Every semester, I teach a non-MT play party or folk dance in my MT classes. I like to give families an opportunity to do an activity that has a traditional history somewhere in the world, that engages folks in direct cooperation, and that is a little bit longer than most of our 2 and 3-minute song activities. This semester, we’ll be learning a Scandinavian folk dance known as Fjäskern, or Hurry Scurry. Some sources say it is Swedish and some say it is Danish.
Here’s the Wikipedia page about the history of Swedish folk music:
and here are some links to listen or download an audio file of Fjäskern:
and finally, here are a couple of versions of the dance on video: