Whether you incorporate the BrainDance in your classes already or you’re interested in starting (which I highly recommend), this is the album for you! Brain Bop is a fantastic tool, as Kate offers several BrainDance tracks with guided cues. When I first started using the BrainDance, I had a difficult time remembering the sequence of patterns. These cues help teachers stay on track. Once you are comfortable, you can use one of seven instrumental tracks as background music for your warm-up. I also love using the instrumentals in my 1st-4th grade Creative Dance and Modern classes.
Early Childhood Warm-Up- guided seated BrainDance recommended* for ages 3 and 4.
Children’s Warm-Up- guided standing BrainDance recommended* for ages 4-6. Also comes as an instrumental track.
Guided Warm-up- guided standing BrainDance recommended* for ages 6-10. Also comes as an instrumental track titled “Aquamarina”. This BrainDance uses descriptive instructions along with anatomical terms.
Don’t miss these fun tracks!
Haunted House- guided BrainDance through a haunted house. I use this in my Kinder-2nd grade classes, although my 3rd and 4th graders often ask for it as well! The background music is a little spooky for the 4 and under dancers.
Brain Bop- A quick (under 3:30 minutes), upbeat guided BrainDance recommended* for ages 4-9.
Now that I am comfortable with leading the BrainDance, the instrumental tracks are really what I use on this album. “Rio Loco” is my go-to for a standing brainDance, “Montego” is perfect for obstacle courses or across the floor work, and “Floating Island” is great for the Rest and Redirect portion of my classes. They are long tracks too!
*All age recommendations are based on my personal teaching experience.