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DAY 3

Dance Revolution

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.

what you’ll need

  • A computer, tablet, or mobile phone and access to the internet
  • Pens, crayons, or colored pencils
  • 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

Say Aloha to Hula

Aloha! Our first stop today is Hawaii to see Polynesian hula dancers in action.

WATCH

Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. (Annoying, we agree!) Click the "Skip" button as soon as you can to move ahead to the video.

02

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.

03

A Scottish Folk Dance

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

04

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.

create

15-30 minutes

01

Putting the Dots in Dance

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!

CHECK IT OUT

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.

read

15-30 minutes

01

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.

For younger explorers

The Dragon Dance

Read along to the story The Dragon Dance and find out what happens when a creative group of kids decides to make their own dragon.

For younger explorers

Peppa Pig's Chinese New Year

Learn all about the Chinese New Year and its distinctive dances with Peppa the Pig!

play

15-30 minutes

01

Baby Animal Rescue!

Ok, so we need a break from all this dancing. What’s the opposite of dancing? Rescuing baby animals, maybe?! Help Martin from the Wild Kratts save the animals by collecting clues about where they may be hidden.

move

30-45 minutes

01

Djembe Drumming Lesson

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!

more to explore

15-30 minutes

01

More about Dot Art

The Aboriginal people of Australia have a tradition of making rich visual art and often use body paint and makeup in their dances. In this video, you'll learn the history behind "dot art."

02

Stepping with Baltimore Students

Stepping is a vibrant form of dance that was developed from enslaved Africans in route to “the New World”. Watch this trailer of Baltimore students using step to keep the tradition alive and help them overpower obstacles.

03

More World Dance Forms

Check out the beautiful photos and descriptions of more of the world's most amazing dance forms, including many you've probably never heard of, like the Adumu dance from Africa or the Raqs Sharki dance of Egypt.

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