American Dance Discovery

 

“Immigrants” from the British Isles begin the performance with three dances from Scotland, England and Ireland. Students will then be invited onstage to share in an English Country Dance and a Maypole Dance to “welcome spring.”  With full audience participation, children learn how African dance traditions infuse with 19th Century European dances to become historical American dances like the Cake Walk and the Charleston.  This performance includes props, instruments, and colorful costumes. This also serves as an arts integrated lesson for social studies units about Immigration or American History.

 

Pre-K to Grade 8

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