Category: Regular Blog Features

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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From the Archives: Mid-season motivation and a little charm…

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

March is here – hard to believe! Every point in the season creates it’s own unique challenges.  We hope that these weekly articles pulled from the archives help you to find the information that might speak to something you’re facing right now.  With a little over (or less than) a month left in the season […]

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From the Archives: Goals… and a little comic relief

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes all you need mid-season is a little comic relief… so we have some here in an archived article by Darcie Gudger. Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief! by Darcie Gudger (2/8/2010) And after you’re done laughing it’s time to re-evaluate your goals mid-season. READY, FIRE, AIM (Re-evaluation and Goal Setting Mid-Season) […]

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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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From the Archives: Finishing Touches

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about the finishing touches.  The kids are spinning… it’s relatively together…they’re starting to express and use their showmanship skills… Now it’s all about details. These two articles from the archives have some ideas that might help. A Movement Moment #8: Put on Your Audience Eyes by Cheryl Myers (2/17/2010) Everyone’s favorite […]

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EA Series: Blending Form and Function

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

BLENDING FORM AND FUNCTION . . . is the primary role of every designer. Have you ever heard the term “seamless” design on an EA tape and wondered what they meant? I’ll tell you. It means that there is a constant flow of events that lead from one to the next without any awkward breaks […]

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From the Archives: Showmanship!

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week it’s all about showmanship!  How do you get your performers past the technical and really expressing the “meaning” of the show up and out there to the audience.  How do you get them to a point where they are able to draw the audience in and engage? Here are two of our past […]

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What Does That Mean? Understanding Terminology from an Equipment Judge’s Dialog

| February 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

During Field Season, the Auxiliary judge looks at everything that goes into your show, namely vocabulary (both body and equipment), costumes, equipment, props, staging of performers, color choices, etc..  If it is on the field and not playing an instrument, the Auxiliary judge will most likely talk about it. When we move into Winter Guard, […]

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From the Archives: Writer’s Block and other challenges…

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we hit the mid-point of our seasons sometimes challenges set in… if you’re facing some stressful challenges this week here are two articles that might provide some insight. When Teaching Guard Gets Hard by Darcie Gudger (11/03/2009) When You Hit the Proverbial Block by Chris Casteel (9/25/2009) If you’ve hit a rough patch we […]

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From the Archives: Collaboration, Transitions and Fabric Sails

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

We hope your winter seasons are off to a fabulous start.  Whether you’ve just completed your first competitions or are looking forward to them this weekend, we hope that the growing community here on the CGE FB page or the archived articles here on CGE will help make your season just a little less stressful. […]

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