Summer 2016 – Connecting the Dots

All Around This World

Connecting the Dots!

Click image to learn more about Jay Sand and his summer tour

Click image to learn more about Jay Sand and his summer tour

In this whirlwind season of class, we will explore music from every corner of the globe—and become amazed at how it’s all connected somehow. Africa? Meet Spain. (And England. And France.) Discover Africa’s musical influence on the “New World.” Give and ye shall receive—music that originated in Africa, ventured abroad (the Caribbean and the Americas), then came home. Korean Trot, Japanese Boogie Woogie, Sri Lankan Calypso, Finnish Tango…when music appears in unexpected places. Plus, why are there accordions everywhere?? Your kids will love singing, clapping, playing percussion instruments, and dancing to some of the funnest music the world can offer. (Yes, we know “funnest” is not actually a word—but it should be!) You will expand your understanding of….well, the world!

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Each class is 45 minutes long. We start the class with the Hello Song, and then sing about more three songs seated on the floor. This activity includes patting, clapping, hand motions, or rocking, rowing, swaying and wiggling.

Next we do an “up and around the room” song, where we fly, swim, bounce, hop, spin, tiptoe, run or dance around the room. After this, we do about two songs using instruments such as drums, claves (sticks), shaker eggs or tambourines.

By now, it is time for a little free movement, so we get out the scarves and dance, twirl or play peek-a-boo while listening to authentic music from today’s focus country. There is usually one or two more songs after scarves, often a lullaby to soften the mood and pace.

Next comes the “Experience.” During the Experience, we learn a dance, or act out a custom or holiday celebration that comes from our focus country, while listening to traditional music. We end class with a free “playalong,” where kids choose an instrument and play to music, followed by the Goodbye Song, and High 5’s all around.

Class Schedule for Summer 2016

There are seven (7) classes in the summer 2016 session. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Wednesday class
(whole family)
Starts at 10:00 am
Week 1,
Latin America
June 22
Week 2,
Africa
June 29
Week 3,
South & Central Asia
July 13
Week 4,
The Caribbean
July 20
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE Sunday, July 24
Jay Sand, creator of AATW, visits Totem Square
Week 5,
Eastern Europe & the Baltics
July 27
Week 6,
East & SE Asia
August 10
Week 7,
US & Canada
August 17

Note: No class July 6th or August 3rd

Special Guest Appearance July 24th! Jay Sand, creator of AATW visits Totem Square. Bring the whole family!

Look for Connecting the Dots II in summer 2017!

Early-bird pricing
(good through June 15, 2016)
$77 for one child
$105 for two (2) siblings

Regular pricing
(starting June 16, 2016)
$105 for one child
$133 for two (2) siblings

What our happy parents say...

  • "This is a fantastic program. Elizabeth is just amazing!!!... The class absolutely has value. The curriculum and instructor far exceed the skill and musical level of any other class I’ve tried."

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