Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What ages do you teach?
We start them as early as K5 and go up to 18 years of age. 

2.  Where do I get a baton? Can I order one from you?
Yes batons are $30 and it usually takes 7 to 10 days. Email holliehig95@me.com to order one. 

3.  Where are baton classes offered?
Classes are offered at Vestavia Rec Center, Homewood Rec Center, Crestline Elementary, Rocky Ridge Elementary School and Liberty Park Elementary School.

4.  Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, our coaches Melissa Gullatte and Lauren Schmidt teach private lessons. Email them for rates and to set up a time or fill out the contact form here

Melissa Gullatte- melissa.gullatte@gmail.com

Lauren Schmidt- leg0012@tigermail.auburn.edu

5.  What should I wear for class?  
Comfortable clothing is a must. Baton 1 & 2 - no baggy, bulky clothes, no dresses, skirts, dress shoes or flip flops. Hair pulled back. Baton 3,4, & 5 - jazz pants, stretch leggings or capris or athletic shorts along with jazz shoes or tennis shoes.

6.  Can I take a class at a location where I do not go to school?  
Most definitely, we have students who come from all over the greater Birmingham area.  

7.  What is the tape/ribbon for batons?  
We will tape the baton(s) for you in class. One color is $1.00.  Baton 1 can have one color of their choice on their batons. Baton 2, 3 and 4 can use grip tape/tennis tape. Grip tape is $2.00 but you can also purchase your own at Walmart or Academy and we can tape your daughters baton at class. 

8.  What other costs are involved?   
There is a $30 fall registration fee.  There is a costume. We will wear this costume for the basketball performance and our Spring Recital.  The costume usually ranges between $58-$65.  Costume money is due by October 1st. There is a $15 recital fee, due March 1st to cover costs for our Spring Recital.