Music and dance from the past

  • Cultural dancers

Purpose

Learn about ancestors by learning dances and music from before the youth were born.

Description

Help the youth choose a historical era (for example, the 20s, 40s, or 70s) that they are interested in. Have each quorum, class, or group learn a popular song or dance from that era and present it to the members of your ward or branch or to a community senior citizen group. You may want to consider adding simple costumes, décor, and props from that era. Discuss how the world’s styles and interests may change, but the Lord’s standards always apply. Invite the youth to share how they can have fun dancing in today’s world while still maintaining the Lord’s standards (see For the Strength of Youth,Music and Dancing”).

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