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EDUCATION: Equipment and Movement

Updated: Feb 26, 2023


We are excited to provide these resources that WGI has put out and wanted to share with our membership, as we feel these are beneficial to our instructors. The videos below reference training and excellence in the equipment and movement categories. Each link provides a description to help with understanding and breakdown each topic being discussed. As you take time over the holiday break, studying these videos along with a video from rehearsals can help guide each instructor as they prepare for the competitive season.

**70/130 Excellence on the Scholastic & Regional A class sheets

  • This video helps explain both subsections of vocabulary and excellence and how these subsections comprise your main score. With Regional A and Scholastic A classes, the emphasis is based on the excellence and achievement of phrases written for the performers.

Stuff Worth Stealing- Carry Positions and Traveling

  • This video is for all classification levels to look at throughout the season. These are moments that may look unfinished from a design standpoint and can impact a judges score from completion of a phrase or looking “unfinished” with an idea.

  • These are great examples that are universal across all groups to utilize and add into a show to help fulfill and decorate the phrases written for the performers.

Stuff Worth Stealing- Equipment Changes

  • TRANSITIONS! We all have them and look for ways to diversify our transitions. Here are great examples that can help elevate a program and create range in vocabulary & excellence among the performers.

Stuff Worth Stealing- Movement Under Tosses

  • The use of body and equipment together through choreographic phrases helps grow the program's content but also the range of skills a performer can have.

  • Regional A groups should utilize lower body in their choreography, but should be somewhat limited in their use of this. If a group is using lower body in all equipment phrases within Regional A, this could be a sign of being in the wrong classification and may need to move up the next class as they are demonstrating consistent skills on the Scholastic A class sheet

We look forward to sharing more information over the upcoming weeks on education and would love to hear from the membership of topics to be discussed! We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

Remember that all necessary documents are to be uploaded through your CompSuite ‘Organization Data’ tab by January 14th.

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