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Icebreakers are games and exercises that bring people of all ages together. Through icebreakers the participants share new experiences. Icebreakers facilitate a positive atmosphere and strengthen the social bonds of a group, using music and games to get there.
You get 72 pages of the icebreakers of today. More than 50 ways to break the ice wherever it is needed. Lots of suggestions for alterations, modifications and a bunch of progressions to get your the good vibe going.
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Being part of a group can be a great experience. It is fantastic when
every member of the group contributes in achieving a common goal. When the time spent together just flies by and when everyone is in
a good mood and spirits are high.
Icebreakers are games and exercises that bring people of all ages together. We have introduced icebreakers to all kinds of groups over the past ten years. From these experiences we have drawn an important lesson: Integrating icebreakers as a core activity in any type of group work creates and sustains a good atmosphere and strengthens the social bonds in the group.
First impressions and getting off on the right foot are crucial if you want to establish a positive feeling in the group and promote good working relationships. Playfulness and the willingness to make mistakes are key elements in creativity and letting ideas flow. Trust, team spirit and respecting each other as individuals are some of the underlying pillars that make ideas grow. In some groups, people already know each other from earlier for better or for worse. In other scenarios, people might be strangers to each other and feel somewhat insecure. Some may be nervous about how to go about solving the tasks at hand, while others are bursting with ideas and can’t wait to get started. Some may be tired or unfocused, because they are preoccupied with other matters that are unrelated to the project. Icebreakers are tools that enable the group to establish a common ground before addressing the topic of the day.
Icebreakers allow group members the opportunity to welcome and introduce everybody, establish eye contact, learn each others names, shake hands and get comfortable with one another in a playful way. They highlight the importance of each group member and shine a light on each person’s unique set of skills. By using icebreakers the participants get to know each other better by collaborating two and two, in smaller groups and as a whole. The group members solve small tasks together and collaborate on creating and developing new ideas in an informal way.
Icebreakers are great, because they are games, where you can shed the role you would normally hold in a group. Someone who does not normally speak up or take leadership can be in charge and be heard and seen in a new way. The chosen leaders or the ones often taking the lead are given an opportunity to step back, listen, follow and support the other group members, all the while gaining new perspectives and seeing the potential of each member of the group.
Fostering the group members’ musicality is central to many of the icebreakers, because establishing a sense of rhythm, practicing music and dancing are activities that ensure people are in synch with each other. Building a musical groove is in many ways similar to building a machine. Every part of the groove has a function and plays a role in making it all come together. To make it work everyone has to understand their own role, but also work together like one big organism. When we play music or sing together, we follow the same tempo, we feel the same flow, we are all part of the same soundscape. When singing together all voices join in unison. The combination of the lyrics, the melody and the rhythm, lets us get in touch with an undercurrent of feelings and connects us with the people in the choir. We are left with a feeling of unity and fellowship.
That is why musical icebreakers are so effective in bringing people together. We hope that this collection will serve as an inspiration and help you break the ice, wherever it is needed.
Tine Fris is a Danish singer well-known through out the choir and vocal music scene for her remarkable voice and stage presence, her innovative arrangements for the Danish pop choir sensation Vocal Line and for her catchy compositions for the electronic vocal group Postyr Project, with whom she has been touring Europe, the US and Asia since 2011.
Tine Fris is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, where she among other things had the honour of performing for Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Denmark.
As a teacher, Tine Fris has more than 10 years of experience teaching soloists, choirs and vocal groups from amateur to professional level in singing, performance and icebreakers.
Professional singer & voice teacher with a strong background in talent development across musical genres. Grounding, interaction & trust are keywords for Tine’s approach to group dynamics.
Is a bass singer and beatboxer well-known through out the choir and vocal music scene for his groundbreaking approach to Ecappella (Electronic A Cappella) Music, his new tech-toys on stage and his songwriting for the electronic vocal group Postyr Project, with whom he has been touring Europe, the US and Asia since 2011.
Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning is a post-candidate soloist student at the The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, specializing in contemporary vocal leadership. Here he has, among other things had the honour of performing for Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Denmark.
As a teacher, Kristoffer has more than 8 years of experience teaching choirs and vocal groups from amateur to professional level in singing, performance and icebreakers.
Professional singer, beatboxer & tech-entusiast and with a history as a saxophone player, he moves freely around the musical borders. Energy, empathy and humor are central for Kristoffers approach to icebreakers.
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Postyr Project is a five-part group out of Denmark. On their debut album (May 6th 2011) the group explores the borderland between the softness and vitality of the human voice and the uncompromising roughness of electronic music. Throughout 2011, 2012 and 2013 Postyr Project has been touring around the world Europe, giving concerts in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, France, Slovakia, Italy, the US, Taiwan and of course in their home country, Denmark.
Postyr Project is known for their innovative and authentic style – mixing the vocal tradition with cutting edge technology while singing original and catchy pop tunes as well as heartfelt ballads. Since the foundation of the group in 2009, Postyr Project has received several prizes and has among other things been nominated for 3 CARA awards and 4 ACA awards. Furthermore, in June 2011 Postyr Project won 1st prize at the prestigious contest of vocal ensembles at Tampere Vocal Music Festival in Finland.