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Jamaica Funk | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble perform a tap dance number in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Host David Thurmond introduces the performance by explaining how European step dances and jogs and African Rhythm influence tap dance.

Little Johnny Brown | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Singer/performer Paula Larke teaches students an African American folk dance from the Georgia Sea Islands in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

DanceSense: Elements of Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about the three key elements of dance: space, time, and force in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Mohawk New Women's Shuffle Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Oknegakdagye (Along the Water) Dancers from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory in northern New York perform a Mohawk women’s social dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

DanceSense: Understanding Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Explore what dance is, the role of the choreographer in the creation of a dance, and three purposes of dance—artistic, ceremonial, and recreational—with this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Three Irish Dances | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch dancers with the Carrigdhoun Comhaltas perform examples of three traditional Irish dances in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The dances they perform include a polka (Balleydesmond), a jig (Jenny Lind), and a reel (Drowsy Maggie and Cooleys).

Berea College Country Dance School | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Learn about the annual Berea College Country Dance School, a weeklong series of lessons in folk dance from around the world, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Held at Berea College in Kentucky, the school has been a tradition since 1938.

Salsa Dancing | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Dancer Katherine Kramer teaches the quick-quick slow pattern of salsa dance and relates it to the clave rhythm pattern in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Creating an ABA Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Artist-in-residence Kacey Frazier leads a class of sixth graders in explorations of rhythm and speed that build to the student creation of dance in the ABA form in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. This segment is intended for teacher use, as a demonstration of how to teach creative dance.

Hand Jives | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Youngsters demonstrate traditional hand-clapping games in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Liebestraume: Dance 4 (Pas de deux) | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Louisville Ballet performs Liebestraume, a ballet choreographed by Alun Jones, who was the company’s artistic director in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The piece is performed to music by Franz Liszt. Segments in this collection show the full 30-minute performance as well as sections of the ballet.

Liebestraume: Dance 6 (Pas de quatre) | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Louisville Ballet performs Liebestraume, a ballet choreographed by Alun Jones, who was the company’s artistic director in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. The piece is performed to music by Franz Liszt. Segments in this collection show the full 30-minute performance as well as sections of the ballet.

Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero - Monster Fish | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Watch a segment from Erick Hawkins’s Killer of Enemies: The Divine Hero, in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. In the scene the young hero is swallowed by Monster Fish and must battle his way out.

Mongolian Folk Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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Students from the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts Program (CMDAP) perform a folk dance in the traditional Mongolian style. This dance, like many Mongolian folk dances, celebrates the importance of horses and horseback riding. In Mongolian culture, children learn to ride when they are as young as three years old. The style of the dance is bold, with a combination of locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

¡Arte y más! Lesson 20

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After the “Hola” song, Srs. Alicia and Susana use the caja mágica (magic box) to review grande (big) and pequeño (small). Then, students see a performance of “La raspa,” a traditional Mexican dance, performed by students at Northern Elementary in Fayette County. Sra. Alicia conducts a vocabulary review of el libro grande (the big book), el libro pequeño (the small book), el lápiz grande (the big pencil), el lápiz pequeño (the small pencil), la mesa grande (the big table), la mesa pequeña (the small table), la silla grande (the big chair) la silla pequeña (the small chair), la flor grande (the big flower), la flor pequeña (the small flower), el tren grande (the big train), and el tren pequeño (the small train). The video closes with the “Adiós” song.

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