So here's the choreography we used at the beginning of the Missouri Art Education Association keynote program in Kansas City last week.
- Extend both arms in front of you.
- Place your palms together.
- Clasp your hands.
- Which thumb is on top?
- Lift both thumbs toward the ceiling and re-clasp so the other thumb is on top.
- If it feels weird and unnatural, you're doing it right.
Nobody danced on the tables during my speech -- this time (next time, who knows?). And in the Creativity Cram Session I taught the next day, we talked briefly about using hand jive as a readiness ritual. So, ladies and gentlemen, to inspire you to get moving here's Johnny Otis with Willie and the Hand Jive.