This past Wednesday, the Connecticut Ballet brought THE WORLD OF DANCE to our students. This program introduced students to a wide range of dance forms, exposed them to the diversity of world music and dance, and allowed them to interact with dancers and musicians in a stimulating assembly program format.
Traditional western dance forms of ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop are fairly standard fare on television and in other media. The dance forms of indigenous peoples are rarely presented by the media, much less as the cross-cultural phenomenon they represent. In The World of Dance assembly, the Connecticut Ballet presented dance as a ‘cultural mirror’ for students to consider their own ethnic diversity and help them to honor one another’s unique cultural make-up.
This is just one of the many enrichment activities the Stony Lane PTO provides for our children. There will be another assembly on March 11th! We hope they enjoyed the experience. 🙂