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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Dancing Around the World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As a part of The Arts in the The Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program, we enjoy dancing together, listening to different songs and learning dances from around the world.

Greek Heritage
Mrs. Calfas brought in hand-made traditional Greek costume- 'Amalia' to show the students.  

She taught us a traditional dance called the "Kalamatiano".

Here are some of the other dances the students enjoyed today.

"Follow the Leader" by Soca

"The Limbo" 

Curriculum Expectations
M4.2 respond to music from various cultures, including their own (e.g., folk dances, Aboriginal chants, songs in different languages)
Drama and Dance
D 2.1 explore different elements of dance(e.g., rhythm, space, shape)
D 4.1 express their responses to drama and dance (e.g., moving and making connections to their experiences with dance, by talking about drama and dance

Student's Voice
Savannah - "My favourite part was dancing to 'Follow the Leader'."
Lydia - "I liked to dance to 'Follow the Leader'."
Arial - "My favourite is the same as Lydia."
Kyiah - "I liked Soca."
Cheyenne - "I liked dancing with my hat today."
Alex - "I liked watching Chatyon and his mom dancing all dressed up."
Lucas - " I liked it when we held our hands together."