Interlingual Energizers/I like to dance

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Facilitator
amount 1
language level Full Star Blue.svgFull Star Blue.svgEmpty Star.svg (medium)
Participants
age 6+
group size 5-20
Setting
materials nothing special
space free space
time 5-10 min
Outcome
getting to know each other, ice breaker, introduction to pantomime / acting

The activity I like to dance (Deutsch: Ich mag es zu tanzen., română: Îmi place să …) is part of the collection of interlingual energizers. See a list of all activities.

Introduction

The introduction is also available in 1 other languages: Deutsch

Let's start with introducing our selfs. I think it's always hard to remember a lot of names at once. In order to remember as many names as possible we're going to connect every name with a movement.

Rules

The rules is also available in 1 other languages: Deutsch

  1. I say my name in the following way: "My name is Paul and I like to dance" (I make a movement which illustrates dancing.)
  2. Now everybody repeats what I did.
  3. You (the person next to me) continue in the same way: "My name is … and I like to …"

Possible extensions

  • Instead of saying what you like you can just make the movement and let the others guess. This emphasizes the theatre aspect.
  • There is another less theatre-focused version called It itches here.
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