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This is an Aquatic pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 14299)

I work a lot with mature adults and like to mix things up a lot....making them think and pay attention. (great if you have talkers...you know what I mean). I explain that a quilt is made up of blocks connected by strips of cloth. Our connecting strips are 8 counts of jogging in place. I will show them the first quilt square (a step of my choice) and then I will ask another student for another quilt square (a step of their choice), which we will connect to my quilt piece. We continue until everyone has contributed to the quilt. NOTE: this will only work if you class is 15 or less students. For a bigger class this would only work if you realize not everyone will be able to contribute a quilt piece.

Example:

It is great for making them remember sequences and builds to a fun piece of choreography. After a while I might pretend to "forget" the next step and they will yell out the step.

I then end the class with a nice relaxing cool down. It is always a lot of fun and it is neat to see which steps which people add on as their favorite.

Have fun and enjoy making a quilt with your class!

If jogging 8 counts between each step is too much for your students just delete it and go straight from step to step.



Added by Diana Duda at 6:10 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: dddanse@yahoo.com)
From: Glenwood, Illinois (USA)
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