MABEL HOGGARD ELEMENTARY WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL
October 8, 2021 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mabel Hoggard Elementary Playground
Parents and family members,
You are invited to attend the annual Mabel Hoggard Elementary World Dance Festival on October 8, 2021, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the Mabel Hoggard Elementary playground. Students will be performing a folk dance with their grade level. Please have your child dressed in a costume reflecting the culture they are dancing and representing. Many costumes can be put together from items found around the house. If you have questions, email me at Krusecj1@nv.ccsd.net or ask their classroom teacher.
Thank you for helping make this dance festival a success. We will see you there!
Mrs. Makowski 🙂
Dance: La Raspa
Region: Mexico – Jalisco, Guadalajara
History: This dance originated in Veracruz and is a dance often performed during celebrations and at dance schools. “The rasp” is the sound made by dancers’ feet.
Girls: Full, colorful, ruffled skirt, short-sleeved white blouse with embroidered designs on the neckline, bright flower behind one ear. Sombrero, type of hat, optional.
Boys: Black slacks or jeans, a white shirt and a kerchief around the neck. Some added touches could be a silver belt buckle and a cowboy hat or a shawl over one shoulder. Sombrero, type of hat, optional.
Dance Tanko Bushi
History: This dance is approximately 100 years old about the coal miners in Japan. It is traditionally performed during summer festivals. It is a story telling song.
Girls and Boys: Solid colored robe with wide belt or large solid colored shirt with wide belt. This is to be like a Kimono robe. If you have one great, if not find something that could work like a Kimono.
History: Reinlender is the Norwegian name for schottische. This is a slower polka dance with European origins.
Girls: White blouse and full skirt. A white apron will be provided. Shoes appropriate for P.E.
Boys: Black pants rolled up to the knee with long black or white socks, plain white button down shirt. Black vest is optional. Shoes appropriate for P.E.
Dance: Thady You Gander
History: This is a popular Australian country dance with its origin possibly in Ireland. Some say it has roots in some 17th century English country dances. The ‘Thady’ is a” flirt” and this is represented in the dance when the top lady beckons the men to follow her in a merry dance.
Girls and Boys: Safari Style clothes, Khaki, tan, green, brown or white. A pith or Australian style hat if possible.Shoes appropriate for P.E.
Dance: Pata Pata
Region: South Africa
History: This is a dance from South Africa that originally started as a spiritual dance called Juju and later became a social dance around 1924.
Girls and Boys: Wear beautiful bright colored African inspired shirts or brightly patterned shirts. Wear blue jeans with the hem rolled up to the knees. You may also want to wear colored head kerchiefs, braids or beads in hair. Shoes appropriate for P.E.
Dance: North Skelton Swaord Dance
History: Sword dances originated in England and were popular from the 14th to 18th -centuries. This dance is still being performed today. Sword dances may have descended from the Spartan War dances.
Girls: Colorful long skirt with a white blouse, a vest or shawl is optional.
Boys: Plain white shirt with a dark-colored vest and dark blue or black jeans.
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