** 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 WESTERN EUROPE LIVECAST CLASS SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 11:00am (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!
While so many music-lovers worldwide are familiar with Western European classical compositions and have heard our share of British pop and rock, there are so many wonderful traditional musical genres in Western Europe and the Nordic countries that may have eluded our college dorm room CD collection.
In "Kids Explore Western Europe" we dig a bit beneath the surface–just a hair beyond Beethoven and the Beatles–to get and idea of the many wonderful forms of music Western Europe and the Nordic countries have to offer. In our lessons we visit:
— England: where we prance with Morris Dancing and also a merry old techo-dancing during a rave.
— France: we storm the Bastille
—Spain: of course we dance flamenco
— Italy: we do what anyone would naturally do if bitten by a tarantula–dance the tarantella.
— Greece: we add 3 beats to 2 and 2 more then try the kalamatiano, a 12 step dance
— The Small States: we spread out all over Europe and learn about several “small states,” landing in Malta where we compete in a Ghana Spirtu Protn.
— Germany: we not only dance the schuhlplattler at Oktoberfest but we also learn the finer art of headbanging at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal fest
— Finland: we dance about the maypole to mark midsommer and do the bunny hop, just because.
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.