Recreation, leisure and dance activities I

Physical and health education J.S.S 2 Second Term

Week 7

Recreation, leisure and dance activities I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Differentiate between folk traditional, social and modern dances.


Pre-colonial or folk traditional dances and social dances

Dance is the movement of the body to a musical rhythm. It may involve only one person, group of people; it may be an informal play, part of a professional performance etc.

This movement has a symbolic value acknowledge as dance by performers within a particular tribe.

Rhythm is the basis of music and dance. Dances generally have a characteristic tempo and rhythmic pattern. Dancing is a major source of entertainment in traditional Nigerian society.

Different dance activities

There are different types of dances;

Traditional dance

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