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World of Dance

World of Dance - A dance elective class designed for all levels and abilities; from beginning to advanced. Although it is a movement based class, no prior dance training is required. We will explore different cultures from around the world through the lens of the dances that evolved within them in order to gain a deeper understanding of a culture's values, people and identity. We will identify the difference between folk dances, social dances and ceremonial dances and perform examples of each in class. We will create a tapestry of our unique classroom identity by studying the dances of our self-identified cultural background, as well as celebrating the dances that mark the major holidays throughout our school year. Examples of dances and cultures that we will explore are Beginning folk dance, Salsa, Classical Indian Dance, Israeli Folk Dance, Native American Ceremonial and Social dances, the folk dances of Eastern Europe, and Chinese Classical Dance.