Entertaining College Kids

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jturk1000

And WHERE is Alma MI ?!
I've got a one hour block of time to entertain some college kids during a relay for life event. The event is indoors in a gymnasium. Last year there were probably about 50 kids or so, but most were pretty tired and were simply sitting near their booths. I did some line dancing and games. Throwing it out there - how would you spend your hour? What kind of ideas can you put in my head?

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bill_smith

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Jeff, if they are as tired as you indicated from last year, I think Kenny's suggestion is perfect. And you may be able to recall the response to the line dances and games you played last year. I think mixing it up and doing something different is a great idea.
 

jturk1000

And WHERE is Alma MI ?!
I raised a stink about the timing of my "power hour", last year, and the organizing committee placed me at a time when they thought would be better.

It went great! They committee had me take over right after a ceremony that had good attendance. So as the ceremony ended and before the kids had an opportunity to leave the center of the gymnasium, I hit them with a few line dances right away. That kept them there - and because I taught them Go Head Baby (which in my town is known to very few), I had even more people there than expected. This group usually responds well to line dancing, so we then moved to a mix of songs I pre-mixed. Given that I wanted to be out in the crowd with them, and I was operating alone, I pre-mixed 8 or so line dances together to make a 6 minute montage. I told them that they had to see if they could keep up with me :) The songs mixed together slowly at first (every 32 beats or so), then I had them mix at 16 beats between, 8, 4... until we were all switching between songs, moving so fast and laughing that we nearly collapsed at the end. Loved it! The I did two games of musical chairs/scavenger hunt, then two rounds of a game I've not tried with this crowd before - pole in the hole (two teams of 10) - they loved that, too. I could have probably thrown in some trivia or another game, but I had the sense they really liked dancing, so we did one more Go Head Baby and the montage once more - and my time was up.

I had my mind made up that I was going to tell the organizing committee that I'm out of it for next year... Maybe I'll stick with it again. Timing was everything, this year!
 

Old_Goat

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Great hook! You walked in knowing what you needed to do, STARTING with your set time. We've ALL done some of those, for sure. Glad you grabbed 'em out of the gate!
 
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