Folk dances from round the world
Circle dances offer us an easy way to get into contact with others and to be part of a group. Folk dances can be a bridge to another culture, but they can also link different cultures. These dances occur across all cultures. In some cultures they are still interwoven with everyday life, in other cultures they have lost their original purpose and become folklore or a spectacle performed for tourists. For some people folk dances regain importance the moment they start or have to start a new life in a foreign country. In this seminar I will teach you a couple of circle dances. You will explore different steps, different rhytms and different ways of dancing together.
1) You should be able to dance the dances we will learn in this seminar and to show other students those dances.
2) You will do a research on folk dances from your home country. Is there still a tradition of folk dance in everyday life or not? Which dances are popular these days? You will teach everybody else a dance, you like.
I expect, that we will have a lot of fun together.