STEP #0: Preparation for leading a session, class, workshop…
Defining the goal, purpose of teaching
Setting up an 8-step structure
Setting up your musical playlist
STEP #1: Beginning the session
Creating a safe space
Opening the session
Setting up the rules
STEP #2: Ways of establishing quick trust, connection, playfulness and flow in the group
Modality: Calling the tribe
Modality: How do I feel?
Modality: Funny “icebreakers”
Modality: Can we all sit on each other’s lap at the same time?
STEP #3: Energizers: Warming up the body and lifting up the energy and spirit
We have to become physically fast to calm down the mind!
What to do if somebody in the group doesn’t want to cooperate or is acting like a “trouble child”?
Modality: Clear information, Emptying the body (of fear and expectations) & Absorbing the impact
Modality: Playful Catching/Tagging game
Modality: Floor Football
Modality: Happy Feet folk dance
Modality: Pressing Down/Lifting Up
STEP #4: Breathing as a carrier of awareness
Integrated from different practices like: Pranayama, Tai Chi, Qi Gong...
Modality: How to breathe and how to use breath?
Modality: Core Energy activation and working within the flow of the energy
- What to do if some participants get afraid, dizzy, etc., and want to quit the exercise?
STEP #5: Dynamic muscle warm-up & Dynamic stretch meditation
Modality: Dynamic muscle warm-up
Modality: Dynamic stretch & yoga meditation
Modality: “SIPA” jumping
STEP #6: SOLO, DUET, CONTACT and GROUP dance improvisation tools
SOLO improvisation dance tools
Modality: 3Q (Three Qualities)
- Spiral – Architectural
- Traveling – On the Spot
- Stable – Off Balance
Modality: Trace and connotation / Training of movement perception
Modality: Opposites as movement qualities
Modality: “Stealing” & Transforming for building up dance qualities
Modality: Sourcing vs. Performing
Modality: Using one’s own habits for creation
Modality: Surprise Breath