Sometimes you just need to dance it out. Kids release their energy in Freeze Dance Party, a popular Recess Enhancement Program (REP) game.

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Freeze Dance Party

Who: Grades K-5    

Players: 10+    

Time: 10 minutes+    

Where: Auditorium, cafeteria, classroom, gymnasium, hallway, library, playground    

Equipment: None 

How to Play 

  • Players line up standing 6 feet apart from each other. 
  • It's time for a dance party! But it's not an ordinary dance party, it's a FREEZE dance party.
  • The facilitator is the freeze dance leader. When the leader starts dancing, everyone can dance! 
  • When the freeze dance leader stops dancing, all players freeze and stop dancing. 
  • If a players are caught dancing when they should be frozen, they do five jumping jacks, squats, or lunges. 

Check for Understanding  

  • When do players dance? When do players freeze? 
  • What happens if players are dancing when they should be frozen?

Game Tip  

  • Add some music! When the freeze dance leader plays music, participants dance; the music is paused, players freeze.

Conflict Resolution Tip 

  • Only the freeze dance leader controls the dancing, but you can rotate who the freeze dance leader is so everyone can have a try.

PLAY: REP IT OUT  

Easy: The freeze dance leader says, "freeze,” and stops dancing. 

Medium: The freeze dance leader does not say, “freeze,” but stops dancing. 

Hard: The freeze dance leader rapidly switches between dancing and freezing to trick players.  

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