Lesson 1: Dragon Dance

After watching the ‘Story of Nian’ that explains the Chinese New Year Story, children dance to music traditionally used to celebrate the festival, moving in response to the musical elements: crescendo, tempo and duration

Learning Objectives

  • Showing the features of Chinese New Year music through dance

  • Knowing the story of Chinese New Year

  • Describing the features of Chinese New Year Music using musical terminology

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Elizabeth Stafford,  
Music specialist
After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year careerA job or occupation in one area of work that is undertaken for a long period of time…. in music education; teaching at early years, primary…
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