Upon a Summer’s Day | Arts in the Renaissance

In this video Instructor Jennifer Rose teaches a group of fifth grade students a Renaissance dance, Upon a Summer’s Day, from John Playford’s book The English Dancing Master. Rose explains that the dance originated in England during the 17th century but was still being danced in the 1920s in the Appalachian Mountain region of Kentucky.

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