Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pantomime: I Love To Dance

Today at New York City Ballet's Ballet for Young People I learned something amazing. One of the dancers in the company taught the audience pantomime! I learned a Pantomime for "I love to dance." Perfect, right? I am so excited because I was looking for something to "spice" up the reverence I teach to the littles. Actually, you could use this in every dance class.
Here is what it looks like:

Love (palms together out front)
Then place them on your heart...
To Dance (roll your arms, starting at your waist)
all the way over your head!
Optional: you can add bows or curtseys at the end to signify the end of class. I'm so excited to try it! I know the kids will just love it!

Do you practice pantomime with your students? I would love to hear!


  1. My little Magical Ballerinas would love to do this! What an awesome idea!

  2. This is absolutely adorable!! Love it!

  3. It's good to know that you want to learn more for your kiddies. This may help them become more interested in dancing. And when that happens, they will have the desire to get better and learn more. :)