Tag: rehearsal

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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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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“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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When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

| November 3, 2009 | 5 Comments
When Teaching Guard Gets Hard

The first article from our newest regular contributor Darcie Gudger.  Darcie gives tips for how to maintain professionalism through some of the toughest challenges coaches can face – unhappy students!  No need to lose your cool – read more for tips on handling these challenges with grace!   They wait along the sideline, hands shoved […]

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Uniformed Run-Thru

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Before your big debut, take some time to practice in uniform. Sometimes, the students are not used to a skirt or performing in a one sleeved uniform. The students can see what undergarments they will personally need and you, as an instructor, can see what the uniforms will look like on the field or floor. […]

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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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Embracing the Air Blade

| October 3, 2008 | 3 Comments
Embracing the Air Blade

One veteran instructor’s personal journey towards acceptance (and her tips for instruction!)

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Rehearsal Techniques for Student Leaders

| February 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an article originally written as part of a student leadership manual.  It outlines practical advice and strategies for student leaders (which may also be helpful for new instructors) on ways to teach and clean routines. Group Teaching Techniques The captain(s) are the primary officer(s) responsible for group teaching and demonstration at rehearsals.  The […]

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Rehearsal Techniques

| February 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is an article originally written as part of a student leadership manual.  It outlines practical advice and strategies for student leaders (which may also be helpful for new instructors) on ways to teach and clean routines.

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