At one point in our "Stone Soup" show, the population of this little Old Western town gets so excited that they just want to dance. I have decided to teach them a simplified "Virginia Reel." It will be mostly variations of walking. The challenge will be changing directions. Because the area on the stage is going to be tight, I hope they don't all just bump into each other and make a tangled mess.
With that said, however, I have been surprised before at what kids can do.
The first is that if you are doing an outdoor production mid-summer in Utah, you better have the kids wear SHOES! My cement patio gets hot!
HATS can be hard to keep in place if the wind suddenly comes up.
Kids nowadays need to have plenty of time working in their COSTUMES. The concepts of keeping a shirt tucked in or keeping an apron from sliding around are mostly foreign.
We get started on our Summer Camp next week. Wish us luck!