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Experience the excitement!

At the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships, the nation’s best sport baton twirlers compete for National Championships in individual and group events. Beautiful awards and thousands of dollars in cash scholarships are presented to the national champions and finalists.

Festival of the Future is an exciting event for beginner and intermediate athletes, giving these up-and-coming champions the opportunity to experience nationwide competition.

USTA holds these premier events every July in a different part of the country:

2017 – Madison, Wisconsin, July 10-15, 2017
2018 – Jacksonville, Florida, July 8-14, 2018
2019 – Fairborn, Ohio
2020 – Stockton, California
2021 – Daytona Beach, Florida

 
U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin 
Times are approximate
Sunday, July 9th
 9 am – 5 pm
Coaches and Judges Workshop at Sheraton
 10 am
National Staff Meeting, Set–up
3 – 7 pm
U.S. Pre-Trials Judges’ Focus Meeting
4 – 6 pm
Registration Open
5 – 6 pm
U.S. Pre-Trials Music Test
Monday, July 10th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
7:45 am
U.S. Pre-Trials Athletes' Meeting
8 am – TBD
U.S. Pre-Trials Events: Compulsories, Short Program, Pairs, Teams, Freestyle, Awards
TBD
National Judges' Check In
Tuesday, July 11th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
7:45 am
Opening Ceremony, Introduction of Judges, Board of Directors, President's Welcome
8 am –  TBD
National 2-Baton and 3-Baton, Awards
TBD
National Dance Twirl, Dance Twirl Pairs, Awards
TBD
General Assembly
Wednesday, July 12th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
8 am – TBD
National Strut, Awards
TBD
National Solo, Solo Pairs, Awards; International Cup, Grand Prix Introductions, Stars of the Future Introductions
TBD
Finals Show and Awards
TBD
National Champions/Athletes’ Party
Thursday, July 13th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
8 am – TBD
FOF and National Twirl Teams, Parade Corps, Show Corps, Show Teams, National Collegiate Championship
TBD
Twirl Team Finals, National Champions Command Performances
TBD
Team Retreat and Awards
TBD
Coaches and Athletes Clinic
TBD
Professional Reception
Friday, July 14th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
8 am – TBD
FOF and National Dance Twirl Teams and Trios
TBD
Dance Twirl Team Finals, Corps Command Performances
TBD
Team Retreat and Awards
Saturday, July 15th
7 am
Registration and Doors Open
8 am – TBD
FOF: Foundation Events, Awards handed out by Judges at the Judges’ tables
TBD
FOF Strut, Dance Twirl and Dance Twirl Pairs, 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Solo and Pairs,  and Awards for each FOF Event
 

2017 U.S. NATIONAL BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MADISON U.S.T.A. HOST HOTELS
 
SHERATON MADISON
706 John Nolen Drive,  Madison, WI 53713
 
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Standard Room Single/Double Occupancy   $129 per night
Standard Room Triple/Quad Occupancy      $139 per night
Club Level Single/Double Occupancy           $159 per night
Club Level Triple/Quad Occupancy              $169 per night
 
*These rates do not include sales and/or occupancy taxes. As of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.
 
USTA Special Rate Code for booking: 
2017 U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships

Click Here to Book online:
 
 
*Rates include a continental breakfast o be served in a private room. Sample menu to include:
Assorted Kringles
Assorted fresh baked breakfast muffins
Granola Bars
Whole Fruit
Regular and Deaf Coffee/Assorted hot tea
Orange Juice
 
*Club Level rooms include a breakfast buffet and evening hors doeuvres in the Club Level lounge
 
Complimentary Shuttle Service – Downtown Madison Loop.  Schedule on availability at front desk.

Walking distance to Alliant Energy Center, across Nolan Drive. Modern rooms have free WiFi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and coffeemakers. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and all-day snacks. Amenities include a grill restaurant, a lounge bar, an indoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also an airport shuttle, free parking  and a business center.
  
CLARION SUITES AT THE ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER
2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI, 53713, US
Phone: (608) 284-1234 
 
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A limited number of rooms are available at the special USTA Rate:
 
The Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center features spacious Studio and One Bedroom Suites, an indoor pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center and business center. Our rooms feature wireless internet, microwaves, refrigerators and large floor plans. 
Complimentary Airport Shuttle
Airport shuttle service is available 7:00 am – 10:00 pm daily.
Studio Suite– One Queen at $99.00 + tax        
Studio Suite- Two Queen Beds at $99.00 + tax
One Bedroom Suite-One Queen Bed at $99.00 + tax of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.
Online Booking is not possible for this special rate:
Call 608-284-1234 and ask for the U.S. Baton Twirling Championships group rate.

The above room rates include a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning plus an evening social hour Monday- Saturday between 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  The hotel is connected to the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall through our climate controlled walkway.

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central

610 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713

Phone:(608) 709-5050

 

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A limited number of rooms are available at the special USTA Rate:

Hotel guest room features wireless internet access, flat panel TVs with HD channels, refrigerator, microwave, an indoor salt water pool, 24 hour state-of-the-art Fitness Center, guest laundry and the standard HIExpress Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet.

 

·        Complimentary Local Area Shuttle - Hotel Shuttle will transport within 3 miles of the hotel. Shuttle will provide complimentary transportation from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Shuttle transportation and times are subject to availability.

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Hours of Operation from 7:00 AM-To 10:00 PM

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Standard Two Queen at $149.00 + tax        

King Suite at $169.00 + tax

As of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.

 

USTA Special Rate Code for booking: 

2017 US National Baton Twirling for call-ins

 

Click Here to Book online:

 2017 US National Baton Twirling

The hotel provides complimentary shuttle to/from the Dane County Regional Airport and to/from Alliant Energy Center, based on availability.  When flying in, please notify the hotel with flight information 72 hours prior to arrival date.
 

The hotel is in within walking distance of the Alliant Energy Center across Nolan Drive.

 

COMFORT INN MADISON - DOWNTOWN

722 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53713

Phone:(608) 255-7400

 

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A limited number of rooms are available at the special USTA Rate:

Join us every Monday through Thursday evening from 5- 7 p.m. for our evening social. We offer two free drinks for each guest over the age of 21. Other amenities at our leisure hotel include: Free WiFi, microwaves, refrigerators, indoor heated pool and hot tub, Fitness center, Business center, free fresh baked cookies

 

Get going with a great breakfast. Start your trip to Madison with our free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.

Enjoy relaxation in one of our inviting guest rooms, all of which feature a refrigerator, hair dryer, MP3 radio, iron and ironing board. Most rooms have 32-inch TVs, while certain rooms have 42-inch TVs.

Standard Two Queen at $160.00 + tax        

King Suite at $160.00 + tax

As of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.

USTA Special Rate Code for booking: 

 Online Booking is not possible for this special rate:

Call (608) 255-7400 and ask for the U.S. Baton Twirling Championships group rate.

 

No Shuttle Service available

The hotel is in within walking distance of the Alliant Energy Center across Nolan Drive.

 
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison/Monona
400 River Pl, Madison, WI 53716
 
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A limited number of rooms are available at the special USTA Rate:
 
Hotel Amenities: Indoor pool and whirlpool, Fitness Center, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served daily. Free high-speed wireless Internet. Each room is equipped with microwave, refrigerator, iron/board, flat screen TV and hairdryer. 
    Hotel is located 3.2 miles east of the Alliant Energy Center
   on US 18-W.
Standard Two Queen at $120.00 + tax        
King Suite at $130.00 + tax
Parlor Suite at $150.00 + tax
USTA Special Rate Code for booking:  BATON
  
Click Here to Book online:
Use “Search More Options” and put BATON in as the Promotional Code to get the special rate.
 
 

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison / Downtown

440 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703

Phone:(608) 255-0360

 

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Special USTA Rate:

Standard King or Two Queen at $169.00 + tax

Self-Parking is $12.66 per night per vehicle.

As of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.

 

USTA Special Rate Code for booking: 

2017 U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships

Click Here to Book online:

USTA Personal Booking Page - Hampton Inn Downtown Madison

Located in the heart of Downtown Madison, adjacent to the University of Wisconsin, the friendly Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown, WI, is within walking distance of shops, galleries, restaurants and nightspots and offers easy access to museums, cultural destinations and Madison, Wisconsin attractions.

No Shuttle Service available

 

Hotel is located 2.5 miles from the Alliant Energy Center via John Nolen Dr.

 

Super 8 Madison South Madison

1602 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53713

Phone: (608) 258-8882

 

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 Special USTA Rate:

Hotel is offering a limited number of Standard Two Queen at $ 82.00 + tax.   After those are filled the rate will increase to $89.99 + tax on week-days and 99.99 plus tax on week-ends.

As of this date, current sales and occupancy taxes are 14.5%.

 

USTA Special Rate Code for booking: 

U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships

 

 Online Booking is not possible for this special rate:

Call (608) 258-8882 and ask for the U.S. Baton Twirling Championships group rate.

All rooms include en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus coffeemakers. Some also have mini fridges, and king suites add microwaves and hot tubs. There's free WiFi in every room and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

Amenities include a free continental breakfast, an indoor heated pool with a hot tub, a fitness room and a business center.

 

No Shuttle Service available.

Hotel is located 2.7 mi from the Alliant Energy Center via US-12 E/US-18 E3.