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Fun Group Games for Kids – Easy MUVE Dance Activities for Students

(If I ever feel better) Need an easy fun game for your kids or students? Try this super easy and fun game that gets your heart pumping and share creative expression. This MUVE Dancing Game is called the CIRCLE JUMP. There is one "Muse-Spot" (a sticker on the ground) in the center. When the game leader calls for a "Switch" the current lead dancer leaves the center and whoever gets to he center-spot fastest is the next Muse (dance leader). In this game the children are learning several things. One is to overcome their shyness and assert themselves by competing for the Muse-spot. Another is to mind others, not to bully and push but to be gentle in the process. It's important to discuss this at the start of the game. You can JUMP for a second time, but only if there is not another dancer who has not gone before. So we learn to look out for and encourage each other. Then when we get to the center we learn leadership by offering our movement ideas to the group as we practice our creativity by pulling fun dancing ideas out of thin air.

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Games for Large Groups – Dance Party Ideas Promote Fitness

(Counting Stars) This spontaneous dancing game teaches how to move as a team. We are playing with about 90 children, from kindergarten to 5th grade. This game is versatile, each snake could have two participants or can have 30+. This game is a crowd favorite, and sure to get your blood pumping. Each line is considered the snake. The head of the snake leads the rest of the body (other students) throughout the room. The head is also the MUSE (dance leader), creating the movement inspiration for the rest of the group. The snakes must work together to stay close and not run into other snakes.

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Elementary students learn to move in dancing game and to work as a team

(The Metro) Game Plan: "Follow the 3 Muses" with the addition of "Pearls on a String." Three dancers lead the whole group through this dance. There is a Center-Muse spot marked in red on the center Triangle. All follow the center Muse "loosely," that means in their own way. A Muse will always only offer movement suggestions. Everyone is free to follow or do their own moves, or any mixture of the two. We are learning to move as a whole group as well as moving together in teams of 3 dancers. Navigating throughout the whole room is exciting and challenging.

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Happy MUVE Dancing Party Game invigorates adults and children alike

There are many MUVE dancing games you can use to ignite a fun group activity at any party. Wether you are looking to inspire your own kids and their fiends at a birthday party, or want to inspire your church group to get to know each other on a playful level MUVE has got a game for you. The game above is called "independent TRIANGLES" and can be played in it's basic form without markings. Here is how to do it: Ask your guests to form teams of 3. Then let them decide who will be the first dance leader for their team. Let the leaders raise their hands and declare that the "spots" where they stand are now called the "Leader-Spots" (Muse-spot.) Then demonstrate the "Huli Huli" rotation principle with one of the Triangle-team. "Huli Huli" means: Everybody moves one position clockwise. Now we have a new leader in the Triangle. Have everyone practice the Huli Huli rotation without music first. I find it very helpful to place a sticker at the Leader spots. I makes it very obvious who are the Muses (leaders) at all times.

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Elementary school movement activity and agility game "Weaving" – dance exercise for kids

(Move around) In this MUVE dancing game teams of three student dancers negotiate using the space in between and around each other. Basic instruction: Move through the space created by your two fellow team members without touching each other. The students are learning to provide space for others as well as to claim space for themselves. When do I proceed? When do I claim the space. This community dancing game provides the opportunity to learn about teamwork and interaction. Because all three dancers move at the same time their physical agility is exercised. It's fast and it is fun. The more you practice the more fluent the team-movement becomes.

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Cupid Shuffle gets birthday party rockin' with MUVE Dancing Game "The Wave"

Play this game to bring back the dance to the party. The Wave is a simple dancing game that can bring out the fun in everyone. Each dancer leads one movement to the center and back while the others follow loosely. "Loosely" because MUVE is always spontaneous. There is no need to be precise. It's inherently not a performance but an experience. In opposite to other party dancing games, the goal here is not to outshine or "eliminate" the competition, but to inspire others by your example. There are no losers in a MUVE dancing game. The winners are those who realize the freedom to express themselves joyfully.

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Movement game for elementary students creates dance exercise fun and leadership opportunities

(Mi Nina) In this game we are learning to work as a team and lead each other in spontaneous dance moves. The dancing starts on the Triangle Grid. Each Triangle has a specific corner marked with a red dot. This is the "Muse-Spot", whoever occupies it is the leader of their triangle-team. When the teacher/caller gives the command to "Break out," the students on the red spots now lead their teams in a snake dance all around the room. After a while, the teacher calls a "Mix-up" and everyone finds a new triangle with new team mates. We start all over again on the Triangles until the next "Break-out."

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Fun party dancing game – Dance exercise for adults, seniors and kids.

MUVE has the best dance games for parties! For a quick body shaking movement break that brings people together- try out one of MUVE's easy dancing games. No experience necessary. This game is called "Pods & Pearls" and we are playing without any dancing grid. No set up or preparation needed! Just a couple of hand towels. This game is about synergy and cooperation, how we dance while connected and how to negotiate moving as a single organism. The groups of 3 dancers connect to each other with small towels. "Pearls" refers to creating a chain that explores the space of a room, and "Pods" means dancing connected as an undulating circle. As you can see, whether your group is a 'Pod' or a 'Pearl', there are endless movement possibilities. MUVE is social interaction made easy!

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School Physical Activity Game – Dance Exercise at School made Easy

(To Much Time) This MUVE Dancing Game is called the "Muse Circle." 7 kids are volunteering as lead dancers (Muses.) On the Caller's (game leader) signal. the Muses rotate clockwise into the next Triangle. With each rotation an new combination of dancers explore creative dance together.

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School Dance Exercise for Kids – Spontaneous Dancing Games for Students

(Strut) This is an example of a Double Revolving Game, one of the MUVE Dancing Games from The MUVE Curriculum, a Comprehensive School Activity Program CSPAP. With each "Call" dancers on the MUSE-Circle move one position clockwise, while everybody else moves one position counter-clockwise. This results in new team combinations for each Call.

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New dance party game gets everybody up and moving – Easy dance exercise fun for all ages

(Can't Hold Us) Eighty+ 5th-8th Graders celebrate their "Peace Day" with a MUVE Dancing Party. Removable stickers on the ground divide the students in four groups. Each section as stickers on opposing sides. One by one the children step forward to lead one movement into the center and back. If a dancer can't come up with an idea, the game-leader suggest the movement to the group so as to not hold up the process by waiting.

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School exercises for kids – Spontaneous dance fitness and social interaction for students

(Moves like Jagger) In a MUVE Dancing Game players inspire each other with their improvised dance moves. Every move is community property - anyone is allowed to copy/follow any move. The dancing games you are watching here is called INDEPENDENT TRIANGLES. It is one of the first games that was developed and continues to be a favorite for all age groups from children to adults, seniors and the elderly. 3 or 4 dancers alternate leading their little team in the dance.

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Interact while dancing & create movements as a pair connected by rags • Dance exercises for teens

(Move Around) Add some toy to your group dancing games and see how creativity ensues! Because MUVE is a spontaneous dance exercise method we do not choreograph any movement patterns. Movements are created on the fly. Inherently, this type of dance does not lend itself to holding on to each others hands. Usually, when dancers "hold hands" they are very likely to restrict each others movement. Dancing closely with a partner, without restricting each other, is the skill we are learning here. Using towels or rags adds about 10 inches of distance between the partners hands, which in turn allows a variety of maneuvers. As the students explore the possibilities, they learn to be mind-full of each other and to cooperate. Leading and following is non-verbally negotiated between the couples.

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Snake Dance Exercise at School – Fun Dancing Exercises for Kids with MUVE Concepts

(Another Night) These 4th Graders exercise at a MUVE dance after school program. MUVE school exercises are super easy to do with your students.For this spontaneous dancing game we taped MUVE "MOTIONS" Concept Cards to the floor. As the dancers enter the space they create movements inspired by the cards on the floor. At the same time we are also creating a group movement as we follow each other in a fast moving conga line.

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Dance Exercise for Teenagers – Creativity, Teamwork and Leadership Skills Training for Teens

(1, 2 Step) There are colored markers on the ground. Each group of 4 spots has a different color and one of them has a "double-spot" which we call "Snake-eyes." If you land on this spot you will be the first "head" and start leading your team in a SNAKE-Dance (conga-line) until the Caller calls for a "SWITCH & SCOOT." Now all dancers turn 180 degrees, the last member becomes the new leader (SWITCH) and, in an additional movement the old leader now scoots up by one position (SCOOT). This double action moves every player of the team into the leading position. Take a look. These participants have never MUVEed before and some can feel their shyness being challenged. MUVE dance exercises are great party activities for teenagers and adults alike. This spontaneous dancing game is super fun and easy for groups from 3 to 300. Just mark the spots and have a microphone for explaining the rules.

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Dance Activity Game for School, Party or any Get-Together – Spontaneous Dancing Fun for all Ages

(Get Lucky) At this summer's Winners Camp workshop we discovered a new MUVE Dancing Game (MDG) that is super easy to set up - actually can be played without any markings, but still works more smoothly on the Partner Grid. The name of the game is the "Tight-Rope-Slide". In this game, partners lead each other in dance, sliding as a pair (like on a tandem bicycle) from one side of the room to the other and back. Whenever the two dancers come to the "end of the rope" they turn 180 degrees and start moving to the opposite direction. The dancer in the front is providing the movement ideas until the turn, when the second dancer takes over the lead. To make it more fun we can throw in a "MIX-UP," that's when we break our partnerships and find a new partner to do the Tight-Rope-Slide again.

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NEW Group Dance Exercise Game – Navigate in a Joyful Motion Dance

(Pom Poms) This spontaneous dancing game teaches how to navigate though the space created by three people. As the teams weave in and around each other, each dancers has to physically negotiate and time his movement to not collide, to get his turn and to create openings for others. This is about confidently claiming ones own space as well as to look out for and provide opportunities for others. This MUVE Dancing Game is called "WEAVING" and is easy to set up. At minimum you want to put down one sticker for each 3-people team because this will give you the opportunity to call a "MIX-UP" to create new combinations of players. In MUVE we always dance with everyone and like to "mix-it-up." In this particular game we go from one weaving team right into the next one. You can also alternate between "independent Triangles" and "Weaving" (see instructions here http://muve.org/muve-dancing-games/

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Dance the Easy Disco Party Game – Make it the Hottest Dance Party Ever with MUVE

(Cut Me Loose) Get Your Party Moving! This MUVE Dancing Game is called The Partnering Game. People are randomly paired to create a spontaneous dance together. Every now and then the Caller calls for a "MIX." The pairs break up and everyone finds a new spot and a new partner. There are stickers at opposing outside edges. Each spot corresponds with one on the other side of the room. This is an easy to set up dance party workout that can bring much live to your party. Your guests can dance at their own level. They'll be giving their digestion a nice boost and will feel refreshed and invigorated after much dance excitement. Another great benefit is that everyone get to dance with everybody!

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Exercise in School – MUVE Dance Exercises promote Fun, Social Interaction and Health

(Riva) To date there are 18 MUVE Dancing Games explained and demonstrated at http://muve.org/muve-dancing-games/ . MUVE school dance exercises are so much fun to do, that the kids don't even realize that they are exercising. This MUVE Dancing Game is called the Cascading WAVE. Each dancer leads one movement into the center and back. This could also be played in a CIRCLE formation.

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Easy Dance Games for Kids – Catch The Beat with the 4 Count Lesson

(In the Bag) Learning to dance to the beat and move with the rhythm is easy to teach, using the MUVE’s Catch the Beat Lesson. Each song has an underlying pulse that marks time and common beat for all instruments. In this dance along video, students have the opportunity to experiment accentuating the common beat of the song, by slowing down and speeding up movements. In MUVE the beat is identified by acknowledging the most common 4 count. The Wave is a group mirroring game, where each side takes turns inspiring the other with new dance moves. The first group collectively chooses a dancing concept that they will dance to the center line. In response, the second group first watches movements, learn it and echo it back. In this version, the dancing concepts are given by a caller on each side. The Caller uses the beautifully designed MUVE Animation Cards to to give visual reference for dancers.

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Exercise Kids Like – MUVE Dance Games for Kids are Fun Physical Activities for School and Home

(If I ever feel better) This MUVE Dancing Game is called the CIRCLE JUMP. There is one "Muse-Spot" (a sticker on the ground) in the center. When the game leader calls for a "Switch" the current lead dancer leaves the center and whoever gets to he center-spot fastest is the next Muse (dance leader). In this game the children are learning several things. One is to overcome their shyness and assert themselves by competing for the Muse-spot. Another is to mind others, not to bully and push but to be gentle in the process. It's important to discuss this at the start of the game. You can JUMP for a second time, but only if there is not another dancer who has not gone before. So we learn to look out for and encourage each other. Then when we get to the center we learn leadership by offering our movement ideas to the group as we practice our creativity by pulling fun dancing ideas out of thin air.

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Dancing with Everyone – Mix-ups Create Social Connections for Students

(Thriller) Independent Triangles with Break-outs and Mix-ups. This is a great example of how you can "mix-up" your students to play with peers they might not otherwise seek out. This highlights the social aspect of the spontaneous MUVE dancing games. With MUVE, exercise in school takes the form of dance games for kids. It's easy and fun dance exercise your students will love! Students inspire each other with ideas for dance movements. Teams of three students dance on triangles marked on the ground. One position is specially marked as the "Muse-spot". Whoever lands on this marker is the lead dancer (teaches leadership skills) for the other two dancers in the team. When the Caller calls a "Break-out" all dancers freestyle around the room until the next call "Mix-up" lets everyone find a new spot in a new triangle with new partners.

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A Tu Lado- Dancing the Opposites

Watch these 3rd graders exercise in school, as students dance the Opposites and demonstrate MUVE's new Dancing Game- The Wave. In this MUVE Dance Lesson, Maggie shows children that dancing the opposites help dancers creatively explore the full range of their movements. The Wave quickly became one of MUVE's favorite exercise activities for kids because of how the whole group can collectively dance and share their dancing ideas altogether. The Wave is a group mirroring game, where each side takes turns inspiring the other with new dance moves. The first group collectively chooses a dancing concept that they will dance to the center line. In response, the second group first watches movements, learn it and echo it back. In this version, the dancing concepts are given by a caller on each side pensive. The Caller uses the beautifully designed MUVE Animation Cards to to give visual reference for dancers.

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Exercise Activities for Kids, Teens and Grown-ups

(Gotta Feeling) Teenagers and staff of the Winners' Camp in Hawaii, dance exercise in MUVE dance work shop. This group activity for teens is one of the MUVE Dancing Games. It is called a Muse-Circle Game with Center Muse. The whole group follows the lead of the Center-Muse loosely. Seven Muses alternate to lead the dancing exercises. MUVE Dancing Games are also great school exercises for kids and teens. You can MUVE in between subjects to refresh body and mind, or implement the MUVE School Curriculum, a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP.)

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Fun Activities for Teenagers – Gaga Song Telephone

(Telephone) Dance exercise and MUVE workout for teenagers. This MUVE Dancing Game is called a "Revolving" Game because with each "Call" every player moves to a new spot on a dancing-grid marked on the floor. There is an Outer and an Inner Circle. The Inner Circle is called the Muse-Circle, because it's dancers lead the whole group as they reach the "Center-Muse-Spot." Revolving Dancing Games require attention and cooperation. MUVE Dancing Games are also great dancing exercises for school. You can MUVE in classroom or create a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) for your whole school!

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Physical Activity for Teenagers – Dance Games for Kids and Teens LMFAO

(Sexy and I know it) Dance exercise in MUVE dance work shop at Winners' Camp. Use the MUVE Dancing Games as teenage party activities at home or in school, to give students the opportunity to playfully exercise, explore creatively, and build community. This MUVE Dancing Game is called a "Revolution" Game because at each "Call" every player moves to a new spot on a dancing-grid marked on the floor. There is an Outer and an Inner Circle. The Inner Circle is called the Muse-Circle, because it's dancers lead the whole group as they reach the "Center-Muse-Spot." Revolution Dancing Games require attention and cooperation. MUVE Dancing Games are also great school exercises for kids and teens. You can MUVE in between subjects to refresh body and mind, or implement the MUVE School Curriculum, a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP.) You can find the various MUVE Dancing Game Instructions and the MUVE School Curriculum at www.muve.com.

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Easy Partner Game- Spontaneous Dance Game for Kids

(Sweet Dreams) In this game students create a dance together with a partner. In preparation of this game, markers are placed on the long side-lines of the room. Spaced in about 3 feet intervals, each spot has a corresponding mate on the opposing side. When the Caller calls "MIX-UP" the connection is broken and all players find a new spot on the side-lines and see who their next partner will be. NOTE: "MIX-UPS" take time, especially for large groups. Make sure players know to help each other find the empty spots fast, so the dance can continue without delay. Encourage players to dance freely around the entire room and not get stuck at the center-line. Check the Dancing Game Page at the muve.com website! And these games are just as much fun for grownups!

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Performing Spontaneous Dancing Games with "Switch" (W Trav) Dance along workout young adults

This dance along video shows how you can perform a MUVE dance along for an audience or camera. Whoever dances in the center position is the lead dancer also called the Muse. In order to rotate all players through the Muse-Spot we are using the standard Triangle rotation and then switch the outside positions to move two new Muses into the center Triangle. Result is that all players get to be the lead dancer (Muse) and their position changes are nice and smooth with no-one disrupting the view of all dancers and especially the Muse.

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Dance Exercise Activities for Kids – Improv Dancing Game for Students.

(Good work) This is an example of a TRAVELERS Game, one of the MUVE Dancing Games from The MUVE Curriculum, a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program CSPAP. There are three different roles to play in a TRAVELERS Game. Each Triangle has a Muse-Spot (Red) a Home-Base (Green) and a TRAVELERS-Spot (Yellow). Upon the Call "Move" The Muses move clockwise on the Muse Circle into the next Triangle. The Travelers move counterclockwise to the Traveler-Spot (Yellow) in the next Triangle. The Home-Base player stays in place throughout the whole song and helps the other players find their spots. This game requires special attention, cooperation and sponsors creativity. It creates a new team of dancers every time a Move is called.

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Spontaneous Dance Workout Game for Teens to Taylor Swift Song

MUVE Dancing game "independent Triangles" to Taylor Swift song. This is a new kind of dancing lesson for Teenagers. Instead of following an instructor these young adults create their very own dance improvisation. They inspire each other in groups of three. This spontaneous dance party shows you how the concepts of the MUVE Dancing Games can animate large groups to dance for physical health. But mainly it's for fun - they don't even realize that they are doing a high intensity aerobic dance workout. Benefits are physical as well as emotional. Dancing improves cardiovascular health, exercises muscles and improves dexterity. It can wipe away worries and relax your mind. Free dance brings happiness through the physical joy of movement through music.

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Strut – Helix Game – 3rd Grade

(Strut) This is an example of a Double Revolving Game, one of the MUVE Dancing Games from The MUVE Curriculum, a Comprehensive School Activity Program CSPAP. With each "Call" dancers on the MUSE-Circle move one position clockwise, while everybody else moves one position counter-clockwise. This results in new team combinations for each Call. There is an entire School Dance Curriculum available for free at MUVE.com. Check out more free video workouts at the MUVE video blog. These low impact dance workouts help kids improve physical skills as well as offering opportunity for creative explorations in improvisational dance. MUVE Dancing Games also help children develop social skills, as they lead and follow each other and work on common tasks together in ever changing combinations of dancing teams.

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Spontaneous Dance Along Game Workout for Teens, School Students, Older Adults or Party Guests

MDG • Bajo Un Mismo Sol - Winners' Camp teens in their first "All Triangles MUVE." This is a dancing game set up where every person in the game gets to rotate into the center spot to lead the whole group! Again the grid on the floor is made up of Triangles. After all players in the center triangle have rotated to the "MUSE" Spot (leading spot) the 3 people of each Triangle move to the next Triangle on the grid and a new group of 3 dancers take over the center Triangle and the "lead" for the whole group. Dancing along is always loose and spontaneous. The MUVERS pick up the basic dancing idea from the MUSE and make it their own by interpreting the dancing in their very personal style. I play this dance game towards the end of the workshop when the kids have gotten used to the basic ideas of inspiring each other. They have already led each other in the more "private" independent triangles set up, where they were just leading each other in groups of 3. Now the whole group is watching, and it can bring up some insecurities for the novice, who is now put before the eyes of everyone to procure a creative idea. Simple dance moves are the answer! MUVE dancing games are dancing workouts for people of all ages. You can easily set up this easy dance workout with your groups of seniors, your party guests or your school class. For info on the Winners Camp for Teens on Oahu Hawaii please contact: Hawaii Leadership Academy. Life Skills Training for Teenagers, Personal & Academic Success at www.WinnersCamp.com • success@winnerscamp.com

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Mercy – Infinity Game

Pre-school teachers create movements inspired by the ideas of the MUVE Concepts. You can download the "MUVE Animation Concepts" as a PDF, then print it out and start playing. The Infinity Game is a crowd pleaser among all ages. This exercise activity is an easy dance workout that gives an opportunity to groove in the spotlight and cheer on those who are dancing. Set up the game in minutes by making two parallel lines with tape 5-8 feet apart and divide group of dancers in two. Participants stand on the lines and from the 'top' of the game, a dancer from each side pair up and boogie down the 'catwalk'. Pairs return to their beginning side, and the loop effortlessly continues with the next pair of dancers.

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Creative Movement Dancing to "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga • Playful workouts for teenagers

How do you get a group of teens to dance exercise? Let them play! The MUVE Dancing Games (MDGs) provide simple game instructions to liven up any group at school, at home, or at a party. This MDG is called "Catwalk in Pairs." Two parallel lines on the ground create a runway. Couples parade down the middle, split up at the bottom and move back to the top on the sides, while cheering on the next couples. This game has elements of creative movement exploration and the beginnings of performance skills training. The kids in this dance video are campers from the Spring Winners Camp in Hawaii. Lady Gaga's "Born this way" gets the teens in the spirit for letting loose their "locomotor skills" ( walking, jumping, skipping...) and even "non-locomotor skills" (bending, turning swaying ...) For info on the Winners Camp for Teens on Oahu Hawaii please contact: Hawaii Leadership Academy. Life Skills Training for Teenagers, Personal & Academic Success. www.WinnersCamp.com • Phone: 808-306-8008, success@winnerscamp.com

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FREE Multi-Generational Family Party Entertainment – Dancing at home made easy!

• Tight Rope • Grooving to the music relaxes your brain and makes your body feel good. It's a great stress buster. Break out of the box and get up and dance with us. It's so easy and it feels so good. I hope you will try it! This dance exercise video shows 9 dancers in 3 groups of three. It is called and "independent" TRIANGLE dancing game because each TRIANGLE has it's own "Muse-spot." The dancer on this spot will create the movement idea which the other two pick up as an inspiration for their own expressive spontaneous dance. As always we follow loosely. Get the free instructions for the MUVE family and group dancing games at www.muve.com. There are also many more dance workout videos online to dance-along at home. Find these easy cardio workouts at the site's MUVE-along video blog.

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Party and Exercise Play for Grownups – Community group dancing game and family entertainment

Me Pregunto • MUVE is always spontaneous; a dance action never to be repeated in the same way again, always new and unpredictable. There is nothing that needs to be remembered but the flow and beat of the music. MUVE is a mind relaxing, fun activity for physical release and rejuvenation. And anyone can do this joyful dance. MUVE dancing is a social event. It's not a competition to be better, but to inspire each other. We have permission to move simply and enjoy harmony of music and body. Exercise is a side effect, because the music rouses our energies. Movement means muscles working. Music animates your body-parts. End result is a physical dance workout that feels like play. If you are comfortable in your body, you can experience a state of bliss. If you are not used to dancing you might feel stiff and inhibited at first. Try dancing along with easy basic MUVES (see http://muve.org/method.html for MUVE dancing instructions.) and see how easy dancing can be. It's really great fun for everyone. MUVE can be great dance exercises for elderly people, middle-aged people, teenagers, schoolchildren and little kids. Everyone can groove to the music in their own way. We learn movements from each other on the fly. A lead dancer in MUVE is called a "Muse." In this dance improvisation video, the dancers have created 3 individual Triangles. Each Triangle has one "Muse-spot" and two "following spots." As they rotate clockwise, another player gets to lead the spontaneous dance. The Muse demonstrates her/his MUVES while the others follow loosely. As you follow, you are encouraged to explore your own spin on the MUVES presented by the Muse. There is never a need to be perfectly in sync because we don't worry about how it looks to the bystander, but only how it feels to the dancers. You are free to create your own MUVES anytime during the dance. Check out the MUVE Video Blog http://muve.org/blog/ and dance along for free any time of the day! Song: Me Pregunto by Julietta Venegas

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A Group Dancing Game is Exercise disguised as Play – Circular

www.muve.com • This dance was created at a MUVE workshop for Girlfest 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The dancers have lined up in a circle. One spot is marked on the ground as the "Muse" spot. The basic principle behind the MUVE dancing games (MDG) is, people inspiring each other by creating dance moves on the fly. The lead dancer is called the Muse. In this MUVEdance, the role of Muse is shared by all dancers. As they rotate clockwise another player gets to lead the improvised group dance. The Muse demonstrates her/his moves while the others follow loosely. As you follow, you are encouraged to explore your own spin on the moves presented by the "Muse." There is never a need to be perfectly in sync because we don't care about how it looks to the bystander, but only how it feels to the dancers. MUVE is not a performance, even though it can be presented to an audience. What makes it a MUVEdance, is the fact that it stays free from pre-engineered movements that call for mental concentration and perfection. MUVE is to be a fun activity for the reason of physical and mental enjoyment. And anyone can do this joyful dance. You are having fun playing together, and before you know it you actually got a workout done.These moves are great dance exercises for elderly people, middle-aged people, teenagers, school and little kids. Everyone can MUVE at their own pace. Check out the MUVE Video Blog http://muve.org/blog/ and dance along for free any time of the day! Song: Faster Kill Pussycat, by Paul Oakenfold

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How to set up the MUVE Dancing Game Grid

Watch how the MUVE Dancing Grid is set up. On instruction how to create the MDG-Grid-Maker-Tool see the curriculum pages at the MUVE Dancing Game Page of the muve.com website

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School Dancing Games foster Physical Activity and Creativity

This video shows a large group of 3rd grade students engaged in a MUVE Dancing Game. All students are new to MUVE. At the start of the session they learned to danced along to several dances lead by Maggie and some of their more outgoing class mates. Now it is time to lead each other in independent triangles. Each little group has 3 dancers. Everyone gets to be the lead dancer (Muse) for their triangle. The student/Muse decides how long to stay on as the lead dancer. When ready he/she claps hands and initiates the little group to turn clockwise to the next marker, and a new student/Muse takes over the lead. This game is physically engaging, a real aerobic dance workout, and no one is left behind. It's like putting your whole class on automatic pilot. The teacher doesn't even have to instruct or dance along. Aside from the physical activity students learn to experiment creatively, inventing movements on the fly. There is also an aspect of social skill development in a MUVE Dancing Game. Students dance with different classmates each time. Children who might not normally "hang out" together now have a chance to connect in dance. MUVE Dancing Games are exercise routines for kids and stress relief activities for kids.Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The physical, mental and social benefits of regular physical activity for youth are well documented. Along with physical education classes, students need physical activity opportunities throughout the school day. MUVE Dancing Games (MGDs) provide inspiration and motivations to students of all ages and physical shapes. MUVE dancing is a physical activity opportunity that meets the needs and abilities of most students, including children with disabilities and those who are overweight. MUVE dancing energizes large groups physically and creatively. It activates in a non-competitive way. The focus is on releasing physical inhibitions and sharing ones creative movement ideas with others. Find out more about MUVE Dancing Games at www.muve.com

Dancing Games, Workshops

4-year-old preschooler leads improvised group dance – Fun Dance along workout for YOU!

Little Allen leads us here at a workshop for GirlFEST. Just watching the video will not give you the whole experience, so we invite you to actually get up and dance along with us! As always, the leading Muse only supplies ideas that you can pick up or ignore. There is no must do in MUVE. Follow loosely. The three Muses in this dance along workout demonstrate a Basic Triangle MUVE dancing game. MUVE Dancing Games are group dances and excellent exercise activities for kids as well as older adults. The spot in front is where the MUVE is created. This "Muse"-spot, and the positions of the other dancers are marked on the ground. There are different MUVE Dancing Games for any number of players. They offer stress relief for kids, exercises for older adults and workouts to get in shape for the whole family. They can get the family up and moving for better health and happiness. Learn how to play the MUVE Dancing Games and get healthy dance aerobic exercise right at home at muve.com.

Dancing Games, Young MUVE

High School Musical • Spontaneous Dancing Workouts for Teenagers

www.muve.com A Group Dancing Game at a Winners' Camp staff workshop, 8/2010. This spontaneous dance video demonstrates how much fun a large group of people can have with a stack of paper plates. Toys are often used in MUVE Dancing Games (MDGs) to ignite creative play. Having two plates in your hands shifts the focus from thinking to playing. This super lively improvised dance is an "independent TRIANGLES Dancing Game." All players have formed groups of three, and each triangle has it's own "Muse," as we call the lead dancer in MUVE. Independent means that the inspiration comes from within the each triangle, and not from a singular, central Muse-spot, which is common in many MUVE dances. All triangles are continuously rotating, and everyone gets to be the lead-dancer (Muse) for as long as they choose to. Being a dance leader to just two other dancers is less intimidating for the novice. All dancers in this games are new to MUVE, which proves the point that you do not need to be prepared to do a MUVE-dance, just willing to let loose and have fun with your friends at home, in school or anywhere you can find a dance floor. MGDs are great disco party games, a wonderful way to connect with friends and loved ones in an easy cardio workout that is full of fun, excitement, creativity and community. Download the FREE instructions to this and other MUVE Dancing Games at www.muve.com.

Dancing Games, Workshops

Shake It Off – Multiple Triangles Dancing Game

Here all participants are creators in MUVE's Independent Triangles Game. Each triangle has a "Muse-Spot". Whoever lands on the spot is the lead dancer and the provides dancing inspiration within their triangle. To initiate a change, the "Muse" claps hands and turns, before moving one spot clockwise. The dancers follow loosely. There is no need to be precise. MUVE dancing is about having fun and exploring creative dance moves. This game is a good icebreaker to practice the role of the Muse. Each Muse only leads two fellow Dancers. This may make it easier for shy people to enjoy being a Lead Dancer.

Dancing Games

We Got The Party- Multiple Triangle Dancing Game

Three groups of 3 dancers demonstrate at the Senior Expo 2010, how a simple set-up with markers on the ground can animate any group of willing participants. NO practice or rehearsals are necessary because a MUVE dance is always spontaneously created. This is an easy way to get motivated to get in shape at home with your own family. Try it out with your kids. They can use the exercise as a break from their many hours of sedentary fun at computer games and television. And you can probably use some invigorating movements too. Chances are you don’t give yourself enough time to play. Dancing games relax your mind and invigorate your body – they are a healthy physical activity that doesn’t cost you a penny. As you can see 4 and 84 years olds can play this dancing game together. Play it with your guest at your next party!

Dancing Games

Shake it up – Circular Dancing Game

This MUVE Dance Exercise Game is super easy to initiate. Line up your dancers in a circle and mark one spot as the "Muse-Spot." Whoever dances there is the lead dancer, and supplies ideas to the rest of the group. The other dancers interpret the ideas to their own hearts content and make it their own style, size, shape, tempo or energy level. This dancing game can be played by pre-schoolers and seniors alike. And, they can do it together! When the game leader called "Huli Huli" (a Call of the MUVE Dancing Games) all dancers step one position clockwise and a new Muse takes over the lead.

Dancing Games

Blue Suit Boogie – MATRIX Dancing Game

This MATRIX MUVE Dancing Game shows 5 dancers taking turns to lead. You can download the detailed instruction with the link below. In this set-up two triangles are created with the Muse-spot the middle. This is one of my favorite games because you never know when you'll be up next. It's always surprising how quickly a dancing game will get your energies flowing.

Dancing Games, HIGH Energy MUVE

Dance Exercise for Students and Teens – Spontaneous Dancing – Partnering Game

(Crazy Rap) This is one of the easiest games to set up and play. In this game teens create a dance with a partner, inspiring each other as they dance freely around the whole room. When the Caller calls a "MIX-UP" the connection is broken and all players find a new spot on the side-lines and see who the next partner will be. At the Call "PAIR UP" the new pairings connect at the center line and the dance continues. NOTE: "MIX-UPS" take time, especially for large groups. Make sure players know to help each other find the empty spots fast, so the dance can continue without delay. To avoid confusion on leadership, after each MIX-UP the Caller can designate one side to be the Muses (dance-leaders) for the next section. SET-UP: In preparation of this game, markers are placed on the long side-lines of the room. Spaced in about 3 feet intervals, each spot has a corresponding mate on the opposing side. When all players occupying a spot the Caller signals "PAIR-UP" and each pair meets at the center line. Encourage players to dance freely around the entire room and not get stuck at the center-line

Dancing Games, MUVE with Allen (Pre-schooler)

Acoustic Swing- Dancing Game

November 2009 - This is a TRIANGLE 5 Dancing Game. Three dancers in the middle take turns leading. Even small children can dance as a Muse. Whenever they loose concentrations, call a rotation within the center Muse-triangle ("Huli-Huli"), and move a "fresh" Muse into the lead. This dance also demonstrates a "switch." After each of the three Muses had a chance to lead, I "called a switch" for the outside positions. This rotates two new Muses (lead dancers) into the triangle.