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Folkstyle Favorite Folk Dances of Kids and Teachers



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Favorite Folk Dances of Kids and Teachers DVD 1
By Sanna Longden 
DVD with link to online syllabus

Dances for Christmas and Hanukah, for multicultural programs, and for fun. Live teaching situation with Sanna and children, educators, families, and folk dancers. An online link to downloadable PDF files of the syllabus of dance directions is included.

Music for the dances are on CD 1 (item 850482) and CD 1-1/2 (851888), each available separately.

Getting Started
Good Old Days ** (USA-Individual dance), grade 4-adult, hand-jive to Charleston music
Bluebird ** (USA-Playparty) - K-grade 2, traditional singing game
Yesh Lanu Taish ** (Israel-Longways sets) - grades 3-8
Twelfth Street Rag ** (USA-2,3,4 people) - grades 5-adult, jazzy dance for twos or more
Agadu* (Israel-Individual Dance, Circle) - grades 1-4

Happy Holidays
Jingle Bells ** (USA/Holland-Many formations) - grades K-8, holiday mixer adaptable for all ages
Here Comes Santa in His Red Canoe  ** (Hawaii-Hula) - grades 1-5
Sevivon* (Hanukah Dance) - grades K-5, adaptable dreidl dance for partners
Hanukah Hora ** (Israel-Circles) - grade 5-adult, basic hora pattern, not just for Hanukah

Multicultural Curriculum Connections
Bongo*(West Africa-Follow the leader dance) - grades K-6, circle game to drum music
Tokyo Dontaku* (Japan-Individual dance) - grade 4-adult, traditional Bon circle dance
Huaynu* (Andean Mountains-Partners and group) - grade 4-adult

Grade levels are only suggestions.

* music on CD 1
** music on CD 1-1/2


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I picked this item for my children who love to learn new dances! :)
Krista F on Jul 30, 2012

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