Diwali. 2: Time to celebrate!

Diane Louise Jordan has the second of two dance sessions celebrating the festival of Diwali.

2. Time to celebrate!

In the second session of the unit the children focus on the Diwali celebrations - handing out presents, letting off fireworks, a procession through the streets with the statue of Ravana and finally, Rama and Sita coming home through the jungle.

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Teacher's Notes
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Diwali - complete dance music sequence (refer to the Teacher's Notes for the elements of the dance included).

Lesson summary

Warm up: skipping and freezing in rangoli shapes.

Getting ready: a reprise of sweeping, polishing and opening the windows.

Handing out sweets: skipping around space and handing out sweets.

Letting off fireworks: pairs – star jumps and turning on the spot.

A procession through the streets: groups of four - a statue of Ravana.

Letting off fireworks and a procession through the streets: groups of four – putting together statue and fireworks sequences.

Rama and Sita come home: making the lamps which guide them home.

Cool down: lie down and stretch out arms and legs.

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