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.
A version of the Maori string game "Double Long Poi," is a rhythm game for any number of players. With a poi in each hand, players perform various patterns of swinging actions to the beat of a chant. Poi-Poi is an excellent game to develop quickness of hand and eye, rhythm, coordination, anticipation, and agility, and is exhilarating to play.
Lummi Sticks, the Americanized version of the Maori stick game, Ti Rakau is exciting to play and fun to watch. The game can be played by two or more persons performing various patterns of stick action to the beat of a chant.