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Two-Stepping Around the World

The rhythms and cultures of our world are reflected in the amazing diversity of dance forms. Tango, flamenco, capoeira, ballet, and break dancing are all forms of dance and movement that bring us closer together and forge our identities within our cultures. Today, we'll travel across the globe to explore some of those forms and their similarities and differences.

DAY 5

what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit
  • Black construction paper
  • Acrylic paint (in a few colors) and paintbrush (optional)
  • A paper plate

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FOR PARENTS

Ask About Today

What were you most surprised to learn about dance from around the world today?

Dinner Discussion

If you could take a class that combined two different styles of dance, which would they be and what would you name it? (Bonus: Show a dance move that represents it!)

Skip the Ads

Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.

explore

30-45 minutes

01

The World in Dance

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Let's start with a look at 20 unique dance styles, from Chinese lion dances to the samba and the waltz.

Remember: Online videos often start with ads. Click "Skip" as soon as you can!

02

Say Aloha to Hula

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Aloha! Now let's stop in Hawaii to see Polynesian hula dancers in action.

03

Fantastic Fan Dances

For our next stop, we’ll be viewing a traditional Korean fan dance. Watch how the dancers use their brightly colored fans to create visual patterns and emphasize certain movements.

04

A Scottish Folk Dance

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Next up is Glasgow, Scotland, where you'll see a traditional folk dance often performed by families.

05

Modern Dance Crews from Around the World

This international dance tour could go on and on! Get a glimpse of some more of the best modern dancers from Asia, New Zealand, France, Britain, Australia, and more back at the Got Talent show.

06

Get the Global Perspective

Worldwide, various dance forms have evolved over the years and some have crossed their regional boundaries and gained admirers globally. Read more about the art form adored all around the world in this article from Brittanica Kids.

create

15-30 minutes

01

Putting the Dots in Dance

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The art of dance involves a lot more than just movement and music. In the videos you’ve seen so far, you may have noticed how some dances are performed with masks, elaborate costumes, and even intricate makeup. Dot art is one form of art that is unique to Aboriginal culture in Australia and sometimes even appears on the faces of performers. Now, it’s time to try your hand at creating your very own.

Grab some black construction paper and paint, if you have it (if you don't, brightly colored crayons can work too), then watch this quick tutorial by Pamela of Hayes Art Studio and start dot painting!

Note: The video has been sped up, but pause it whenever you need to and take your time! When you're done, ask a parent to email a photo to us or share it on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @CampKinda.

move

30-45 minutes

01

Djembe Drumming Lesson

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Rhythm and drumming are common elements of many dance forms around the world. Take a quick drum lesson with the Djembe Guru as he leads you through a lesson on a Djembe drum. You can use an upside-down bucket, your hands, or any surface in your home.

Getting in the groove? Kick it up a notch and record yourself performing. If someone else is home with you, you can do it together as partners or in a group!

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