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¡Arte y más! Lesson 9

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After a greeting and the “Hola” song, Susana and Sra. Alicia have a dialogue to model the numbers cuatro (four), cinco (five), and seis (six). A new movement activity is used to create a simple dance sequence: baila arriba, baila abajo, a la derecha, a la izquierda, da la vuelta (dance up, dance down, to the right, to the left, turn around.) Sra. Alicia reads the chant “El gato” (the cat) and invites students to participate. Students review numbers by counting flowers before the closing “Adiós” song.

About Stepping | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Tamisha Floyd, one of four captains of the Step Team at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Ky., describes stepping in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.  She also describes how her team learns and practices its routines.

Performance: Stepping | Dance Arts Toolkit

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The Step Team at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Ky., performs a step routine in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Jacques d'Amboise: Creating the Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Iconic ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise works with young dancers at the Lexington Ballet Company to choreograph and prepare a work for performance in less than 24 hours in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

About Capoeira | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Joe Allred, leader of the Lexington, KY.-based Capoeira Narahari, discusses the basics of Capoeira and its origins in Brazil in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Capoeira Demonstration | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Lexington, Ky.-based group Capoeira Narahara demonstrate Capoeira, a collaborative game/dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series. Capoeira grew out of the fusion of cultures of African slaves and native Indians in Brazil.

What Dance Means to Me | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Jeaunita and Adebola Olowe of Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre, talk about what dance means to them and their culture in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

Liebestraume: Dance 2 (solo) | 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.

About the Chinese Sword Dance | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Jingzian Zhang, a retired professor of Chinese opera, talks about the purpose and form of the Chinese Sword Dance in this video from the Dance Arts Toolkit series.

There's a Hole in the Bucket | Music Arts Toolkit

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Jennifer Rose and her daughter Lydia Escobar perform their version of the traditional “circular” folk song.

Johnny Peut Pas Danser and ABCs et 1,2,3 | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Doucet Family Band performs a traditional Cajun folk song and a Cajun version of the “A, B, C Song.”

Cluck Old Hen and I Had a Rooster | Music Arts Toolkit

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Two traditional American folk songs are performed by Mike Seeger.

Foo Boo Woo Boo John | Music Arts Toolkit

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Folk singer Mike Seeger performs a version of a traditional English folk song, adding an interlude in which he plays the trump (jaw harp).

Grass Dance Song | Music Arts Toolkit

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Dennis Banks, an Anishinabe Indian born in northern Minnesota, discusses the importance of the drum to Native peoples and performs a ceremonial war dance known as a “grass dance song,” so named because men would begin to dance by shuffling their feet through the grass to find any sticks or stones.

Hambone | Music Arts Toolkit

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Folk singer John McCutcheon demonstrates the hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a “drum set” to produce a variety of sounds.

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