Dance around the world

Dance around the world

Discover international folk dance with your campers!

Target: Counselors
Time frame: 30 à 60 minutes, 30 to 60 minutes
Type of tool: Facilitation
Ages: 13 years and over, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-12 years, Any
Group size: One group, More than one group
Value: 15   Free
Physical activity



Description

Discover the traditional dances of different countries around the world. International folk dances, with their unusual rhythms and sounds, open a window onto different cultures
from other world regions.

Skill(s)

  • Coordination
  • Static and dynamic balance
  • Jump

 

Special thanks to the Philippine Folkloric Dance Compagny of Montreal and Jill Otter, Bhangra artist and teacher from Quebec City for proofreading the content of these documents.

Special thanks to the Sainte-Geneviève Day Camp, the Claude-Allard Day Camp, the La Clémentine Day Camp and the Chicoutimi Day Camp for testing and approving this activity!

Goals(s)

Discover international folk dance with your campers.

Required material(s)

Bhangra dance 

  • Radio / Speakers (optional)

Gumboot dance

  • Rubber boots (optional)

Tinikling dance

  • Radio / Speakers (optional)
  • 2 wooden boards (2 in. x 4 in.) measuring about two feet (60 cm)
    in length per team
  • 2 bamboo poles or 2 PVC pipes
    or a large closed elastic band
    (2 m to 6 m) per team

 

Documents to download