I usually don’t post ideas until I try them with my dancers, but I am going to try this dance on Saturday and thought maybe you might want to plan to do it in your classes for V day. I had this idea on the train yesterday and I think it’s going to be so fun! For valentines day last year I made these. Here is my idea for designing a whole class with X’s and O’s.
1) X and O Exploration: How many ways can you make an X and an O with your body? X’s are straight, O’s are round. Can you make an X standing up, how about on the floor? Can you make an O down low, what about up high? Can you travel your X and O? Can you make them with a partner? Back to back? With different body parts? Make it jump, make it roll? The possibilities are endless!
2) Hugs and Kisses Pattern: Assign half the class to an X and half to an O. The see if they can line up every other one to make a pattern. I don’t know about your dancers but my dancers love to make patterns! XOXO until all of the hugs and kisses are in the line.
3) XO Transformers: Make an X or an O and then ask them to transform into the other one in 8, 4, 2, or 1 count. For 8 counts the transformation will be very slow, for 1 count it will be so fast!
Have you ever tried a whole themed class? This is will be so fun to incorporate plus it teaches about shapes! Are you doing any Valentines Day Dances? I would love to hear! 🙂