Dance and Culture: Mid-Eastern Style! – Grades 5 – 10 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Tuesday, January 11 2022 @ 3:00PM - Tuesday, March 22 2022 @ 4:30PM EST| $250.00
American and other Western dancers have long attempted to preserve both traditional and modern styles of dance originating from the Middle East and North Africa. Each class will begin with about 30 minutes of review and new Fun Facts about a Mid-Eastern country or region, followed by about 45 minutes of ACTIVE DANCE EXERCISE from that week’s region. Each exercise portion will include a warm-up, authentic dance moves, and a cool-down. Course will end with a Fun Fact Presentation and Recital for families!
Ms. Rachel believes folk dance should be SERIOUS FUN! We will respectfully learn about foreign cultures while practicing the spirit of joyful community and getting some great exercise! Targeted to Western students, both boys and girls, ranging from complete beginners to accomplished dancers.
- Explore Mid-Eastern cultures
- Participate in active dance exercise
- Learn and perform both improvised and choreographed dance movements
Students must be able to participate in 30 minutes of academic study as well as be physically able to participate safely in an exercise class in a clear area at least 5 ft square for 45 minutes.
Students will need to print out or access online worksheets and choreography notes. Upon registration they will be mailed a “mini costume” which will include the choice of a hip belt and head adornment.
Weekly participation in class as well as the final Fun Fact Presentation. Optional virtual recital participation at the end of the course.
Students should expect about 30 minutes of homework weekly.
Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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