Dance along with Sanna Longden as she reviews 12 more enjoyable ethnic dances in live teaching situations with children, educators, families and folk dancers. DVD includes the following dances:
Humorous Warmup Dances:
The Bear Went Over the Mountain (U.S., others), preK-2, similar to "7 Jumps"
Yan Petit*(southern France), K-4, circle with cumulative pattern
Barnereinlender* (Norway), 2-5, circle, humor and tempo change
Scratch (U.S.), all ages, rock music, follow leader in center of circle
Three Dances for Threes:
Pop Goes the Weasel (U.S.), K-3, simple trio mixer with special handhold
Troika (Russia), 3-adult, more challenging trio mixer
Te Ve’Orez* (Israel), 3-adult, fast-moving trio mixer
Stick Dances and Other Challenges
Epo i tai tai e (Samoa/Hawai’i), 2-4, sitting dance with hands or sticks
How Do You Dootee (Australia), 2-adult, humorous and busy circle game
Raj/Raas* (India), 5-adult, basic form of traditional partner stick dance
Baztango Esku-Dantza* (Basque region), 5-adult, competitive handclapping game
Paddle Dance* (French Canada, others), humorous family party dance game
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.
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