Category: Movement

Taking the Next Step: Adding Lower Body Mid-Season

So, because I need to get a life have an odd fascination with pageantry activities, a few weeks back when I had a Saturday without a show on my calendar, I decided to tag along with a dear friend and watch that evening’s event.  {Yes, I judge for 9 weekends in the fall.  In a […]

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The Movement Chick: “Effort Qualities”

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello my darlings!!  Has the whirlwind of our crazy season swept you up and away yet? [Why, yes, I WAS in Kansas… why do you ask?  Sigh…No, I never did find the ruby slippers.  My broom ride flight home, however, was lovely] And, in the usual shocking nature of The Movement Chick, I digress into […]

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The “Coach’s Eye” App. – A User Review

| March 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

“Coach’s Eye” is a video app by Tech Smith for iPhones and iPads (sorry, Android friends). Techsmith, the app developer, touts it as “the ultimate video analysis app you can take anywhere”…and I must say, for me this app has lived up to the hype!  I downloaded the app after reading about it in WGI Focus, […]

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Movement Training Series #4: Travel

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Darlings!!! Yes, it is I.  A day late and a dollar short, as ever.  Le Sigh.  [Okay, fine. Three weeks late.]  Thank the good Lord that the other columnists here at the venerable CGE are so prepared!  Whew. Anyway.  Here we are in the throes of the 2012 season, spinning out little hearts out, yes? […]

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Movement Training Series #3: Floor Barre

| January 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Happppy New Year! And how was everyone’s Holly-day season?  Full of twirls and high kicks, yes? **crickets** A-hem.  Well then, I shall extend my best wishes for a stellar 2012 for one and all, and we shall move on to the matter at hand. Moving along in our quest for perfection in the Movement Block, […]

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Movement Training Series #2: Crunches

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello Darlings!  I am back! I have returned to the glorious pages screen that is color guard educators. Of COURSE I missed you! Yup, here I am.  My marching band season has drawn to a close, and as always, I am loving what some of our performers are putting out there… [Err, yes, I may […]

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Movement Training Series #1: Stretching

| October 3, 2011 | 1 Comment
Movement Training Series #1: Stretching

Oh my goodness ~ Hello, chickadees! It has been ages since I have been here to pester you regale you with movement meanderings.  But, never fear, darlings, the Movement Chick has a SCHEDULE… …an editing/writing/proofing/submit the blessed article already, pleaseandthankyou SCHEDULE! Whee!   [I also have the world’s most fabulous editor, EV-AH] A-hem. So… You shall […]

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A MOVEMENT MOMENT #13: She’s back!

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey! Hi…guys. [Waves tentatively from doorway] Remember me?  Umm… yes, I am the ghost formerly known as the Movement Chick. Gosh, it’s been a while, yes?  My apologies. As usual, there have been “things,”   “Things,” which have kept me from regaling you all throughout the 2011 season.  And, I feel badly about that, I do. […]

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A MOVEMENT MOMENT #12: The Five Points of Alignment or SUSA*

| August 19, 2010 | 3 Comments

*SUSA = Stand, Up, Straight, Already! **Hey! When I was doing research for this article, my last article popped up on my search engine. On the first page. You know, with the important stuff! There will be no living with me now  ** Hey everyone! And how is band camp treating you all? [is now […]

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A MOVEMENT MOMENT #11: The Foundation of Standing Upright

| August 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Hello everyone! Did you all miss me and my incessant ramblings about movement and shoes choreography?  I have enjoyed my personally prescribed break from toe point and am back to talk at you about movement, marching and maneuvering skills [Hey, remember M & M judges?]  On a personal note, I formulated the idea for this […]

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