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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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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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“In the Toaster”

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

If you’re teaching a Regional A or Novice program there are many important details that compete for your attention.  But as I watched the Novice class perform at a local competition last spring, one technical issue jumped out at me over and over: many of the students were not staying “in the toaster” with their […]

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A MOVEMENT MOMENT #10: Too Clean?

| March 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Hey y’all! [I’m heading to Texas, it is COMPLETELY appropriate that I get into the spirit] For the majority of the country, this is the big push before Championships weekend – Power Regionals abound, local contests are hotly contested [ha! Get it? Contests are contested? **crickets** Sigh. Never mind] AND, to add some sugar on […]

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A MOVEMENT MOMENT #8: Put on Your Audience Eyes

| February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

Zip.  Zero.  Nada.  Negative.  Nuthin. That’s how much colorguard exposure the Movement Chick has had in the past three weekends. You see, Mother Nature has apparently gotten ahold of my planner and wreaked havoc on my show schedule, and I have consequently been iced/snowed/airlined out of South Carolina, Ohio and Northern Virginia. Of course I […]

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Tip for Today: The “10 Game”

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“I have been teaching/teching/instructing my current guard for the past 2 marching band seasons and they are about to start their 2nd winter guard season. After we have totally cleaned a section or phrase and everyone is correct with body, hand placement and equipment, we play the “10 Game”. During this game, the guard does […]

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MOVEMENT MONDAY #5: Movement Under Equipment

| January 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

TWENTY QUESTIONS…OKAY, ONE. Ahem… Movement Monday this week became, well… Movement Friday… not quite the same cachet, hmmm?  My apologies to everyone.  I had all KINDS of clever excuses, but seeing as I made them all up, they weren’t really valid.  [I wasn’t sure anyone would believe I was captured by aliens anyway] However. Back […]

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For Better or Worse… Muscle Memory

| January 19, 2009 | 1 Comment

“It’s all about training your kids properly, giving them the tools necessary to do all the wonderful things designers dream up, and it’s TRAINING that will elevate your program from a mere collection of counts, into a wonderful effective masterpiece.”   – Richard Kramer, WGASC V.P. of Adjudication I must start off by stating that Richard […]

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“Sail Away!”

| May 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Here’s a short article I wrote in Halftime Magazine’s May/June 2008 issue with tips for avoiding and dealing with fabric sails when spinning flag.  Check it out on their website!  Sail Away .

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Tight Transitions (from Halftime Magazine)

| January 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Here is an article I wrote for Halftime Magazine on how performers can tighten up their transitions to add a look of professionalism to the show.  Check it out on Halftime’s website and check out their other great articles as well!  Help support this new magazine which celebrates our favorite activity!

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