Count fast down from 8 to 1 while shaking each body limb as a group
raise the energy level
Together (teacher included) everyone shakes out their limbs – right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg – in descending counts starting at 8 each and ending with 1 each.
KEY – Everyone commits to having their heads up, and to making eye contact with every other player at least once during the warm-up.
You can’t be in your head – or looking at your feet – worried about looking silly. If we’re all committed and playing without shame, what happens? We’ll smile at each other. We’ll laugh.
Improv is mutually assured embarrassment! But the only person who looks “silly” is the person who’s not committing to the group.