Performing Arts

Dance Explorations

Category Performing Arts

Grades 4-12 (half- or full-day)

Curriculum Connections Performing Arts, Social Studies, Social Sciences and the Humanities

The wonders of dance are highlighted in this active, inspiring and rewarding programme. Students discover the rich history and traditions of dance in a new and exciting way.

Pick your tradition or style: African or Latin American.

Key Inquiry Question:  What evidence of traditional African/South American dances are present in today’s dance styles?

Programme Objectives

By the end of the African dance programme, students will:

  • Explore a wide range of traditional African dance styles
  • Reflect on the cathartic nature of dance expression
  • Compose and perform a collaborative dance piece reflecting their newly acquired African dance skills

 

By the end of the Latin dance programme, students will:

  • Explore a wide range of traditional Latin American drum and dance styles
  • Reflect on the cathartic nature of dance expression
  • Demonstrate their unique way of moving through Latin rhythms

 

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