FROM THE ARCHIVES 11/29/2011: Student Leader Training, Core Values, Costume and Toe Point

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
As we come back from the Thanksgiving holiday and jump headfirst into winter season there are many topics dividing our attention.  Here are a few from our archives that might address some of your many pressing issues.

Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Amanda (Gilanyi) Baker (6/5/2009) – Amanda shares her approach to winter guard costume design.

Rehearsal Techniques for Student Leaders by Catina Anderson (2/1/2007)  This is an excerpt from a student leadership manual Catina developed for her student leaders.  It provides tips, ideas and strategies for teaching routines to groups and is valuable for both inexperienced student leaders and beginning instructors.

Creating Core Values with your Color Guard by Amy Townley (2/11/2011) Amy discusses her method of working with the students to create a system of core values (rules) for their team, in turn creating a sense of ownership and responsibility.

Movement Monday #1: The Toe Point by Cheryl Myers (12/7/2009) In her very first article way back in 2009, our resident movement chick discusses the beloved toe-point.  The article includes details you can share with your performers as you begin your movement training programs for winter.

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Catina Anderson is the founder/editor of the Colorguard Educators blog. Color guard has been part of her life for almost 25 years. She began coaching in 1994 and worked with the Broad Run High School color guard in Northern VA from 1998 until 2010. She has also written for Halftime Magazine and served on the Executive Board of the Atlantic Indoor Association. A former teacher, she enjoys sharing what she has learned and hopes to encourage others to share as well. Together we can create even more positive experiences for performers and help to collectively strengthen marching arts activities worldwide.

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