Tag: showmanship

Let’s Face It…

| February 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

“The Face is the Window of the Soul…” I don’t know who originally said this, and try as I might, I can’t seem to find a name to match to the quote. But I do know one thing; when I look at this small segment of the Mona Lisa’s face, I can’t help but be […]

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An Exercise in Expression

| March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

The following article describes an exercise used by Broad Run High School color guard coach (and CGE editor) Catina Anderson to help her students expand their repertoire for emotional expression beyond the “plastered-on” smile. A few years ago I designed a regional A winter guard show requiring performers to express happy, sad and angry emotions […]

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Just Breathe

| January 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

Imagine your performers in this situation… They step onto the gym floor amidst a flurry of pre show excitement, expectations of their team mates and instructors, and last minute show changes.  In the audience are friends, family, instructors, competitors and judges.  They can hear the blood pumping in their ears, hearts are racing, and their […]

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Tip for Today: Writing An Essay

| November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Ever wanted to get your members take on their role as a performer?  Ask them to write a short essay addressing the topic of interest so that you, as an instructor, know that they understand their role in the guard.  You can even take an article off this site and have the performers reflect on […]

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