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Dancing Into History

Dancing Into History
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Students in the 5th grade at the Cambridgeport School have been hopping, stomping and kicking up their heels 18th century style with Jacob Bloom from the Dance in the Schools program. They’ve learned about the role of dance in the American Colonies, specifically between social classes. The students practiced English Country dances and African-inspired circle dances, noting the fundamental, meaningful differences between the styles.

Our collaboration with Dance in the Schools helps students learn long after the lively, fun sessions end. Dancing and discussing 18th century movement helps fifth graders think more deeply about their American colonial research, bringing the 1700’s to life through this amazing experience.