Our last week and a half with Mike Nguyen was dance animation. We had pretty much completely free roam in regards to character and type of dance, we just had to use one of a series of audio clips. The character I chose is actually a gender-bent version of Princess Peach from the Mario Brothers series, and the whole thing was basically a challenge from a couple of friends. I had fun with it though, and I pushed myself to try animating straight-ahead for once, which I think has helped me improve my movement a great deal.
(And now I am even more tired of Lady Gaga than I was before...)