Mirroring and Isolating the Body

A dance activity to practice and improve precision, clarity and quality in the use of body parts, actions and sensory elements when dancing.

step 1

Student pairs take turns acting as mirror and leader (the “mirror” will copy the movements of the “leader”).

step 2

From Mapping the Space activity, select parts of the body to isolate their pattern in. Start with an arm, then head, hips, or a foot.

step 3

Play and pause music to determine beginning and pausing (switching) points.

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