Vinnie Colaiuta (born: February Brownsville, PA, USA) is an American drummer. He played with with Frank Zappa. He played on the successful Zappa albums Tinsel Town Rebellion, Joe's Garage and Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar.
This is a interactive white board (SMARTBoard) file on the song, "Danse Macabre" by Saint Saens. There are several slides that go through each part of this song (for children to discuss what they have heard and match those sounds with musical instruments.
Warm up: Call and response clapping with great vocal inflections. This is a great example of how to maintain a beat or rhythm in a vocal warm-up. You could then build upon this as an ensemble to consider how rhythm can be used in your acting dialogue.