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Question: Should I join Color Guard!?
I don't know whether I should and the camp starts on Monday!. I've watched some videos online and it looks kind of hard!. I'm not the best at dancing, but the teacher says he'll teach us, and I'm willing to learn!. A lot of people don't even know what it is and I don't think it's a very respected activity at my school!. I don't have a lot of time after school so I don't know if I can commit to it!. Are there any benefits/skills gained with Color Guard!? Is it worth joining!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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that depends!.!.!.!.!.!.!.ask yourself do i like dancing is it something i could learn to like, and if you do like to dance there are other things you could do, and as you said its not a very respected activity at your school or anywhere for that matter!. all and all i suggest you find something you don't have to question yourself on and go for it Www@QuestionHome@Com

I am in color guard and it's really fun!. The skills you earn in color guard is strength and over all it's really fun!. I personally like winterguard better though!. It's alot of work!. But try it out and see if it's for you!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

na, i wouldn't do it unless you are really dedicated and have a strong urge to do it, and it sounds like you don't really!. There are plenty of other clubs out there that may peak your interest more!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

its alot of fun!. and its a good way to stay in shape!.but i wouldnt do it if you cant commit!.its alot of time and effort!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

well, if you can't twirl a baton, maybe they will let you carry the banner!. if it sounds fun, do it!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

follow your heart and talk to someone already in color gaurd!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

What color!? LOLWww@QuestionHome@Com

Omg I have the exact same problem! Not kidding at all!.!.!. wowWww@QuestionHome@Com

I was in Color Guard and I enjoyed it a lot!. I had very little dance skills, but I learned how to do everything!. If the teacher is willing to teach you, then you should have no problems!. also, they usually have the new people doing easier stuff!.!.!. you will have to be good at the flag before you move on to rifles and sabres!.

What you saw on the internet may have been "world" level, which consists of people with many years of experience!. World is usually private color guards, around age 18-21, so I doubt you will be competing against them!

As far as it being respected, at my high school it was the same!. Most people didn't know anything about us, or thought we were wanna-be cheerleaders!. You have to decide what is more important: being in a popular activity, or enjoying yourself and making new friends!.

As far as time goes, usually color guard does take a lot of after school time!. We had 1 hour of practice right after school for 4 days a week, and 3 hours at night 2-3 days a week!. We also had some weekend practices, and competitions that that took a whole Saturday!. We also performed at all home football games, and in some local parades!. If you are in middle school there will be less time required!. You will have to find out what your school's guard is like, and see if you can arrange your schedule so that you can take part!.

Benefits: Looks great on your college applications (they want to see activities with significant time commitments)!. You will learn impressive skills, teamwork, possibly leadership!. You will overall become a better dancer!. You will meet new people and make new friends!. You will get to perform in front of audiences, and compete in competitions, both of which are surprisingly thrilling!.

I say you should go for it!. If it doesn't work out for you then you can quit!.Www@QuestionHome@Com