The Australian Ballet

Steamdance Resource: Games

STEAMDANCE Resource

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Games can break the ice, help to physicalise complex concepts, create a shared dance vocabulary and encourage students to create new movements in a fun way. Below are some examples of movement games that can be tailored to suit many different themes and are great starting points for generating movement that can later be used to choreograph a dance. These are designed as a foundation for teachers to build upon, depending on the age group, theme and learning outcomes required.

Steamdance Stage directions

Stage directions

A movement game linked to directions, spatial awareness, mapping and locomotion.

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Steamdance Movement Code

Movement code

A game that requires memory, creativity and the use of numbers.

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Steamdance Stop Go Up Down

Stop. Go. Up. Down.

This game is designed to warm up, and instil spatial awareness, quick-thinking, listening and responding.

Download 'Stop. Go. Up. Down.' PDF resource
Steamdance Move and Freeze

Move and freeze

This game can be used as a fun way to create static positions and movement pathways. It’s a great energiser and uses memory, quick thinking, rhythm and rhyme.

Download 'Move and freeze' PDF resource