Color Guard

Throughout the summer, we are proud to bring you color guard content to help you develop new skills and grow in your technique. Continue to check back here weekly for more videos and for the new focus each week.

Week 1: Dance Technique

From our friends at DSI, these videos break down a variety of dance skills used in color guard, ranging from beginner to advanced techniques. The videos feature Vincent Thomas, the dance coordinator for the Color Guard division at the Summer Symposium. 

Week 2: Equipment Technique

From our friends at DSI, these videos break down a variety of technique skills used in color guard, ranging from beginner to advanced techniques, on flag, rifle, and sabre. These feature many of our Summer Symposium faculty members. 

Rifle Technique

Basic Rifle Instruction with Nathan Jennings

Flag Technique

Flag Technique with Ricardo Robinson

Sabre Technique

Basic Sabre Instruction with Nathan Jennings

Extended Flag Routine

Extended Flag Warm-Up Routine with Susie Harloff

Sabre Spins and Stops Exercise

Advanced Sabre Spins and Stops with Shannon Clark

Rifle Spins and Stops Exercise

Advanced Rifle Spins and Stops with Shannon Clark

Entire Extended Flag Warm-Up

Complete routine on how to spin a flag with guest artists

Week 3: Equipment Choreography

From our friends at DSI, these videos will take you through a variety of choreography phrases on flag, rifle, and sabre. The videos feature Summer Symposium faculty members Shannon Clark, Robbie Arnold, and Susie Harloff. 

Week 4: Live Instruction Week!

Join Susie Harloff, Vincent Thomas, Robbie Arnold, Shannon Clark, Jared Littleton, Meghan Brackett, Ricardo Robinson, Derek Smith, and other familiar faces from the Color Guard division for a week of free, live instruction through Zoom and Instagram — no registration required. Designed for both students and Color Guard Instructors alike, and no experience needed.

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