African Dance: Moves, Costumes & History


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Which of the following statements best defines African dance?

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1. What are some of the themes found in African dance?

2. Some of the formations commonly found in African dances are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

African dance has its own exciting and unique mix of music, moves and costumes, which you'll be asked about on this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be tested on the definition of African dance, themes found in this art form and details about costume elements used in this kind of dance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Point out an instrument used frequently in African dance
  • Identify some formations that are often used in this kind of dance
  • Name some items that are usually found on African dance costumes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about themes found in African dance
  • Defining key terms - verify that you can accurately define key terms, such as African dance
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to identify an instrument that is used often in this art form

Additional Learning

The lesson named African Dance: Moves, Costumes & History will give you more insight into this subject. This lesson discusses:

  • Examples of dances that define roles in a community
  • How African dance initially expanded into America and other countries
  • Body articulation in African dance