Folk Dancing Fun at JAE

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Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students, family and staff came together this October to participate in a fun-filled evening of family folk dancing. 

This annual event provided the opportunity for children to bring their parents to school, where together they participated in several folk dances led by school music teacher Craig Knapp. This multigenerational experience builds appreciation of the process of music making and community spirit.
 
Traditional folk dancing promotes building of community, teamwork, discipline, respect and following instructions. Folk dance has links with many other subjects, including history, literacy, art, music and physical education. The students enjoyed the event, learning valuable social skills as well as improving coordination and confidence.