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Adapted Dance: Waka Waka

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Adapted Dance: Waka WakaAdapted Dances | ON | 2018

"Move N' Mingle is an adapted dance program, for people with intellectual disabilities that operates at the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre in Toronto Canada. We serve a diverse group of individuals and have been dancing together for over 10 years, with the help of some very dedicated volunteers. Our dance repertoire consists of modified folk dances as well as dances that have been specifically choreographed for our group, according to the musical preferences of the participants. We thank a generous donor for sponsoring this video series.

Waka Waka was the official song of the 2010 FIFA world cup soccer championship, held in South Africa. This dance, has been choreographed for the Move n Mingle Program. The parts of the dance follow the musical arrangement and are not repeated exactly the same number of times throughout the song. To master this dance, the dance leader needs to become familiar with the song, and then the movements flow very well.

Here is a summary of the dance movements:
Opening sequence arms UP to R, Up to L, Down To R, Down to L x4
Traveling around the circle with a push & push hand movement x8 sequences
Rolling & Chopping: Roll arms low and then higher x4
Chopping movement with hands low and then higher x 4
Waka Waka chorus x2: hands in prayer position in front of chest, move R side to L side 2 times, With hands separated, palms facing forward, hands move up-down-up-down
Roll & chop Sequence repeats
Travelling Sequence Repeats x8
Roll & Chop repeats
Waka Waka Chorus repeats x4
Roll & chop repeats
Introductory arms up and down repeats
Waka Waka chorus repeats x4
Roll and Chop figure repeats
Open free style movement for ending

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