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Colour Guard has been considered to be both an athletic competition and an art; members dance along while using the flags to incorporate a show. Due to its popularity, it has been considered that Colour Guard be included in the Olympics games
Due to its popularity, it has been considered that Colour Guard be included in the Olympics games. Due to its [popularity Colour Guarding/Majorettes can be found in some colleges, universities and high schools.
Locations for Colour Guarding is commonly found in high schools and Universities. There are clubs available.
Participants generally are in the age rang of 11-25
To carry out the maneuver's required in this you would have to have the ability to interpret rhythm into your movement and be good enough to pass entrance tests which are required.
Colour Guard is a combination of military drill, also called marching, and the use of flags, sabres or rifles. Colour Guarding first began during the English reign around the same time of the Civil War. A band would accompany the soldiers to play music to keep their spirits up and to keep them in beat. Along with the band, they also had a soldier holding a flag with their colors on it. It also works in parallel with Baton twirling and complement one another at shows.
In a marching band, the Colour Guard is a non-musical section that provides the visual aspect of the performance. It can be part of a school's band or dance organization. The marching band and Colour Guard performance generally takes place on a football field while the Colour Guard interprets the music that the marching band is playing. A color guard can also perform without a marching band. This activity is most often done during the winter and spring seasons. This is a dedicated sport/pastime.
As this form of sport and art is becoming more and more popular, it has now been graded as an Olympic Sport, so there is potential to represent your country in a very rewarding sport.
Related activities with this are gymnastics, expression of music via team and individual effort, dance, costume design, personal people skills.
This sport is more closely associated with Schools and universities. Much information about it can be gleaned off American websites as it is part of their culture, in England by comparison is in its infancy and little information is available.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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