Dance Guard

Welcome to the Anderson Trojan Guard!

We are so excited to have you join the Anderson Trojan Guard! Here you can be a part of a great group of students while perfecting your dance and movement skills!

Our mission at the Anderson Trojan Guard, is to strive to become the best versions of ourselves through diligence,  confidence, excellence, and teamwork.  We give all members a safe place to call home and we give our audiences unforgettable, cutting-edge entertainment.

What other perks are there? Well…

  • You’ll earn both PE and Fine Arts credits.
  • There’s no experience necessary! Everyone is a beginner at some point so don’t be afraid of trying something new.
  • All genders are welcome!!!
  • This is a great way to have a strong group of friends at Anderson from the very first day!

Requirements:

  • None! You just need to be ready to work hard, commit to attend to all practices and performances, and keep your grades up! Piece of cake!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lee.

 

WHAT IS DANCE GUARD? 

Our mission at the Anderson Guard, we strive to become the best versions of ourselves through diligence, confidence, excellence, and teamwork.  We give all members a safe place to call home and we give our audiences unforgettable, cutting-edge entertainment. 

We are a team of enthusiastic students who perform choreographed dances and routines with various equipment to enhance and interpret music. We use various equipment including, flags, non-functioning rifles, sabres, along with other props.

We usually perform with the Marching Band during football games at halftime, and Marching Band competitions, in which the guard adds to the overall score of the band and can be judged in many categories including but not limited to: visual effects, general effect, auxiliary, and color guard.

When are practices and performances?

  • During Marching Band season practices and performances are usually the same day and times as Marching Band.  

Important dates

  • Information coming soon!

WHAT IS WINTER GUARD?

Winter Guard is an indoor activity and we participate in Competitions independently from the Marching Band. It is a competitive, performance-based activity which incorporates choreographed, staging, dance, and manipulation of equipment such as flags and prop rifles and sabres (also known as “spinning”). Unlike traditional Color Guard, Winter Guard performances and contests are held indoors, usually in a gymnasium or an indoor arena. Performances typically last 3 to 7 minutes and are accompanied by recorded soundtracks rather than live music. Winter Guard ensembles often perform at judged competitions officiated by local and regional associations using criteria developed by Winter Guard International, host of the annual Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The World Championships event purportedly attracts 60,000 visitors to the event annually. Scoring attempts to rank units on the repertoire and achievement of aspects of each performance such as unity, quality, range, precision, skill, design, and effect.

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When is Winter Guard season?

  • Winter Guard season begins when Marching Band season is over.

Important dates

2022 Winter Guard Season Tryouts 

  • When: Monday, Nov 15th and Wednesday, Nov 17th 2021 from 6 to 8 pm 
  • Where: Monday 15th 2021 in the Cafeteria 
  • Wednesday 17th 2021 in Band Hall at 5:45 pm

2022 Winter Guard Season Rehearsals

  • Begins after Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 29th 2021
  • Ends at the end of March 
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Some rehearsals may be added

Design Camp 

  • (Show lay out, staging, choreography)

Tentative Dates

  • December 13th, 3 day camp.