After Night Fever and Priscilla, XS Latin sought a departure from the disco based routines of 2008 – 2011. And so the team’s first rock themed routine was born. Bat Out Of Hell was XS Latin A Team’s 10th routine and a celebration of the dramatic and highly theatrical music of Meatloaf.
It was unusual in that it featured only four songs. In the 2012 season these were It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, I’d Lie For You And That’s The Truth, I Would Do Anything for Love and the anthemic Bat Out Of Hell. For 2013, the walk-on was significantly changed and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now was replaced with Midnight At The Lost and Found. The routine was the fastest paced XS program to date and featured 55 pattern changes: the highest number in an XS routine thus far.
The women were dressed in heavily stoned red costumes, with a large, draping sleeve, whilst the men wore tunic shirts stoned with a bat logo. The bat logo was carried through to the ladies’ hair-pieces.
The routine made its debut at the 2012 British Open Championships in Blackpool and helped the team to win both the 2012 and 2013 Adult UK Formation Championship, as well as placing 4th in the prestigious 2012 Danube Cup in Vienna. In November of 2013, Bat Out of Hell became the routine which helped XS Latin secure a record breaking sixth British National Formation Championship.
Bat Out of Hell was performed at:
- The 2012 British Open Latin Formation Championships, Blackpool
- The 2012 UK Formation Championship, Watford
- The 2012 British National Latin Formation Championships, Blackpool
- The 2012 WDSF World Latin Formation Championships, Bremen
- The 2012 Donaupokal International Latin Formation Championship, Vienna
- The 2013 WDSF European Latin Formation Championships, Vilnius
- The 2013 British Open Latin Formation Championship, Blackpool
- The 2013 UK Formation Championship, Greenford, London
- The 2013 British National Formation Championship, Blackpool
- The 2013 WDSF World Latin Formation Championship, Bremen