20 Minute Warm Up • 50 Minute Instruction • 3 Minute Cool Down and Review
The overview should be your introduction to the class, who you are, what you are teaching, and why. Is there a theme for the day? Touch on your objective.
What you will be focusing on in that class. ex. music, pivoting, connection, floor patterns.
How is the warm up preparing your body for the moves to come? Think about the time of day and read your room, as this will determine what you should do. Also take into account your own needs. If you are a Licensed Instructor, be sure to reference the Warm Up Add Ins to correspond with the moves to follow.
You can always add in more or take out some conditioning moves; it depends on what you are teaching and your student’s needs. This section is just for you to make sure you have at least one, and that it is not always the same.
Across the Floor
Not every class will have an across the floor drill, but most of them should. Across the Floor drills help students learn a move by repetition. It also gets them moving.
A quick list of moves or sequences that you are teaching, titles only.
This is a more detailed breakdown of what makes up your moves. For example, the Buttercup Sequence consists several moves, and you would break those down here, along with other teaching notes that you don’t want to forget.
This is an example of how the moves you are teaching string together. You do not have to have one. There are pros and cons to both.
In a Liquid Motion® Class, the freestyle is mandatory for you to provide, but the students are never forced to do it. This should be a time when they can just let go. Some students may feel like they want to incorporate what you just taught them. Remind them that they can do whatever they want. BUT the most important thing is that you don’t see them thinking. Remind them of this as well.
This section is a gift from the creator. Jeni knows that it is important to take notes after your class as to what worked and what did not. Keep these notes and add them to you outlines. This will only help you down the road when you want to repeat a class.
Cool Down & Review
Review – Three minutes is ideal to cool down, along with a quick review of the objectives of the class.
Handout – The Handout is a way to keep your students actively thinking about movement. The Handout should pertain to something with movement.