The revised 2019 edition:
- This short video course enables Activity Coordinators to implement Sitdance Downunder
- No training needed, all expertise is in the video
- Safe to use, checked by a physiotherapist for suitability
- Just push play and dance!
Sitdance Downunder Trailer 2:15
Full preview one tutorial + dance 5:49
Session 1 (28:20):
- Warming Up Dance (stage 1)
- How Do You Dootee (stage 1)
- Jan Pierewiet (stage 1)
- Nigun Atik (stage 1)
- Waltzing Matilda (stage 1)
Session 2 (27:30):
- Dance 1-5 (progressed to stage2)
- New dance: Music Box (stage 1)
Session 3 (29:48):
- Dance 1-5 (stage 2)
- Music Box (progressed to stage 2)
- New dance: Le Bal De Jugon (stage 1)
Session 4 (29:14):
- Dance 1-6 (stage 2)
- Le Bal de Jugon (progressed to stage 2. All dances have now progressed to the final 'stage 2'. Use this session as often as desired.
- Warming-up Dance, La raspa, Mexico
- How do you dootee?, Australia
- Jan Pierewiet, Netherlands
- Nigun Atik, Israel
- Waltzing Mathilda, Australia
- Music Box, Australia
- Le Bal de Jugon, Brittany
Dances are taught in 2 stages and progress from session to session.
Stage 1: New dances are explained in a tutorial, followed by the dance with voice-over instructions.
Stage 2: Tutorials from stage 1 progress to ‘quick reviews’,the ‘dance with intructions’ from stage 1 progresses to
‘dance with occasional cues’
- Ideally place participants in a half circle so they can see each other joining in.
- Allow on screen instructions to do their job
- Avoid distractions
- Repeat each session until participants master the dances, before moving to the next session.
- Repetition is good
- Progress too fast and participants may get frustrated and loose interest
- Have a ball!