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Russian Kick Dancers

Have you ever wondered what traditional dancing in Russia looks like?  You’ve probably seen something like it before. Watch the video to get an idea of traditional Russian dancing.

What type of dancing did this remind you of?


  1. Pick one of the moves from the men in the video and try it yourself.  See how many times you can do that specific kick in one minute.

  2. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Russian Kick Dancers.

  3. Watch the video a few more times and see how many of the moves you can master. Can you make a video of your dance?  What would you name it?

  4. Write one or two paragraphs about your experience trying to mimic traditional Russian dance moves. Include which move you mastered. How difficult or easy were they? Explain in detail.
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