1. The program begins with exploring the geography of West Africa and Senegal
2. The instructor reviews essential vocabulary relevant to Africa and Senegal
3. The students are introduced to a call and response from Ghana and Senegal
4. Students engage in a dance warm up
5. The drummer accompanist introduces students to the dance "break"
6. The students learn the dance Kou Kou, one step at a time
7. Students view a video of a professional company performing Kou Kou
8. The drummer teaches the students a traditional Senegalese song.
9. Students engage in a cooling down
10. The instructor reviews the vocabulary
11. Students can ask question about what they have learned.
- explore Senegalese culture
- learn new vocabulary related to African and Senegalese Culture
- learn two traditional African call and responses
- warm up their bodies to dance through a series of stretches
- engage in a dance workshop
- sing a traditional Senegalese song
- end the workshop with a cool-down session
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.SL.4 -- Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Dance Making: Bench Mark 5: Performing:
Students perform, demonstrating the ability to:
- reproduce complex sequences accurately.
- dance with focus and intent.
- dance with responsiveness to rhythm, tempo and mood of music.
- demonstrate awareness of cultural tradition and style or genre.