When you are teaching your girls different formations it is extremely important that the transition from one formation to another is smooth. The girls shouldn't be bumping into each other or have too far to go. For example, one girl shouldn't have to go completely across to the other side and another girl only take one step.
When I'm working on different formations I get a list of my girls get a few pieces of paper and mark them as X's like below. I also write the girls name below the x. This way at practice I have it all drawn out for me. Using the X's also helps with transitions. If you can draw a line from one position to the next without hitting another x the transition should be smooth.
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