** Priority enrollment for the debut series of Explore Everywhere livecast classes -- 12 weeks of classes -- officially opens on Wednesday, April 8th and closes at the end of the day Wednesday, April 15th...but you can use this form to register now.
Students who sign up for any individual course in that period, at any price, will get priority access to login codes for livecasts and weekly e-mails with special information about each week's featured country and extra perks. **
SING AND DANCE WITH ME IN A KIDS EXPLORE THE U.S. AND CANADA LIVECAST CLASS SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 12:pm (noon) (U.S. Eastern Time/GMT-4). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
I'm Jay Sand, musician, children's music teacher and very proud dad of three daughters. I live in Philadelphia where I teach All Around This World global music and world cultures classes to children in my neighborhood. Because of this thing they call the Internet, I can also teach you and your kids anywhere!
This season we explore music from the United States and Canada, most of which is in English. Of course we take music from the U.S. and Canada and turn it on its ear, learning about as many of the many multilingual and multicultural musical genres that either formed or came into focus in the U.S. and Canada–jazz, blues, rock, disco, salsa, cajun, etc.–while paying particular attention to their global origins. We sing conjunto songs from Texas and note their Mexican and German roots, we’ll trace Louisiana Cajun music back to its Acadian origins in eastern Canada, we’ll look back to Mali to find blues and we’ll travel back across the Bering Strait land bridge to meet great great grandparents of Native American music.
If you’re not in an All Around This World classroom but instead you’re following along at home, you can still enjoy our lessons about Canada and the United States of America for kids:
— Native American and First Nations music: we bring rain with a Hope snake dance.
— Cajun/Creole: we stay up all night dancing the cajun two step at a fais do do.
— Conjuno/Tejano/Waila: We scratch like chickens as we dance waila
— Folk/Country: we promenade our parters in a traditional square dance, then of course we do-si-do
— Hawaiian: we mellow out in the islands with some slack hey guitar
— The Blues: 12 bars is all you need
— Jazz: first we scat, then we swing dance
— Salsa: we visit both NYC Puerto Rico at once as we turn up the sizzle to dance salsa
— Disco: it’s fun to stay at the Y – M – C – A!!
— Hip-hop: we end with windmills, helicopters and some delightful old school rap.
All Around This World courses on Teachable essentially operate on a pay-what-you-can basis. Discounts and scholarshiops are available! Check out the pricing secton below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.