Performing Arts

Dance Explorations — Latin

Category Performing Arts

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

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

Your students will learn about the rich historic and cultural roots of various dance forms, experiment with dance techniques and culminate with an expressive, collaborative piece.

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

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

Programme Objectives
By the end of the 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