Activities

KIBO Dances the Virginia Reel

Posted On October 9, 2017

KIBO Dances the Virginia Reel! This was a test run of a long dance program. For this dance, we programmed a series of “figures” (circle with your partner, do-si-do, etc) individually, then linked them together into one long program separated by Wait for Clap blocks. This way the KIBOs stayed synchronized; it also represented the role of the “caller” in this type of folk dance, who tells the dancers when to start each figure.

Here are images of the program sections:

For more about KIBO curriculum based on dance, check out “Dances from Around the World” from Tufts’ DevTech Research Group: http://tkroboticsnetwork.ning.com/page/robotics-curriculum#kibo

Music in video: ‚ÄúVirginia Reel” recorded by Mark Geslison and Geoff Groberg (http://geslisongroberg.com/)

Contributed by: KinderLab Robotics, Inc., http://www.kinderlabrobotics.com