Folk dances are integral to understanding any group of people, any culture, any time period in human history. They can be used to extend and deepen social studies and language arts lessons as students read about and discuss specific folk dances. Some folk dances include songs that are sung by the participants, further extending connections to language arts. Students can also use folk and popular songs to create new dances. The resources listed below include favorite resources for purchase elsewhere as well as free online resources.
Here are some of my favorite dances:
Heel Toe Polka