Dance along with Sanna Longden as she reviews 12 enjoyable ethnic dances in live teaching situations with children, educators, families and folk dancers. DVD includes the following dances:
Good Old Days (U.S.), 4th-adult, hand-jive to Charleston music
Bluebird (U.S.), K-2nd, traditional singing game with "trains"
Yesh Lanu Taish* (Israel), 3rd-8th, a favorite longways, with creative possibilities
Twelfth Street Rag (U.S.), 5th-adult, jazzy dance for twos or more
Agadu* (Israel), 1st-4th, fun circle that needs good listening
Jingle Bells (U.S./Holland), K-8th, holiday mixer adaptable for all ages
Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe (Hawai’i), 1st-5th, holiday hula
Sevivon* (Hanukah dance), K-5th, adaptable dreidl dance for partners
Hanukah Hora (Israel), 5th-adult, basic hora pattern not just for Hanukah
Multicultural Curriculum Connections:
Bongo* (West Africa), K-6th, follow-the-leader circle game to drum music
Tokyo Dontaku* (Japan), 4th-adult, traditional Bon circle dance
Huayno* (Andean Mountains), 4th-adult, traditional group and/or partner dance
Grade levels are only suggestions; you know your students best.
A syllabus of dance descriptions is included.
*Music for these dances can be found on Sanna’s CD #1. Music for the other dances is on CD #1-1/2.