"The disco moves were what I enjoyed. Brought me back to third grade when I would watch the wrestling cheerleaders try to come up with moves to the song, "Funky Town." My first cassette tape was Cool and the Gang. When I came back to school after…"
"I just could not believe that it was intentional to choreograph dances specifically to break up partner dancing. Although it was to force boys and girls apart, I do see a positive. That is, when doing these dances such as the Twist, and the Mashed…"
"Studying about this Era connects to me more because of stories passed down through grandparents. My grandmother was a seamstress and was aware of the different styles of women's clothing. She used to make her own clothes, and taught me how to…"
"Greeting fellow dance teachers,
I'm Carrie or Nass'aq, and I teach K-6 PE at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik here in Bethel. I grew up in villages around Bethel, learning the Yup'ik language and culture. I enjoy learning about other cultures including their…"
"In the past I had borrowed the Jump Jim Joe book and cd from a teacher at another school to teach my kindergarteners the Jump Jim Joe dance and they loved it. Experiencing that dance again in this class inspired me to by my own set to use at my…"
"Our fifth and sixth graders will be learning about slavery and abolition. I could use what I learned today to teach them about what black Americans might have been feeling and the struggles they went through during their suppression of slavery. …"
"We transitioned from Baroque Era dancing where people exclusively from the upper class were formally trained to make all the right steps, and dressed in expensive clothing, to the Revolutionary Era of circles and long-way sets where people in plane…"
"As I teach K-6 grade P.E. I am looking for ways to integrate music and dance into the program. I want to teach my students about dances in other cultures throughout history. I am looking for music and instructions that are easy enough for me to…"