Experience Rwanda: Rwandan Dance and Music

by  BAM Education

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Students become immersed in the culture of Rwanda in this virtual dance workshop. Led by BAM Teaching Artists with live drumming accompaniment, the class lets students experience the movement styles and indigenous rhythms of one of Rwanda’s traditional dances. Students also see a video of the dances performed by Rwandan dance company Inganzo Ngari and learn to perform a version of that same dance.

This program can be taught with American Sign Language interpretation. The program can be adapted to serve students with physical, emotional, and cognitive/developmental disabilities. Please let us know if any one or more of these categories describes anyone in your student population at booking and we'll prepare accordingly. 

Sign language interpreters require at least 2 weeks' notice to book. 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $250.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00

Members discount applies


42-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Performing Arts, Social Studies/History

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Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to school closures due to weather i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hours notice.

About This Provider

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BAM Education

Brooklyn, NY
United States

BAM Education connects learning with creativity, engaging
imagination by encouraging self-expression through in- and after-school
programs for students and teachers and offerings for audiences of all ages.

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Program Details


1. The program begins with exploring the geography of East Africa and Rwanda.
2. Introduce the flag and view photos of Kigali life.
3. The instructor reviews essential vocabulary relevant to Africa and Rwanda..
4. Depending on grade, instructor discusses the ethnic separation that took place into a discussion of truth and reconciliation.
3. The students are introduced to a call and response.
4. Students engage in a dance warm up
5. The drummer accompanist introduces students to the dance "break"
6. The students learn the dance Intore one step at a time
7. Students view a video of the professional company Inganzo Ngari performing Intore
8. The drummer teaches the students a traditional Rwandan song Humura.
9. Students engage in a cooling down
10. The instructor reviews the vocabulary
11. Students can ask question about what they have learned.


Participants will:
- explore Rwandan culture
- learn new vocabulary related to African and Rwandan 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 Rwandan song
- end the workshop with a cool-down session

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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.

State Standards

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.