Folk Dances of Eastern Europe
Subject: The Arts: Dance
Grade Levels: PreK through12
Sunshine State Standards:
- To experience folk dance as a form of expressive art, and to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe
- Grades PreK-2
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
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During the time before World War II, dance played an important role in the culture of Eastern European villages. Dance was a form of artistic expression, as well as an important component of celebrations and rituals.
- notes for dance steps
- plenty of floor space
- regional folk music
- Locate local folk dance instructors or groups to perform and teach students.
- Check the library for Eastern European folk music to play as the students practice dances.
- Lessons for Holocaust education dance step notes are available from the Recreational Folk Dancing Web site.
- COCEK - Gypsy dance
Line dance, arms in W-position, meter 2/4
Count Step 1-2 Facing diagonally R, step L (1) R(2) L(&) 3-4 Facing center, step back R L 5-6 Step back on R (1), back on L (2), Step on R, turning to face diagonally L
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