African Dance: Tell Your Story

African Dance






Project Description

This pre-recorded resource introduces students to basic movements in West African dance. Through African dance, students increase physical fitness, improve coordination and concentration, and build an understanding of African culture through storytelling. This resource provides an opportunity for students to explore, experience, and learn about traditional West African dance, and witness how movement is inspired by everyday activities.

Suitable for all ages.

Artistic Process


What's included

Full Companion Video

Guiding Question

How do you tell a story and share everyday life through movement and sound?

Standards Addressed

D.C.N.M.6 I can identify and demonstrate movement from a culture and an historical time period.

Grade 3 - Standard 4: Demonstrate an understanding of varied human cultural and economic characteristics across Earth’s surface.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Knowledge: Creativity and Innovation
Life and Career Characteristics: Global Perspective

About the Project Creators

To learn more about Alisa Caldwell, click here.

To learn more about Ben Weston, click here.

Interested In This Resource? 

Request this resource here.

About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.