Getting a kid involved with baton twirling is child abuse IMO.
Haha, what are you trolling me for? It's not child abuse unless you've got some crazy parent. But that goes for any sport. Yes, it involves shiny outfits, but who cares? It probably suffers some of the same reputation problems that figure skating does, but there is genuine athletic ability involved. Dance, extreme hand-eye coordination, the chance that you might get hit in the face with a incredibly fast rotating metal stick...good times.
For the non-believers:
U of W's Twirler (wait for it to start): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA_KTu8oTW4
FSU's fire baton twirler (her form is a little sloppy, but she's still pretty awesome): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbLSziGIC-g
Anyway, thanks everyone for the recommendations. I won't go crazy in trying to talk about sports with people at law school, but I'll just make sure I know more about what's going on.