Baton twirling offers a combination of dance and baton twirling, with some gymnastics at the competitive level. The sport of Baton Twirling focuses on Baton handling skillls combined with dance and/or gymnastics moves, at both the recreational and competitive levels. Musicality is developed through the blending of body and baton moves. Baton 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 teaches teamwork, discipline, commitment, hand-eye coordination and sportsmanship through group participation.