Hi caller in Minnesota. (Is it Sarah Dillon York?)
(Reminder to all that it is nice to put your name in the email)
I know 3 dances from Mexico that are lots of fun:
1. Danza de los Machetes, from Jalisco (Sanna Longden has a wonderful version of this one
on her DVD collection "Dances of the 7 Continents”. Also France Bourque Moreau has a
nice version. Most YouTubes show very complicated showpiece versions of the dance)
2. Huateque, from Vera Cruz. (Most YouTubes show very complicated showpiece versions of
the dance). I have not searched for a while for the easy version, but I do have one on my
dropbox; it will eventually be on my Book/CD/DVD “Dance the World Around”
3. La Raspa. (Sanna Longden has a wonderful version of this one on her DVD collection
"Dances of the 7 Continents”. )
Also, in the international folk dance world, there is a dance from the Andes region,
around Bolivia - “Carnavalito” (France Bourque Moreau has a nice version. Most YouTubes
show very complicated showpiece versions of the dance). I just did a quick search, and
found many different versions.This is the one I know best:
Here are a couple of nice variation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCcWu0oSDI
Here is another variation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwdPbzReZV4
I also have found a great dance from Brazil called Quadrilha. But I imagine you are not
interested in a dance from a Portuguese speaking country
Let me know if you need anything else
On Nov 2, 2018, at 8:21 AM, Tom twhinds(a)earthlink.net
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
I don’t know any resources online and the only resource I know about is a book called
Dance a While. It contains dances from all over the world plus some dance history and is
written with dance educators in mind. Although it’s geared for the college level, you
might find some useful material or it could be a starting point for ideas.
An inter-library loan may work and save you some bucks.
You may also want to consider introducing musical ideas especially drums and grooves from
south of the border.. I don’t know what age group you teach but there’s a ton of
resources online on how to 1) make simple drums and 2) teach basic rhythms to kids.
Look up the cajon.
There are squares that were done/are done by folks south of the border.
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On Nov 1, 2018, at 8:08 PM, sarahdillonyork(a)gmail.com
I am a caller in Minnesota, and I also happen to be a Spanish teacher. I am embarrassed
to say that I don't teach dance to my students. Does anyone have any great resources
that they would recommend that would help me delve into the world of Latin American dance?
I am aware that traditional dance varies quite a bit regionally, but I'm willing to
start anywhere that's accessible and fun to do in a mixed group!