Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Just for fun: here's a shot of my Sunday music class students doing the Filipino dance called the "Tinikling." In the authentic dance, they use heavy bamboo poles, not little sticks. When the poles clash together, beware, little ankles!
A strong 1-2-3 beat makes this dance a great tool for teaching rhythm to kids.
We lived in the Philippines for a few years when I was about eight years old. I have fond memories of our one trip to a resort in the mountains. The adults drank rice wine and I danced the Tinikling. I later rejoiced when a nasty monkey on a chain pulled my brother's hair.
Have you traveled overseas? Where would you like to go?