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Ethics and Risk Management

BEGIN NOW!  This 2 hour course contains essential information for directors and instructors about Boundaries and Interactions with Minors, Social Media and Texting, Duty to Report, Documentation, and Bullying & Hazing.  This course also includes another 90 minutes of supplemental materials on Youth Development, Discipline, and Fiduciary Responsibilities.  SAMPLE THE COURSEWORK

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Joey Powell – Building and Managing a Staff

WATCH NOW!  Joey Powell is the director of color guard at James Bowie HS and is Guard Caption Supervisor / Choreographer for Carolina Crown.  Joey joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on "Building and Managing a Staff."   Topics include: How to decide who to hire, How to know what your program needs, Defining the rolls of each staff member, and Social Media issues with your staff.  The video of this webinar is available to watch now at your convenience.

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Jennifer Hinshaw – Give Your Students The Love Of Dance

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Jennifer Hinshaw talks about how to give your students a love of dance.  Train new students without leaving advanced behind!  We discuss the important of variety in dance class, engaging students while they learn new skills.  Jennifer has been involved in the color guard activity since 1995 and is on the staff at Avon HS and Lexis Winter Guard.

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John Leonard – How to Create the “Big Picture”

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John Leonard is the director of the Marcus Color Guard program and has been a teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years.  John joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on How To Create The “Big Picture.”  Building better transitions, planning the show for maximum effect, and creating a program that showcases the strengths of your group.  The video of this webinar is available now and can be accessed at the same location where you signed up.  WATCH AN EXCERPT OF THE CONVERSATION

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Stephanie Chavez – Recruiting and Retention

WATCH NOW! This webinar was recorded on May 2, 2017.  Stephanie Chavez is the director of the WGI Champion Color Guard at Klein Oak HS.  Stephanie joins Courtney Allison to share her expertise on recruiting students and retention in your program.  

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Creating a Team Within Your Color Guard

WATCH NOW FOR FREE! This webinar was recorded on May 3, 2017.  Courtney Allison of ColorGuard EDU tells you how to create a team within your color guard!  Get concrete advice on how to build a culture of hard working, performance hungry students within your color guard program! WATCH AN EXCERPT

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Rick Subel – Creating a Production Timeline

WATCH NOW!  This is a recording of the live webinar presented on May 1, 2017.  Rick Subel is one of the top experts in color guard, show design, and production scheduling.  He joins Courtney Allison to discuss and explain how to create a production timeline for your show.  Many programs do know understand this basic and essential planning tool!   Watch an excerpt from this webinar

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Playing in Plie – Matt Harloff

WATCH NOW!  Dance is becoming a very important part of the marching arts activity within wind players.  Wind players need to develop visual skill sets of basic marching as well as all kinds of dance.  "Playing in Plie" is a great example of how to apply and develop basic tone quality exercises to one of the most basic dance movements.  Matt Harloff, assisted by Susie Harloff, shares clear explanations and includes a video of band students demonstrating these exercises.

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Marlieta Matthews – Get Your Students “Rock Star Ready”

WATCH NOW!  This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 28.  Marlieta Matthews talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about Getting your Students "Rock Star Ready" for the end of the season.

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WATCH NOW FOR FREE!  This is a recording of a live webinar presented on March 29.  Courtney Allison talks about her history in the activity and why she created ColorGuardEDU.  She also answers questions about teaching dance, admitting when you're wrong, sharing the creative process, general effect in young groups, and developing a leadership team.  There is no fee to access this webinar.  Learn about Courtney and her mission here at ColorGuardEDU!

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