Counting the Cadaneasca Might Make Us Hungry

Yesterday we met the Cadaneasca, a 9 beat Romanian dance. Counting nine beats is tricky! We make it easier when we try it in class by using fruit to help us count. To get to nine, with “apple” being two beats” and “pineapple” three, we count APPLE, APPLE, APPLE, PINEAPPLE.  We can also count “one two, one two, ONE two three” or, as we also do in class to kick us into gear, “step step step HOP!” We end our week in Romania with this level of fruit-counting, step-hopping joy.

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