The Blue Devil C Winter Guard has a rehearsal dress code. The staff asks that everyone wear dancewear. Sweat pants or shorts would also work. Please do not wear street pants. As the weather gets colder, layer your clothes. The staff needs to see your body movements. Your hair should be secured back from your face. Footwear will depend on the rehearsal site. You should always have athletic tennis shoes with you, dance shoes or socks or dance barefooted.
Some membership forms will be sent to you for an electronic signature. Others are available for printing. You can check the status of your assigned forms on your account page.
Printable forms (these will also be emailed to you as part of your member form packet):
BD Performing Arts is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for every person who participates in our organization. The following pages outline our policies surrounding harassment and misconduct.
You, the returning members are our best source of new members. Encourage prospective members to attend a rehearsal. No experience is required. All we ask is that you come with good attitude and a willingness to learn.
If you have any questions, please email Rick Odello.
- How much does it cost to participate?
- The exact participation fees vary from year to year, but generally the cost for participating in the Blue Devils C Winter Guard is approximately $100.
- Is there any financial aid available?
- There are a variety of scholarships that members can apply for.
- How much experience do I need?
- None. The C Winter Guard is a beginning-level activity, designed to be fun way for young performers to gain fundamental guard skills.
- Do I need to bring my own equipment?
- No. All equipment and uniforms are provided as part of the participation fee.
- How often does the guard rehearse?
- Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and weekends between October and early April.
- What kind of paperwork is involved in membership?
- Prior to full acceptance, each member must fill out a variety of forms. These forms include standard medical releases, medical history, policy agreements, etc. They will be sent via DocuSign for electronic signatures. You will also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate as well as a copy of your health insurance card. You can read all the BDPA member policies in the BDPA Handbook.