New England Dancing Masters - New England Dancing Masters
This collection includes but a handful of the countless traditional singing games that have been danced, sung and passed on by generations of children throughout the U.S. and the British Isles. The purpose of the book is to make these 21 singing games more accessible to anyone who works with children. Some games may become part of the playground culture, or they may be shared by the children and teacher as part of the dance repertoire in the classroom. Since singing games have always been integral to music education, this collection can be an important part of developing a dance tradition in your school or community. Tips on teaching dance in the classroom, transcriptions of the melodies, and a glossary of dance terms are included. The CD recording features the Amidon family singing all the songs accompanied by a variety of instruments. 46 pages.
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