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18 chapter iii lesson 1

  1. 1. Lesson Objectives: 1. To interpret Varsovienne with the proper counting, costume and formations; 2. To identify the basic steps and terminologies used in Varsovienne; and 3. To perform the basic steps and terminologies learned from the previous chapter. This is a very delightful dance for girls but boys may take part if desired.COSTUME: Girls – Short full dark skirt, white blouse, short sleeves, black velvet bodice, white stockings, colored apron, hair in two braids, large black bow. Boys – Black knickers, colored stockings, gray coat, and full shirt, round green felt hat with ribbons.MUSIC - composed of two parts: A and B.COUNT - one, two, three to a measure.
  2. 2. FORMATION - Double circle facing counterclockwise, boys in the inside and girls in the outside circle. The boy places his R arm across the shoulder of the girl, takes her R hand over her R shoulder, L hands joined in front. The girl is a little bit to the right of boy. This is known as Varsovienne position. ABBREVIATIONS USED M – measure or measures Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right Figure 1Music A.(a) Starting with the R foot, take eight varsovienne steps, moving counterclockwise. (16M) Figure 2Music B.(a) Take two mazurka steps diagonally forward right. (2M)(b) Take one Varsovienne step to right. (2M)(c) Take two mazurka steps diagonally forward left. (2M)(d) Take one Varsovienne step to left. (2M)(e) Repeat all(a-c). (2M)NOTE: the dance may be repeated as many times as desired. You can watch the video of the dance on the DVD presentation. Lesson 1: Varsovienne (Germany)
  3. 3. 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 German? How? _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________
  4. 4. _________________________________________________________________ ________________ Shall We Dance!!! Lesson 1: Varsovienne (Germany) Perform the Varsovienne dance in front of the class with the 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 dance properly? 5. Did you love the dance? After answering the checklist, write your conclusion about the dance and aboutyour performance._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lesson 1: Varsovienne (Germany)