Posted in 1st and 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Dance Activities, Fourth Grade, Movement Activities, Multicultural Activities

All-School Dance Unit

This week, Ms. Friedmann’s music classes and Mr. Powers’ gym classes have been teaming up in the gym for a dance unit!  Some of the dances we have been learning include La Raspa (Mexican Hat Dance) from Mexico, Jibidi Ibida from France, Troika from Russia, Seven Jumps from Denmark, the Hokey Pokey, the Cha Cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Bunny Hop, the Alley Cat, the Twist, and the Chicken Dance.

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5th grade students dance the Troika


3rd grade students dance La Raspa, or The Mexican Hat Dance

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2nd grade students dancing The Chicken Dance!

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1st grade students doing a mirroring exercise.


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