When a student makes a dance, I like them to find movements that describe the action of the dance subject. When they find a word that describes the subject, they can explore it in different ways, such as trying to do the action word by changing levels in space. For instance, in a water dance, “splash” is an action word one would likely use. The student can then ask themselves the questions, 'can I make low-level splashes, can I make mid-level splashes, can I make high-level splashes?' At this point, they have found many ways to move. They can then pick what they like and continue the exploration of words and actions.