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Choreography [2]

Short description

Receiving and forwarding a pulse



Group size



5 minutes



The aim of this exercise is to improve

  • communicative behaviour

  • auditory and visual perception through concrete tasks

  • mental alertness

This game trains concentration, promotes responsiveness and improves group dynamics.


The teacher prepares the piece of music and the appropriate step sequence of a dance or a certain choreography for his target group.

To rehearse the step sequence, the children stand in a loose formation, facing the same direction. The teacher stands in the front row, facing the same direction as the children, so that the step sequences do not have to be presented in reverse.

The step sequence(s) is/are shown very slowly in individual sequences, danced and practised. The sections become longer as the dance progresses.

For dances in circle formation, the teacher stands in the circle with the children. In this case it is easier for the children to observe and, if necessary, correct the exercise.

The step sequences of a dance are sequences of movements that have to be memorized. Practicing and recalling such a choreography requires the highest level of concentration and also trains spatial orientation.

Songs and dances from the folk heritage offer a variety of possibilities to combine movement sequences with music and language. There are national institutions where one can access sources and information.

Background information for further reading

Cognition and consciousness

Auditory perception

Learning Fundamentals

Rhythm and rhythmicity

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