Makila txikiena
Makila handiena
Uztai txikiena
Uztai handiena
Doinu zaharrak
Punta motz
Ehun eta bikoa

In the brokel-dantza the group leader carries his baton of office on one hand. The other dancers carry two short sticks each.

         leader´s baton

The baton carried by the leader or director of the group is the leader's makila.
"N.B.: The director, Mr.José Antonio Olano, will signal the start of each part by dancing at the head of the group with a baton similar to that of the drum major”.
That is what was stated in the hand-written programme published for the performance that the brokel-dantza dantzaris put on in Bilbao in 1858. Therefore, the baton of authority brandished by the leader of the dance group is similar to the one used by the drum major. It is a makila or baton, that is decorated in red and white, with a wooden ball on the bottom and bright ribbons hanging from the top. The batons used today are about 45 centimetres long, but longer ones have also been used. In Beasain, the leader of the Loinaz ezpatadantzaris used a similar baton locally known as “bolea”. As is the case in the brokel-dantza, the baton used in recent years in Beasain is smaller.

The buruzagi-makila or leader’s baton is used as a baton of authority. It is used to identify the leader and occasionally to direct the dancers’ performance. For example, once the leader has finished his individual performance, he proceeds to announce the group's performance by raising the baton to the sound of the "deia" (call) played by the txistularis.

         Small sticks

The small sticks are wooden sticks measuring between 30 and 50 centimetres long. The ones that we have used here are 48 centimetres long. Each of the dantzaris will use two small sticks, holding one in each hand. Standing tall, the dantzari moves his elbows outwards a few centimetres and stretches out his forearms until they are parallel to the floor and at a right angle to his body.