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West African Dance:
The Connection Between Music and Movement



Harlina Churn-Diallo demonstrates and teaches four basic movements of African dance. A group of dancers practices and demonstrates the moves.

Suggested Uses:

  • Watch to build your own knowledge and understanding of African dance and influence, or for ideas on how to teach the dance movements to your students.
  • Show to students to demonstrate and guide movement activities.
  • Show to demonstrate isolation of body parts.
  • Show to accompany social studies activities relating to African culture.
  • Show with other African dance performances in the toolkit to compare and contrast.
  • Show with Afro-Cuban dance excerpts to compare and contrast.

For more information:

(These links may leave the Arts Toolkit.)

See the Dance and Culture section of the Dance Arts Toolkit binder.

About The Arts II: West African Dance:


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