Sasha! Sasha! Ras, Dva, Tri!
Students in 1P had a lot of fun doing this folk dance from Russia. As well as learning the steps of the dance, students also learnt about how to move safely and how to dance nicely with a partner. It was also a great way of building their movement vocabulary.
Students were told that if they didn’t have a partner and couldn’t see who else in the room was alone, they could dance by themselves and find one next time they do that part of the dance again. The student on the right holding up signs was in charge of telling students how to move around the room in between the partner sections of the dance. For example, if he held up ‘walk’ and ‘backwards’, students had to carefully walk backwards around the room.
– Ms. Lee