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March, April, May – A Three Month Crash Course for New Members

By Mary Wendt Your new members are feeling self-worth and confidence-they are now part of the elite dance/drill team of their high school! As they beam, now is the time to harness their enthusiasm and develop your students’ potential. Providing them with solid information and steps to begin their journey as new members needs to […]

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Raise Your Routine Choreography Level Without Adding More Difficulty

by Mike Mastandrea Seldom do I compose articles unless I have a real passion for the subject matter. Most recently, I wrote about “Putting Things in Perspective”, discussing director’s attitudes and goals towards dance team competitions. Now, simple rules of choreography are my pet peeve. For some of you, the following is a mere affirmation

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General Effect

by Mike Mastandrea What do purpose, method, and emotional response have in common? They are the chief considerations when approaching choreography for any routine and make up the elements of a relatively new contest scoresheet caption entitled, “General Effect”. For many, this caption has been sub-listed under Choreography but really deserves its own identity. It

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