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West African Dance: Description and Warm-Up


The segment begins with a brief performance of Mouwa, a West African dance used in farming. Following the performance, Harlina Churn-Diallo and Yaya Diallo explain basic aspects of West African dance and conduct warm-up exercises that offer opportunities for participation.

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 as a guide for movement activities.
  • Show as a part of 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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