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					Physical and Vocal
    Warm-ups
  Physical Warm-ups

Keeps your muscles from getting pulled or
strained
Keeps you from getting cramps
Keeps you from messing up with blocking
or action
Helps to keep you warm and energized!!
     Vocal Warm-ups

Keeps the voice from getting hurt or you
from losing your voice
You will sound better
Will project your voice better
Less likely to stumble over lines and the
audience will be able to understand what
you are saying and doing
  Examples of Physical
       Warm-ups
Rolling Head
Rolling Shoulders
Roll Body Down
Stretch up as High as You Can
Stretch Legs and Arms
Standing on Toes (balance)
BOING! (energy)
    Examples of Vocal
       Warm-ups
BIG FACE and small face
Rolling your Tongue IN your Mouth
Stretching Tongue OUTSIDE your Mouth
Open Mouth W I D E and Closing it
Projection Exercises
Tongue Twisters—To be said slowly and
clearly. They are meant to help you speak
better
    Starting Warm-ups

Begin in a circle, everyone facing inward
Breath in 3 times—deep breathes
Dominos
– First with just NOISE
– Then with MOVEMENT and NOISE
– Finally with just MOVEMENT
Counting with ENERGY and EMOTION
  (counting in the circle)
       Consonants

Pronounce the sounds of the hard
consonants clearly as a group…


     D, L, K, C, P, N
    ‘Round the Rough

 ‘Round the rough and rugged
   rock the ragged rascal ran.

(Repeat several times, possibly in
 different tones, volumes and
 accents)
          Toy Boat

           TOY BOAT

(Repeat several times, possibly in
 different tones, volumes and
 accents)
            To Sit…

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark
   dock
In a pestilential prison with a life long
   lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp
   shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a
   big black block.
 Whether the Weather

Whether the weather be cold,
Whether the weather be hot,
We’ll be together, whatever the
 weather
Whether we like it or not!
       Red Leather…

Red Leather, Yellow Leather…
 (Repeat 10 times and then switch)

Yellow Leather, Red Leather…
 (Repeat 10 times)
     Rubber Baby



Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
  (Repeat several times)
     Quarter till Two
At a quarter till two at two today, a quarter till
  two at two,
A thing distinctly hard to say, yet harder still to
  do.
With a beat a tat-too at a minute till two,
And a rat-a-tat-tat-a-tat-tat-a-tat-too.
And the dragon will come when he hears the
  drum at a quarter till two, at two today,
At a quarter till two, till two.
   Unique New York

Unique New York, Unique New
 York.
You know you need Unique New
 York.
(Repeat several times)
 Russian Wrist Watch

      Russian Wrist Watch

(Repeat several times. Make sure
     you pronounce all sounds
   clearly. Use different tones.)
       Kinky Cookie

         Kinky Cookie

(Repeat several times. Make sure
     you pronounce all sounds
   clearly. Use different tones.)
The Vowels (aka AEIOU!)

(Loudly and Actively)

         A E I O U
(Quietly and Calmly making the Y with your
  arms)
          And Sometimes Y!
 (This is both a physical and vocal warm-up)
                   YES/NO
Approach a person in the circle and say “YES” to them—
  that is all you may say. You are making a statement to
  them. Make sure you put character into your statement.
The person will then respond “NO” in character with
  emotion. The s/he will move on to another person with
  a “YES”.
“Yes”s and “No”s should be different. Establish a
  connection and get a response. Use emotion in what
  you say.
Once you have approached someone, you will sit in their
  spot on the floor.
              BOING!
In lines
IN CHARACTER—
  Jump 8 times to each side.
  Jump 4 times to each side.
  Jump 2 times to each side.
  Jump 1 time to each side.
  When you get back to the front, jump up
  and shout BOING!
             Shake Out!
In the circle, facing counter-clockwise
IN CHARACTER—
Shake each limb (right arm/hand, left arm/hand, right
   leg/foot, left let/foot) FIVE TIMES.
   Then FOUR times.
   THREE times.
   TWO time.
   ONE time.
   The jump and say BOING!!
Controlled Breathing

 Physical and Vocal Warm-up
For speaking long lines
Physical Activities
Relaxation!

				
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