Dance Around the World
Dance Around the World is a multicultural dance curriculum which builds knowledge and understanding of dance styles from all over the globe and guides students through a process in which they create, apply, reflect, evaluate, and engage. Program includes an optional hip-hop component as well as cultural dance styles from more than 20 different countries.
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Dance Around the World is a flexible program offering the following options:
For schools with multiple classrooms or grade levels participating, each classroom can focus on a different dance/culture, and then join together for a final assembly that takes the audience “Around the World.”
In an after-school format (typically 10-12 weeks), students will learn a dance from each continent. For older students, the class becomes an “Urban Social Dance” experience, fusing several styles of dance in a fun and enlightening way.
Each Fall, we offer a variation on Dance Around the World, which incorporates selections from the second act of “The Nutcracker” that represent the cultures of Spain, Russia, China, Poland, and the Middle East (Arabian Peninsula). This program is perfect to culminate in a pre-holiday assembly!
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