Anonymous said: Hey, so I am planning on joining Blessed Sac's winterguard, and I just have a few questions. 1) What should I work on for auditions? Certain tosses, certain dance moves, etc... 2) Do you have to audition for a certain class, or do they place you in what suits you best? 3) Does everyone get in? 4) I have a lot of flag training, but I haven't worked with rifle or saber much before, do I need to know this? How much of this should we know? 5) Do we bring our own equipment to auditions?
wow its been a while since we’ve gotten anything on this!
idk how much help i will be here because i have unfortunately decided to take a break from guard. going on year 2.
from what i remember is basically work on basic dance moves, know where each position in feet are, and the obvious drop spins, basic 3 and 4 ct toss.
you can audition for any class you will want to be in. world, open, A. not everyone makes world and thats ok! there’s always open and A. they’re all filled with amazing people who are willing to help you improve and work with you to move on to the next level!
you don’t need any weapon training at all! thats what everyone there is for! they will help you get the basics down so you know what to do and in case you do want to be a weapon in the show. you do have a choice to be either flag, or both weapon and flag. again not everyone makes weapon line but there is no need to be discouraged because that gives you more time to improve. if you show you really want it and will work for it the instructors will not pass you up!
they always have equipment there but you’re more than welcomed to bring your own! personally if you have your own you should bring it.
I’m pretty sure they still have the whole all black to practice thing so don’t forget that and water!
come back and let me know how it all goes and if you have any other questions! best of luck and i know you’re going to love it there!
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more-like-mexicant said: Hey girls! I'm planning on auditioning for Sac World next year. What skills should I know? What can I do to prepare? I'm scared out of my mind, but so excited. Good luck this season!
You’re going to be great!! :)
I would stay in shape and work on dance and challenge yourself! As long as you show your passion to color guard and show how much you want to be there they will notice.
Message me either here on spinzone or on icanneverthinkofcoolurls for the information of where Sac spin will be, what time, and when auditions will be held!
Don’t forget theres Sac A, SacO, and Sac World!
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harrypotterhippie said: For your captain ask you posted-- try initiating team sleepovers/breakfast before competitions! Make sister gifts-- pair everybody up with someone they aren't necessarily super close with and have everybody make lists of small things they like. Everybody will get their "sister" a gift (small, $5-10 if even; thought that counts) before big competitions/whenever you want. Do the Hokey Pokey or Cupid Shuffle before performance! I just became captain of my team; it works! Good luck this season! :)
zombiegurl62 said: so I'm trying out for captain of my colorguard for the upcoming fall season. One of the requirements is to come up with 3 team building activities. We had a major morale problem this past winter season, and we need to improve. But honestly, I don't know any. Would you be able to help?
I’ve always been part of a guard where we somehow bond over a song and make a dance to it to do before every performance.
Try some team walks during the week
There’s always the one where everyone brings their hands into the middle and they have a pep talk then scream your school name or group name
I’m not really sure of any others since the years I’ve been in guard nothing has really changed.
Any followers have any other suggestions?!
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This was like one of the happiest moments of my life. I’m so happy for them!
Stephen looks like he’s helping him up. “C’mon little buddy, what’s over the fence? oh shit they spotted us!”
7 with a cartwheel, something I never thought I’d be able to do, especially in one day :D
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