Ribbon Dance is based on an old, colorful Chinese dance. In this version, each performer hold a ribbon stick and moves the ribbon to the beat of a Chinese chant. Ribbons sticks are varnished dowels with a 12 foot polyethylene ribbon attached. Music is divided into three parts--instruction, practice, and performance.
Bamboo Hop is a dance game performed with two 'rope-poles'. Two seated players strike the parallel poles in time to the music while the dancers perform various step patterns hopping inside and outside the poles without being caught between the poles. This game requires a great deal of skill, rhythm, and energy.
Original musical activity games (imaginatively using circles and sticks) that focus on the academic skills of counting, auditory discrimination, vocabulary, letter recognition, and self-awareness. Provides a variety of musical and physical experiences.
This new approach to traditional Chinese Ribbon Dance combines modern, folk, and soul music with the excitement and beauty of flowing streamers. Over ten activities which can be adapted to the needs of students pre-school and up, be modified for special education or enhanced to challenge the gifted. Streamer and Ribbon Activities do not require the use of partners thus allowing individuality to surface.
These attractive full-color 9"x12" laminated posters present 24 composers from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. Each poster comes complete with a photo or illustration on the front and a short biography on the back, including a list of representative works and interesting "fun facts" that will capture your students' imaginations.