The Blue Devils Special Needs Guard, the Color Guard, is a choreographed performance that includes dance moves to music and the spinning of equipment such as flags performed on an indoor basketball court.
Instruction includes basic dance moves, traveling combinations, and flag spinning techniques. The final performance is choreographed to highlight each member's skills.
The program is an important part of the Blue Devils Performing Arts (BDPA) which offers young men and women between the ages of 8 and 22 high quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of musical and dance performance. Founded in 1957, BDPA’s objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional, mental, and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort.
Entirely community-funded, the direction of BDPA is guided by a dedicated and unified effort of volunteer parents and a professional teaching staff, who work in close harmony with the young members to create and maintain a proud, responsible, youth organization. All instruments, instruction, and costumes are provided to participants who pay a modest annual participation fee.
Learn more about Concord’s own Blue Devils and how you can support them: https://www.bluedevils.org/programs/special-needs-guard/about/