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Chapter I Fundamentals of Foreign Folk Dances Introduction Objectives Lesson 1 Fundamental Dance Position Lesson 2 Basic Steps Lesson 3 Terminologies In Foreign Folk Dance Chapter Evaluation <<Back
According to the history, dance is an outlet of different emotions and a pattern of our daily lives of different society accompanied by certain music. It also refers to the movement set to music where organization, structure, and pattern merge. It is a composition that implies arrangement of parts into a form.
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In watching the dances from different countries of the world, it is exciting to see the natural and entertaining movements that are revealed while dancing. They are changing their movements from very simple to more difficult movements that make the audience entertain.
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One of the most anticipated dance is the folk dance, a cultural art form handed down from generation to generation. We are very much familiar with the Philippine Folk Dance, now we will take up Foreign Folk Dances are the movements of emotions and culture within a specific country which sometimes declared as the national dance. Those folk dances don’t include the folk dances of your own country but of the others. Folk dances are based on the culture and beliefs of the people inhabiting the area and considered to be a wonderful activity rich in social values, imagination and dramatization.
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. To define what is Foreign Folk Dance;
. To recall and perform the fundamental dance position of the arms and the feet;
. To be aware of some basic steps in Foreign Folk Dance;
. To lend attention to the different terminologies needed in dancing the Foreign Folk Dance; and
. To perform the basic steps of Foreign Folk Dancing.