Dances of the 7 Continents Vol. 1 DVD 6
By Sanna Longden
DVD and link to online syllabus
The first DVD in the two-volume set, Dances of the 7 Continents. Sanna is shown teaching the dances and music games from all continents (except Antarctica) to students and their teachers (K through college), family groups, and adult folk dancers. Each dance segment includes a brief cultural background description and teaching tips.
Also included are interviews with elementary music, physical education, and classroom teachers, a principal, and students, plus instruction of some movement figures and written dance instructions in a PDF file. An online link to downloadable PDF files of the syllabus of dance directions is included..
The music for this DVD is found on CD 3 (851882), available separately.
CONTENTS with suggested grade levels:
Bele Kawe (individual dance in West African/Caribbean style) for upper elementary-adults
Debky (line dance of North African and Arabic cultures) for upper elementary-adults
Hashual (the fox game from Israel) adaptable for K-8
High Green Mountain (circle dance from Taiwan using wrist bells) adaptable for all ages
Hoy Nergis/Toi Nergiz (Armenian dance with lines for each gender) 4th-adults
Thady You Gander (energetic longways dance) 4th-adults
Ach Ja (humorous partner dance from Germany) K-3rd
Alunelul (circle dance from Romania) upper elementary-adults
Gustav's Skoal (Swedish square dance with "lurkers") 3rd-8th
Los Tachos (stick dance from southern France) 3rd-8th
Sicilian Tarantella (Sicilian dance for fours using tambourines) 4th-adults
Canoe Dance (Native American dance in short lines of Haliwa-Saponi nation) 2nd-6th
Here Comes Sally (African-American dance in longways sets) 2nd-adults
Swing dancing (basic six-count pattern of quintessential U.S. dance) 5th-adults
El Juego Chirimbolo (traditional music game in Espanol from Ecuador) K-5th
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