Ice Breaker Games- Dance Party for Teens – Team Building Activities for large groups

Music: The Wire by HAIM
This MUVE Dancing Game is called “Circle Jump” and its easy to set up because they do not need markings on the ground.You can check out all the MUVE dancing games at

Here we are learning to assert ourselves as well as how to be considerate to others. The group forms a circle and one spot in the center is designated as the “Muse-Spot.” Individual dancers jump into the center to take the lead. The Caller can indicate the switches or he/she can let the individuals decide how long to remain in the center. As soon as the Muse-Spot is vacated another person can “jump” in.

Another variation of MUVE Circle Games: The dancers form a circle and the dance leader starts to demonstrate one “Move” (a simple, short movement pattern) which is picked up by everyone. Then the game leader designates the next Muse by pointing to another dancer. That dancer creates the next Move for everyone and then designates the next leader.
Leading dancers can stay within the circle or the rule can be that the leaders always jumps into the center.
If you are working with an inexperienced group you might want to specify the sequence of leadership ahead of time. For example start at one point of the circle and go one after another until everyone has a chance to lead.
To add even more inspiration for your dancers, you can give this dance a theme. You can use the MUVE Concept Cards to help students find creative ideas. There are various types of inspiration concepts (Bodyparts, Emotions, Motions, Opposites, Characters) available in our toolbox

Use our Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPSP) for more student activities with MUVE. Find the Curriculum and Lesson Plans

If you just want to dance for your own enjoyment, see the many free easy dance exercises available at the MUVE Video Blog at MUVE videos are free video workouts that can be done by kids, seniors and adults. Learn about all the ideas, concepts, videos and free inspiration tools from MUVE at the website

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1 Comment

  1. MUVEmethod
    March 13, 2015

    We are excited to be apart of Winners' Camp​ again this spring. This leadership program is so special. It gives us an opportunity to create a space for youth to creatively express themselves while working cooperatively as a team, sharing ideas. This is one of our 'Circle Games'.

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