K-2 West African Dance with West African Cultural Arts Institute: Lesson 3

LIVE on Monday, March 8th at 11:30am

Program Description

Alseny Yansane and Andrea DiPalma Yansane will get students moving in this high-energy curriculum, which introduces students to Guinean music, polyrhythm, and dance. Each lesson will introduce new steps, engaging students through traditional movements while teaching them about the history and culture of West Africa. This lesson touches on dance, physical education, and social sciences standards.


Open space, movement clothes, water


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standard(s):

  • DA.4.CR4.K
  • DA.4.CR4.1
  • DA.4.CR4.2

Physical Education Standard(s):

  • PE.1.K.3
  • PE.1.1.4
  • PE.1.2.6

Social Sciences Standard(s):

  • K.2
  • 1.6
  • 2.17