Improvisation Prompts & Activities


Do you want to shake up your online or in-person dance classes? Improvisation is a great way to keep students engaged and learning safely online and in socially-distant classes! The Holistic Collection of Dance Improvisation Prompts and Activities features 25 ideas for dance improvisation, from solo explorations and prompts, to games and community building activities. These ready-to-use exercises are designed to help students of dance genres and all skill levels grow as dancers, artists, and individuals – all while helping you save time in your lesson planning process! Whether you are introducing students to improv for the first time, or want to challenge your advanced students with new improv concepts, this collection will make it easy for you – and fun for your students! Some activities titles include: Into the Floor, Environment Dances, 4 by X, and Birds on a Wire. The activities can be easily adapted for online classes and/or social distancing.



This ready-to-use guide is perfect for the busy dance teacher who wants to incorporate improvisation into their classes without having to do a lot of extra planning. Teachers who are new to improvisation will benefit from the detailed explanation of the learning objective and instructions for each activity, as they make introducing improvisation into your classes a breeze. Experienced improv teachers will be able to give their classes a breath of fresh air with new and innovative activities, and can benefit from the list of ways to adapt each exercise for multiple uses. The activities are accessible and fun for students who are new to or apprehensive of improv. They also challenge and inspire more experienced improvisers.

The 25 activities include solo and group explorations of space, time, energy, initiation, and level, as well as activities to foster personal expression, creativity, and teamwork. The activities can be adapted for use with students of most dance genres and skill levels, and are recommended for students age 8 and up. Each activity listing includes a description of the primary learning objective, instructions, ideas for adapting or changing the exercise, and discussion questions.

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This resource is also available as part of The Holistic Dance Teacher Bundle, with resources to help streamline your workload and foster a more positive studio culture. Get the full collection and save!


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