DIY Dance: Body Break

Body Break

Try any combination of these classic moves to get students’ heart rates elevated and their minds focused for classroom learning. Move for 10-15 minutes, and play music if you like.

  • Plies (knee bends)
  • Rises (heels lifts)
  • Shoulder rolls (forward and back)
  • Arm circles (one or both arms, same or opposite directions)
  • Leg swings (front & back, side to side or circular)
  • Twists (with arms or shoulders, hips, out to the side or overhead)
  • Jumps, Hops & Leaps (on two legs or one, on the spot or moving around the room)
  • Jumping Jacks (with arms overhead, behind the back, or playing “pattycake” with a partner)


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