Season 8 Initiative: Bailando
Learn about the world through dance
Each session includes four dances and cultural information such as musical instruments, flags, traditional dress and more. Choose from the following programs or have one created for you.
For each dance, participants learn three simple steps and a choreography using the three steps which is then performed to music.
|Hispanic Heritage||Spanish flamenco, Mexican folkloric dance, Argentine Murga, and Cuban salsa|
|St. Patrick’s Day||Irish dances including clog dance, step dance, seas-nós, and ceili|
|Carnival||Traditional Carnival dances from Brazil, Argentina, Italy and New Orleans|
|Cinco de Mayo||A celebration of Mexican dances|
|Bastille Day||Traditional French dances including can can, bourree, gavotte, and|
|Easter||Dances for Easter such as the egg dance and Italian dances including the tarantella|
|American Dances||American dances through the ages including square dance, hula, the twist, and the slow drag|
|European Dances||German landler, Czech polka, English hornpipe, Hungarian czardas|
|Africa||South African xibelani, Somali dhaanto, Cambodian romvong, Egyptian belly dance|
|Asia||Russian troika, Chinese dragon dance, Indian bharatanatyam, Indonesia peacock dance|
|Crossroads||Learn dances that are similar from across the world, like Aboriginal shaky leg dance and the Charleston, hula and belly dance, Mexican scissor kick and Ukranian trepak, and hip hop step touch and Italian tarantella|
DA.3.H.2.1: Discuss the roles that dance has played in various social, cultural, and folk traditions.
DA.5.H.1.1: Share and perform dances from diverse cultural or historical backgrounds and describe their significance within their original context.
DA.5.H.1.2: Describe the dances, music, and authentic costumes from specified world cultures.
DA.5.H.3.2: Demonstrate how math and science concepts may be used in dance.
DA.5.H.2.2 : Classify a dance performance or repertoire piece by origin, genre, or period.
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