Lesson Objectives: 1. To interpret Chinese fan dance with the proper counting, costume and formations; 2. To identify the basic steps and terminologies used in Chinese Fan dance; and 3. To perform the basic steps and terminologies learned from the previous chapter. This is a simple but interesting dance especially suitable for girls.COSTUME: Girl – Chinese blouse and long, loose drawers of any color. Chinese sandals and a big fan.MUSIC - divided into six parts: A, B, C, D, E, and finale.COUNT - one, two or one, and, two to a measure.FORMATION - One to any number of participants may take part in this dance. If many aretaking part they may be arranged in any desired formation.
ABBREVIATIONS USED M – measure or measures Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right Figure 1Music A - play oncePause (2M)(a) Shuffling steps forward to place. Arms folded in front, hands tucked inside sleeves. The fan is kept in one pocket or left hanging at the right side of the waist. The body is swayed very slightly to right (1M) alternately for seven measures. (7M) Figure 2Music B - play two times(a) Take small jump forward, bending knees slightly. Arms are still in front. Bend head Forward as the jump is made (cts. 1, 2). Slowly straighten knees and raise head to erect Position (cts. 1, 2). (2M)(b) Repeat (a) three more times. (6M)(c) Repeat (a) and (b), jumping backward. (8M) Figure 3Music C - play once(a) Swing R foot forward (ct. 1), swing the same foot sideward right (ct. 2), three steps in place (R, L, R) (cts. 1, and, 2). Arms still folded in front. Twist the body a little to the right as the R foot is swing the side. (2M)(b) Repeat (a) to the left, starting with the L foot. (2M)(c) Repeat (a) and (b). (4M) Figure 4Music C - play once(a) Step R foot sideward (ct. 1) close L to R foot (ct. 2). Arms in reverse “T” position, forefingers pointing upward (the other four fingers are loosely close). (1M)(b) Bend knees slightly at the same time, dipping both hands toward the chest without Lesson 1: Chinese Fan Dance (China)
the lowering the elbows and nodding head forward (ct. 1), straighten knees and head, hands return to first position (ct. 2). (1M) (c) Repeat (a) and (b) to left side, starting with the L foot. (2M)(d) Repeat all (a-c). (4M). Figure 5Music D - play two times(a) Take fan and open. Hold with the R hand and cover face so eyes just show. Turn head right (cts. 1, 2), turn to front (cts. 1, 2), turn to left (cts. 1, 2), turn to front again (cts. 1,2). (4M) (b) Close the fan and strike it lightly against the palm of the L hand (four taps for every count). Move L hand from sideward left – overhead - sideward right (4M). The fan is continuously tapped against the palm. (4M)(c) Kneel and sit on heels. (1M)(d) Repeat all (a and b) in kneeling position. (8M)(e) Stand and keep fan. (1M) Figure 6Music E - play once(a) Point R foot in intermediate in front (obliquely), bend 1 knee slightly. Point R (b) forefinger to R foot and look at the R foot at the same time (ct. 1). Put the feet together and straighten knees, arms in reverse “T” position, forefingers pointing upward (ct. 2). Raise the heels(c. 1) lower heels (ct. 2). (2M)(b) Repeat (a) with L foot and L hand. (2M)(c) Repeat (a) and (b). (4M). Figure 7Music F - play once(a) Take fan and open with the R hand, starting with the R foot, execute shuffling forward moving clockwise. Hold fan at chest level, fanning vigorously. Bend the body slightly forward. (8 cts.). (4M) (b) Turn right about. Repeat (a), counterclockwise (8 cts.). (4M). FinaleMusic Finale(a) Close fan and keep. Bow low (1M), straighten trunk (1M). Repeat once more (2M). (4M)(b) Three-step turn right in place and bow low. (3M). You can watch the video of the dance on the DVD presentation. Lesson 1: Chinese Fan Dance (China)
Practice Quiz: Answer the following:1. Write down the fundamental dance position of the arms and the feet used in this dance. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ___2. Enumerate the basic steps used in the dance and write their corresponding dance patterns. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____3. Enumerate the dance terminologies that you have encountered in the dance then write their step pattern. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____4. What is the symbol of the dance? Why? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____5. Does the dance show the culture of the Chinese? How? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____ Shall We Dance!!! Lesson 1: Chinese Fan Dance (China) Perform the Chinese Fan Dance in front of the class with music and proper costume. You can watch the video of the dance on the DVD presentation. After the dance, answer the following checklist:Questions: Yes No 1. Did you execute the basic steps accurately? 2. Did you follow the dance steps properly? 3. Have you felt the essence of the dance? 4. Did you perform the whole dance properly? 5. Did you love the dance? After answering the checklist, write your conclusion about the dance and about yourperformance._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lesson 1: Chinese Fan Dance (China)