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BBTN Professionals

We offer our members practical skills to develop their talents and life skills through workshops, clinics, and an ever-growing array of initiatives. We also provide the necessary education on diversity and inclusion within the sport.

What we offer:

  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Empowering and educating our baton-twirling community to create safe and inclusive spaces from the classroom to the competition floor through workshops and specialized trainings.

  2. Baton Twirling Curriculum: Provide clinics, trainings, and in-person opportunities to encourage lifelong learning within the baton twirling community.

  3. Resources: Web links, Documents, and Articles that keep you informed and up-to-date on the baton twirling community.


Studios for Equity, Prevention, and Science


This training module on Establishing a Racially Equitable Dance Studio Culture is designed to give studio owners and dance educators a better understanding of why it is imperative to use their platform to fight injustice in the community. Through a series of brief modules, participants will receive suggestions on practical ways that they can establish a positive, inclusive, anti-racist culture in their studios and classes. 

Beyond The Steps

Turning Pointe Dance Creations and Apolla Performance have partnered to create Beyond the Steps a live weekly online show that is designed to spark discussion and dialogue around the important issues in the dance community.  Each week, they dive into topics and give dance and baton twirling educators education and perspective from experts. Topics will cover racism, gender equity, sex abuse and prevention, nutrition, and dance science.


Their ultimate goal is to encourage people to go a step beyond and make an impact on the dance world by sharing perspectives. The series is hosted by Melissa McDaniel, of Turning Pointe Dance Creations and Brianne Zborowski, of Apolla Performance 

Spotlighted Discussions


What to do when students bring up issues of race in the studio

This episode, featuring Erin Pride is part of the Beyond the Steps Series that airs every Friday at 2pm on Facebook LIVE @apollaperformance.

How can dance educators recognize and work to eliminate racial bias in the dance studio environment?

This episode, featuring Aysha Upchurch, is part of the Beyond the Steps Series that airs every Friday at 2pm on Facebook LIVE @apollaperformance.


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