3-5 West African Dance with West African Cultural Arts Institute: Lesson 1

LIVE on Monday, November 2nd at 9am

Program Description

Students will be introduced to polyrhythmic drumming, the tradition of Guinean dance, and begin practicing the foundational dance steps. This program involves a lot of in-place movement, so students should have water handy to rehydrate during and after the lesson.


movement clothes, open space, water


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standard(s):

  • DA.5.PR1.6
  • DA.5.PR1.7
  • DA.5.PR1.8

Physical Education Standard(s):

  • PE.2.3.3
  • PE.2.4.4
  • PE.2.5.2