DVD7 Dances of the 7 Continents, Vol. 2 by Sanna Longden
Dances of the 7 Continents, Vol. 2 By Sanna Longden The first DVD in the two-volume set, Dances of the 7 Continents. Sanna is shown teaching the dances and music games from all continents (except Antarctica) to students and their teachers (K through college), family groups, and adult folk dancers. Each dance segment includes a brief cultural background description and teaching tips. Also included are interviews with elementary music, physical education, and classroom teachers, a principal, and students, plus instruction of some movement figures and written dance instructions in a PDF file. An online link to downloadable PDF files of the syllabus of dance directions is included.
Contents: (With suggested grade levels)
Asia:Diu Xie (Tibetan circle dance using scarves) adaptable for 3rd-adultsLo Ahavti Dai (Israeli dance in two facing circles) upper elementary-adultsAfrica:Pata Pata (line dance from black South Africa) upper elementary-adultsTant’ Hessie (partner mixer from white South Africa) upper elementary-adultsNorth America:Mexican Clapping Game (hand jive game for fours from Monterrey) 2nd-8thYakima Round Dance (Native American greeting dance of the Yakima people) 3rd-adultsGoin’ Down to Cairo (playparty partner game from Illinois) adaptable for 3rd-adultsOceania:Hoe Ana (canoe dance from Tahiti sitting or standing) all agesEurope:Waves of Tory (Irish ceilidh danc in a longways formation) adaptable for 2nd-adultsDva Pati Nadjasno (young children’s circle dance from Bulgaria) preK-3rdTsamikos (dance of Greece in an open circle) 5th-adultsOxDansen (young men’s fighting dance from Sweden) 4th-adultsLa Boulangere (square dance from region around Paris, France) 4th-adultsAntarctica:Penguin Dance (traditional longways dance of the Penguin peoples) K-5th”I Let Her Go-Go” is not recorded on the CD; it is meant to be sung.