Dance is believed to be a social manifestation that represents characteristic aspects of a society. It is aimed at enhancing the students’ knowledge in multicultural awareness and building strong values among them through various interesting activities.The students of classes KG and 1 participated in the ‘Show N Tell’ activity as part of ISA project, ‘Dancing Hues’. This project is aimed at makingthe students understand the dance forms of different countries like India, Spain and Germany, showcasing their culture, tradition and costumes and instilling passion for dance in young students.
The students of Classes KG-A, KG-B and KG-Clearnt about the folk dances of India and the children of classes KG-D, KG-E and KG-F learnt about the classical dance forms of India. Students were given information about the various dance forms of India through PPTs and videos. After giving relevant information, students were asked to show a picture of their chosen dance form and speak a few lines about the same. Students of sections A, B, C spoke about the folk dances of Indian states like Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan while sections D, E and F spoke about the classical dances of Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Odisha.
Classes 1A, 1B and 1C were allocated the dances of Spain and the sections 1D, 1E and 1F were allocated the dances of Germany. Students were given information about the relevant countries through PPTs, videos and colouring sheets. Thereafter, students were asked to show a picture of the given dance form and speak a few lines about the same. Students of sections A, B and C spoke about the dances of Spain like Flamenco, Fandango and Paso Doble etc while sections D, E and F spoke about the dances of Germany like Waltz, Schuhplattler and Zwiefacher etc. It was an exciting learning experience for them and it was a delight to see that all the students had taken keen interest in all the activities. The students were given an opportunity to exhibit their confidence and speaking skills. It was quite appreciable to see that even in the current scenario of lockdown, a few parents managed to dress up their wards according to the given theme.
All our budding artists and young explorers of classes KG and I enthusiastically participated in these joyful activities which enhanced their international awareness.