1. Comedy. (Theater)
2. Surprise. (Theater)
3. Props/visual aids - including unusual props as attention grabbers. (Theater)
4. Movement (Movement/Dance)
5. Auditory elements - Music, singing and storytelling. (Music and Theater)
6. Appeal to the imagination! Include moments when students pretend.
Use a number of different Performing Arts Tools in your lesson so that you have plenty of variety. Variety can help keep children (and adults) engaged.
Shape a lesson and the activities in it by using performing arts tools:
a. Dynamics–louder moments, quieter moments.
b. Dramatic pauses to create some anticipation.
c. Rhythm the timing and pacing. (Theater)
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