For students, sequencing and remembering choreography may be challenging (especially for younger dancers).
To improve students’ sequencing use the following teaching tool/progression:
- Teach and Demonstrate Choreography with Dancers
- Call Out Counts and Choreography
- Secret Code: The Secret Code phase of learning choreography is a fun exercise for students. On certain sections of choreography, students may have greater difficulty remembering certain moves (e.g. floor work, formation changes, patterns, etc.). I love implementing gestures and “codes” for a quick reference for students if they need it (e.g. twirling your finger to indicate “form a circle”). They will use the code at first, but, eventually, they will be able to completely execute the choreography and routine without the secret code.
- Watching the dancers independently perform and retain choreography!