Warm-Up of the Week: Ice Breakers

This week’s warm up is fabulous if you are starting out with a new class or group of performers. It helps student’s get to know each other and use their memories!

  1. Have student’s form two circles. Make sure the students on the inside circle are facing those in the outside circle.
  2. Have eack pair talk to each other for about three minutes.
  3. Have the student’s in the outside circle move two people along in a clockwise direction.
  4. Repeat Step 2.
  5. Repeat Step 3.
  6. Repeat Step 2 however this time the pairs move out of the circle and find a space in the room to talk privately.
  7. Student’s return to one large circle standing next to their final partner.
  8. Each student must share with the class what they learnt about their partner.


  1. I’ve been teaching drama to very young children for the past 20 years. However this year I’m teaching grade 7 and 8. Its a new ball game altogether! I found your games invaluable in getting to know my new class.

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