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5th Grade Square Dancing

In the month of November, all of the grades study the music of Aaron Copland, one of America’s most famous composers.  After listening to Copland’s Hoedown from the ballet Rodeo, the fifth graders learned some square dancing movements to perform while listening to the piece (a hoedown is a traditional cowboy dance party!). This week the fifth graders learned the traditional dance song called Alabama Gal, and created their own square dances in groups.  They were allowed to use any of the movements we had previously learned, as well as add their own.  The results are fabulous! Here are some examples from Room 208:



Mrs. Agati is the music teacher at Pine Glen School in Burlington Massachusetts.

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