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Arts Toolkit: Dance Video Clips

Seven Jumps

Description:

A circle dance of Danish origin, “Seven Jumps” is an excellent dance for teaching rhythm, motor control, and simple body part identification. The dance takes students through a building sequence of seven body movements. In the video segment, instructor Jennifer Rose Escobar of Berea explains how she learned the game, then dances it with a group of primary students.

Suggested Uses:

  • Watch the video for ideas on how to teach this traditional dance to your students.
  • Show the video to students to help them learn the dance or understand the cultural significance of the dance.
  • Show this segment with other circle dances from the toolkit (“Punchinella,” “Ciranda,” and “Little Johnny Brown”) and ask students to compare the dances.
  • Show to compare dances of diverse cultures.

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