Color Guard & Winter Guard

Color Guard performs as part of the Grizzly Marching Band each fall. Winter Guard is a separate ensemble the rehearses and performs November through March of each year. See the calendar for audition dates.

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  • The Basics of Dance Class Etiquette

    Posted by Quentin Dewitt on 1/28/2016
    • Dress appropriately and come prepared.
    • Don’t chew gum or bring food and drinks (a closed water bottle is okay) into the studio.
    • Never wear dance shoes outside the studio or wear street shoes in the studio. And check for loose screws …on your taps before you step foot on the dance floor.
    • Don’t wear dangling or sharp-edged jewelry.
    • Come to class showered with brushed teeth or freshened breath.
    • Leave your stuff in a dressing room or locker (unless one is not available). Put any sanctioned personal belongings at the back or sides of unused studio walls (never the front).
    • Don’t come late and if you do, enter very quietly.
    • Don’t leave early. If it is a must, talk to the teacher before class. If you need to exit in an emergency (it better be good), exit as quickly and discreetly as possible.
    • Don’t talk while the teacher is talking. Not even whispering to the person next to you.
    • Completely silence and stow your cell phone. Even vibration is often audible.
    • Listen first, then ask relevant questions.
    • Respect the personal space of others.
    • Respect the dance space. Pick up trash, your clothes, and don’t turn things on, off, up, or down in the space without permission.
    • Watch your language, even when you mess up.
    • Don’t “hang” or slouch on the barre or anywhere else, for that matter. Be attentive at all times, especially when waiting for your turn. Beware of negative body language (like folded arms). And never sit down unless you are asked to.
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