Find the best baton twirling lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to twirl a baton. Baton twirling originated in Asia and Europe. It is said to have been started at cultural dance festivals where a variety of objects would be twirled like knives, guns, sticks, and torches. It became more of a sport and later the sport spread into armies where they choreographed twirling routines to music, which followed the rythmns of the music. Baton twirling conveys images and stories for observers through the simple to very complexed patterns of movement.