Dancing and Culture

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  •  Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Dancing plays an important role in a culture. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What kind of dances do you enjoy doing?
    • What is the most difficult dance you’ve ever attempted?
    • What emotions are associated with dancing?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
partner (n) either of two people dancing together
It was helpful that her dance
partner was tall as well.
entertainment (n) the action of providing amusement or enjoyment
The salsa dancing was great entertainment for the evening. 
romantic (adj) characterized by the expression of love
She wanted to go out dancing as she thought it was something romantic to do.
cultural (adj) relating to ideas, customs and social behaviors of a people
The students were excited to learn about all the different cultural dances in class. 
dip (v) lower someone downward
The dance move they had yet to master was the dip, as he was afraid of dropping her.
participate (v) take part in something
All the new students were encouraged to participate in the dance. 
turn up (expression) increase the volume, intensity of something
When the dance started, she asked the student to turn up the music.
work out (expression) to exercise
She liked to work out with dancing to get her heart rate up.
keep up (expression) continue at the same rate
He was surprised she could keep up with the fast tempo.
dance on air (expression) to be very happy
When she got the promotion, it was like she was dancing on air. 

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Why walk when you can dance?”
― Ellen Van Dam

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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