Sunday, April 3, 2011

Music from China/Dancing from the Philippines

Not all the music classes these last couple of weeks have been devoted to preparation from the Renaissance Faire. This week, for example, the second graders learned a Chinese fishing song -- "Pu Yu Ko" -- and experimented with a form of pole dancing from the Philippines called "tinikling." The object is to hop in when the polls are apart and out when the polls come together. This takes anticipation, team work and in the beginning a little luck. The kids enjoyed it so much we will be continuing working with the poles next week.

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