Ok, so I mentioned that I'm a substitute teacher and that I really love it. Well, today I had the Best sub job ever!
Today I subbed for a music ed. teacher at an elementary school and we played games about musical styles and musical instruments and that was cool, but the BEST part was a game called "Freeze Dancing."
For this game I played a song from one of the different music styles we learned about (reggae, rock, hip hop, country, classical and jazz) and all the kids just went crazy dancing! (me too, I confess!) Then I pressed the pause button and they all froze where they were. They loved it and were such great dancers!
The tip I have for today comes from Freeze Dancing! I guess I forgot how much fun dancing can be, but seeing those kids with huge smiles on their faces and just GOING TO TOWN bustin' moves right and left made me remember that dancing is GREAT fun- not to mention a great way to get moving and lift your mood and metabolism.
If you've got kids, try playing "Freeze Dancing" with them, or if you're alone just put on some rockin' tunes and set the timer for 15 minutes and dance your heart out. Some of my favorite songs to bust a move to are:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3xafme2PWA "Why Should I worry" by Billy Joel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aLFmVwbxro "Beautiful Liar" by Beyonce and Shakira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lFXy5bIiSA "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
Have fun rockin' out!
P.S. What are your favorite songs to rock out (or work out) to?