PRACTICE / ORGANISATION Question-Answer
In this section, the dance moves are not the main focus; examples from the category Tips & methods provide concrete inputs for forms of organisations and exercises as well as inspiration for successful choreographies. The examples also contain suggestions for methodical-didactical implementation ways for working with music.
The focus is on a variety of actions to learn, use and arrange dance steps.
Acquiring and consolidating a movement pattern in Question-Answer present some variety. In the "question and answer" exercise, the first group performs a certain sequence of steps and a second group answers with a different sequence of steps (this is different from ping pong where both groups are performing the same sequence). This is a form of exercise to practice time lapses/temporal shifts.
- Experience with movement and music
- Music perception
- Feel for rhythm
- Sequence of movement has been acquired (sequence has been learned by heart)
Tips for implementation:
- After the introduction and implementation with the class, groups of 4 can be formed to do the exercise.
- Play some music during the practice phase (motivation). The sound volume can be varied.
- The "question and answer" exercise can also be done in pairs as an improvisation game.
Tips relating to the music: further information can be found under the heading Tips & methods > Music
- Good, motivating music is very important. Use songs that are currently popular every now and then. Bring faster and slower music to the lesson. These add variety and motivation to lessons.