The objective of this study is to explore the effect of warm-up activities using the Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)® method on the physical awareness of dance major students in a university dance improvisation class. To achieve this, scripts for 12 ATM® classes were selected, based on which warm-up activities were being conducted for the junior year dance major students at University C in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
Warm-up activities employing the Feldenkrais ATM® Method were reported to be the most effective in Physical Relaxation, among the components of physical awareness. It was followed by “Physical Alignment”, “Sensory Reception”, “Sensory Restoration”, “Sensory Recognition”, “Mind-Body Connectivity”, “Self-image Formation”,“Concentration Control”, “Trust Factor” and “Movement Factor” respectively.
The study proved that the warm-up activities using Feldenkrais ATM® method were effective in all of the above mentioned physical awareness factors.