Our Groups

Cadet/Novice

Les Eclipses Novice Class is composed of members who are in their first years in the world of Colorguard, ages 5 to 9.

It's the ideal platform to introduce children to the activity and give them the basic techniques on the colorguard equipment.

 

This group rehearses half a day per week and takes part in the Provincial AMQ- Art in Movement competition circuit.

No experience required. 

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Regionale A

For the graduating members of the Cadet class group as well as anyone who is 10 years and older can join Les Éclipses Regional A.  

This group learns more elaborate techniques on each equipment and incorporates showmanship into their performance. They prepare a slightly longer production that is also presented on the Quebec Provincial Colorguard circuit.

 

If you are a teenager with no experience who would like to explore the world of colorguard, the Regional A group is the best place for you. 

 

This group repeats weekly.

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Avancé

Our A class group is comprised of 13-23 year olds with previous experience. Rehearsal hours are more than with our younger groups, and more time is allocated to developing technical skills.

 

The group builds a show that blends dance, theatre, and use of equipment, and performs in Quebec as well as in the United States throughout the competitive season. The final performance is at the Provincial Championships in Montreal, in April.

 

Since no previous equipment experience is required to join Les Eclipses’ A class group, we strongly encourage those with dance or gymnastic backgrounds to attend our open house in September.

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Open

Les Eclipses Open is the elite group of the family.  Composed of experienced teens and young adults, this is the group that represents the City of Longueuil on the International Winterguard scene, traveling to the United States 3 or 4 times per season for various regional competitions and the World Championships. 

 

The number of hours and the rehearsals are more intense than that of the other groups and the techniques are more advanced.

Although technical experience on equipment is required at this level, we encourage young people who have a good background in dance or gymnastics and who wish to exploit them in another environment to try their skills at our auditions at the beginning of each season.

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Senior

Are you an adult who is passionate about the activity?  Do you wish to get in shape in an original and fun way? If so, the Senior group is for you.

Composed mostly of adults 21 and over, this group exploits the performance potential of its members while respecting their physical capacities and their availabilities.

The group rehearses only every two and performs in the Quebec Provincial Colorguard circuit.

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