Group Mirror is my favorite ensemble warm-up. This experience brings the group together for collective movement in a meditative and meaningful way. This experience works well with all ages. It also works in a virtual space.
How to Play
Participants will begin in an ensemble circle or in their own space where they can see the leader.
(Use smooth fluid movements with or without music).
The leader will lead the group with slow fluid movements.
The participants will mirror the leader.
The role of leader can switch. The leader may say the following: “Without stopping Sara is now the leader”.
Everyone would then continue by following the new named leader.
This can be done with or without music.
Partner Mirror: This experience can also be done with two people instead of a group. Each person would have a turn being the leader.
Simple Movement Ideas
Focus on the leader.
Stay in the moment.
Clear your mind.
Don't anticipate movement.