton twirlers, their allies, and supporters.
The Black Baton Twirlers Network supports programs and targeted initiatives that will provide an outcome that strengthens the overall membership and leadership within the sport.
We are proud to launch our Collegiate Symposium and Excellence Tour series to provide opportunities for black baton twirlers to grow and gain professional development skills. We will continue to grow our programs through our yearly initiatives and partnerships.
The Black Baton Twirlers Network is an inclusive network of current twirlers, business owners, coaches, family members, and judges. Our membership is open for all ages, ethnicities, and genders.
No longer should any baton twirler feel like they are the only one in their sport. BBTN provides connections and life-long friendships.