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.  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or reach out to your fellow coaches – we’re all here for the same reason – to create beautiful, educational experiences for our students.  When we work together we extend our impact and build our activity.

This week’s featured articles are:

Collaboration by Catina Anderson (10/12/2011) This one is a newer one – written just this past fall.  In case you missed it the first time around here are some reflections on collaboration and how it can elevate your coaching experience (and even your time in judges critique!).

Transitions by Lorraine Kohagen (9/15/2011) We’ve been featuring articles about transitions over and over here at CGE lately – it’s because they’re maybe the MOST difficult part of show design for many instructors.  So we know there are some out there who probably just heard this weekend that a transition isn’t working – perhaps some of Lorraine’s ideas will help this week!

Sail Away by Catina Anderson (06/29/2008) This is a link out of CGE to a short article Catina wrote for Halftime Magazine in 2008.  This one is one to share with your performers – with easy tips for avoiding frustrating fabric sails.


Category: From the Archives, From the Archives, Latest News, Regular Blog Features

About the Author (Author Profile)

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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