I am not putting together a play list for the halloween jam. I’ve asked the other teachers to bring their own music and use the theme. Much of the time teachers come and teach a regular song selection. That is fine with me.
Based on my last Jam repertoire, I’ve decided that I will lead a few songs from the routine that we created at Kripalu last month on a Nia choreography weekend with Casey Bernstein. I’ll be playing around with the idea of funny walks, scarey faces and a lot of hand gestures.
Really, any routine could be transformed into a Halloween routine if you make the focus Halloween. Here’s how:
- Over dramatize the moves.
- Use a lot of emotion.
- Do a lot of suspense and sudden moves.
- Play up moves that resemble:
- Opening the door for trick-or-treaters
- Pulling candy out of a bag
- Decorating for a party with spider webs and candles
- Carving pumpkins
- Zombie moves
- Ghostly moves
- Act out any characters you can think of and throw a “costume” party for one long song:
- Evil Step-Sister
- Wretched Teacher
- Psycho Nia Instructor
- Super Hero