Stepping Into Folk Dancing

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Music, rhythm and fun reverberated throughout Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School as students, family and staff came together to participate in a fun-filled evening of family folk dancing this October.

The annual event provided the opportunity for students to bring their parents to school, where together they participated in several folk dances led by school music teacher Craig Knapp. This multigenerational experience builds appreciation of the process of music making and community spirit.

Traditional folk dancing promotes building of community, teamwork, discipline, respect and following instructions. Folk dance has links with many other subjects, including history, literacy, art, music and physical education. The students enjoyed the event, learning valuable social skills as well as improving coordination and confidence.