Project for School

For my World Music class, my professor assigned us to work in groups and do a fieldwork project, observing about a specific musical group and writing about the way music functions in our community. So my group and I observed a local dance group, called All For One. It’s an volunteer-based organization that provides inexpensive dance classes to kids to provide them a way to experience culture, stay fit, and have fun in a safe, constructive environment.

From Random Pics 2009

We first observed a Mexican Folklorico dance class. The students wore their “practice skirts” and “character shoes”, which are along the same lines of a tap dance shoe.

From Random Pics 2009

Then we observed a Hip-Hop dance class. This was a less structured, less disciplined class — but still intense. The kids really looked like they were having fun!

From Random Pics 2009

It was a fun subject to choose! We will be researching the history of each kind of dance and its corresponding musical style, and writing up a five-page paper. Then we’ll be presenting our findings to the class in a few weeks. Fun, fun, fun!

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