Asking to Dance in Class

asking-someone-to-danceWe’ve started having our students asking each other to dancing during class rotation. We got this idea from Sam Carroll over in Sydney, Australia. I think this is a good idea for a few reasons.
1. It gets the students used to asking each other to dance and waiting for a “yes” response before making connection. I’m not sure what I’d do if they’d say “no,” but I’m sure we’d figure it out.

2. This sets a precedent for the social floor – how to ask someone to dance. Namely that you use your words instead of assuming or using what you think might be good non-verbal cues.

3. It leads to a more social atmosphere where they’re talking and making eye contact with each other. Yay!

What do you think the other benefits might be?