Do this quick warm-up in any class to get those muscles going! While seated or laying, pull knees into chest (snowball) then open to straddle with arms reaching (snowflake). Repeat 8X, then stand up. Jump apart with arms reaching to high corners (snowflake), then jump together and contract (snowball). Repeat 8X!
FREEZE AND MELT
Challenge your dancers' control and ability to fill the music, in any style class. Teach 32 counts of any combo or phrase. After they execute that, your dancers must reach, releve', or balance on 1 foot for 8 counts, then melt slowly to the floor for 16 counts. Then they must dance their way up for 8 counts and begin your phrase again!
WHAT'S YOUR SNOWMAN NAME
If you were a snowman, what would your name be? And what’s your signature step? Click the picture below to get your free printable Snowman Name worksheet. Use it during class or at the beginning of a camp to break the ice (pun intended!). As a group, figure out everyone’s snowman name and then practice the special steps together!
CRAFT STORE SNOW PROPS
From December through February, snow props are a dance teacher’s best friend! Look for foam snowflakes, snowman cut-outs, and yarn snowballs too. Use them in obstacle courses, parachute activities & more.
For immersive and imaginative lesson plans & games that bring SNOW to life - and use props to move important dance concepts forward - check out my winter dance resources!