WORLD MUSIC & DANCE

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WORLD MUSIC & DANCE offer a kinesthetic approach to music learning. Students journey into a rich cultural landscape integrating mind, body, and spirit, through high-energy, hands-on exploration of the local music and traditions of other countries and cultures.

WORLD MUSIC

World Music students participate in the Instrumental Music Common Core -musicianship & history classes and study:

  • Japanese Taiko drumming
  • Indonesian Gamelan and Chant
  • Afro-Brazilian Samba percussion
  • Afro-Cuban drumming
  • World Chorus
  • Ukelele

WORLD DANCE

World Dance students will learn the fundamentals of movement and technique; dance theory and history from a global perspective with an emphasis on West African dance customs and current practices; and choreography across different cultures. Students will be introduced to dance traditions of:

  • West Africa
  • Indian Bhangra & Bollywood
  • Filipino Tinikling
  • Afro-Haitian
  • Polynesian