Martes, Marso 13, 2012

MODULE 24: Varsovienne (Germany)


I.                    Objectives:
At the end of the lesson, the students are expected to:
a.       enumerate the elements of Varsovienne dance;
b.      perform the basic steps of Varsovienne; and
c.       appreciate the Varsovienne dance.

II.                  Overview:

Varsovienne came from Germany. It is a slow, graceful dance in ¾ time with an accented down beat in alternative measure with the key signature B minor. It combines elements of waltz, mazurka, and polka. It is one of the smoothest and graceful dances known.

III.                Learning Content:

Varsovienne known originated around 1850 in Warsaw, Poland in honor of Mount Versevius and was introduced to France by a young dance instructor named De’sire’ in America in 1853. The dance was popular in 19th century in America, where it was danced to the tune Put Your Little Foot. It is a slow, graceful dance in ¾ time with an accented down beat in alternative measures with the key signature B minor. Ot combines the elements of waltz, mazurka, and polka. It quickly became a favorite folkdance in Scandinavian countries as well.

The unique arm hold by the same name- also known as the promenade hold is used in other dance styles such as American square dance, contra dance and some ballroom dances.

The dance came from Poland is a form of the Warschauer that, however is danced meanwhile in whole Germany. Its special feature is the constant change between forceful mazurka steps and atmosphere-full waltz forms. Varsovienne is form Pomeranian and danced in a Weizacker costume.

·         The dance is in ¾ time signature.
·         Key signature of B minor
·         Combines elements of waltz, mazurka, and polka
·         Music is in the tune of Foot Your Little Feet



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