"The individual dances were great even if they were created by the government! The dances gave many opportunities for students to dance freely without a partner. Students could create their own animal dance. The Stroll was fun and easy to learn Once…"
"The Charleston was easy to learn but I would probably not pair them up just so they had more room for movement. For the one step I would have students pair up divide them into lead and follows and have them try. The video of the charleston with…"
"Great songs and social dances! I have loved ragtime ever since the movie "The Sting" popularized it. Jump Jim Joe was fun. I would use this as a listening exercise as well as a movement break. Lucky Seven had a fun pattern to dance to. I might…"
"I love spirituals ! They are so moving! The quadrille was very fun and an easy pattern to learn. Once students recognized the pattern, I would have them make up their own pattern for a quadrille to share with the class. Noemia did an amazing job…"
"Chester was very patriotic and inspiring! I would have students compare/ contrast with our current national anthem.Liberty and Jefferson was a very fun dance. I would teach it whole group before splitting into smaller groups. I would use it any…"
"I liked the Native American song that was just voices and percussion instruments. One person commented that the high voices sounded like they were mimicking a bird. We could discuss similarities to different Native groups. The hello dance was a fun…"