WEST AFRICAN RHYTHM MOVEMENT AND SOUND) W.A.R.M. as...
Sample 5 day residency (also available upon request 10 day residency which includes designing Adinkra, Kente or Adire cloths)
Mission: To teach the CORE Content Elements of Dance using the West African Culture through games and movement as the students learn a dance using traditional West African Styled movement.
DAY ONE: written assessment; comparing Africa to America; 80 count dance warm-up using the Elements of Dance & dance vocabulary.
DAY TWO: American relay vs. African Relay, Warm-up and isolations, West African Choreography/Welcome Dance or Harvest Dance.
DAY THREE: Warm-up & isolations; West African choreography, Introduce African Drumming.
DAY FOUR: Warm-up & isolations, finalize choreography, bring in authentic African drums/Djembes and other African artwork to show; teach traditional African wrappings for costumes.
DAY FIVE: final assessment, technical rehearsal, showcase to invited audience.