Homespun Occasions and Homespun Community Dancing | Kids Out and About Albany

Homespun Occasions and Homespun Community Dancing

Address: 
538 Providence Street
Albany , NY , 12208
Phone: (518) 482-9255
42° 39' 16.1352" N, 73° 46' 57.8892" W
Contact name: 
Paul Rosenberg
Subjects / Categories: 
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Entertainment, Workshops, and Family Evenings with American & Multicultural Participatory Dancing

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Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Dance the World Around
PUBLISHED

Families and communities have provided for their own entertainment throughout history. This program of community dancing and music helps students to develop an awareness that every culture around the world has its own robust traditions in music and dance.

Peter Davis, Paul Rosenberg and George Wilson play music and teach dances that have been used to celebrate weddings, historical events, community gatherings, and to make social commentary. Students are introduced to the origins, sounds and uses of folk instruments - including fiddle, banjo, ukulele, clarinet, recorder, and guitar.

These videos are chock-full of virtual community–building activities that get everyone up and moving. By participating in folk dances and singing games, students experience a variety of styles and customs from different countries. These are living traditions influenced by various cultures over the centuries. Dances presented come from a variety of countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Click here for "trailer" of virtual programs

Click here for sampler of elementary school programs

Click here for sampler of family dancing

 

Dance
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Creating Community Through Traditional Dance and Music
PUBLISHED

Creating Community Through Traditional Dance and Music

Families and communities have provided for their own entertainment throughout history. This program of community dancing and music helps students to develop an awareness of what life was like before television, computers, and CD's, especially during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

 

Peter Davis, Paul Rosenberg and George Wilson involve students in discussions about the role of homemade music and dance to celebrate weddings, historical events, community gatherings, and to make social commentary. Students are introduced to the origins, sounds and uses of folk instruments - including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, clarinet, pennywhistle, and guitar.

Workshops are chock-full of community–building activities that get everyone up and moving. By participating in community (folk, contra and square) dances and singing games, students experience a variety of styles and customs from different countries. These are living traditions influenced by various cultures over the centuries. Dances presented come from more than 50 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

 

Click here for "trailer" of virtual programs

Click here for sampler of elementary school programs

Click here for sampler of family dancing

 

 

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Music
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$