Folk dances are dances that are handed down from generation to generation. They help cultures keep their traditions and stories.
Read and Watch the video links and practice the Movements! Think about the similarities and differences of these cultural dances.
Background: This dance from Germany expresses the actions of a shoemaker, winding a bobbin, pulling the thread, tapping the nails or pegs into the shoe. A long time ago shoes were not made by machines in factories but by shoemakers in their little shops. The shoemaker sewed the leather with a big needle and a very heavy thread. He fastened the soles on with pegs or nails.
Formation: Double circle
Movements: Hand gestures, skipping
SEVEN JUMPS from Denmark
TARANTELLA from Italy