Learn how to stomp dance

Stomp Dance Demonstration | Chickasaw Cultural Center

APRIL 4 - DECEMBER 31, 2022

Tuesdays: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a. m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p. m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a. m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

The stomp dance is a treasured tradition in Chickasaw culture that illustrates our spiritual and musical connection to nature through a variety of songs and dances, beginning with the "Friendship Dance." Stomp dancers perform in traditional clothing and visitors are encouraged to participate. 

Dependent upon weather, the stomp dance demonstration will be held in the Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village, Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater or Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center.

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What we offer

Dance Programs

School Concerts

Regional Programs

School Presentations



Courses run for 5, 8, or 10 weeks and coincide with the school term.

Let's Dance!

Our dance programs can be used as the key movement mediums in health and physical education and can be identified in the arts learning areas as one of the five art forms.

Our hip hop courses are designed to develop your students fundamental movement and coordination skills, as well as instilling them with respect, social skills, teamwork and self expression. They will perform basic to complex motor skills and movement patterns and become creative and confident all while having a great time.

Book a dance program with Stomp and your students will learn individual, partner, and team dances such as general hip hop, Indigenous, African, Bollywood dance styles and much much more.

Workshop days

Maybe you don’t have time to fit in a dance program; maybe you want something for just a day. Why not book a Stomp Workshop Day for your school?

Stomp will come out to
your school and run a full-day workshop with your students and staff, teaching a series of dance lessons between 9:00pm – 3:30pm. We’ll even finish up with an optional whole-school presentation at the end of the day, so that your parents and family members can come along, watch and (if they’re feeling brave) maybe even join in.

School concerts

Take the pressure off your staff and book us to organise and run your school performance.

Our programs are designed to be flexible. Whether it be something as simple as helping out with choreography, or if you’re after the whole package, we can help. We’ll provide
a theme, dance routines, costume ideas
and work with students to perfect their
roles, helping to build confidence and an understanding of themselves, in the context of a larger ensemble. Valuable lessons are learnt through these programs, with teamwork and co-operation at the core of every session.

We even provide a script, that you will be able to modify to suit your school if needed.

Staff, students and parents all thoroughly enjoy taking part in school concerts, and we’re confident that our program will provide an exemplary experience for everyone involved.

Every school has its own culture, with
a distinct identity that is different to every other school. We work with each school to tailor a concert program specific its students, ensuring the program fits with your school’s values and culture.

Courses run for 5, 8 or 10 weeks and coincide with the school term. Instructor for performance night free of charge!

Regional programs

Not only do Stomp teach in Metropolitan areas, we also offer a one week intensive program designed for regional schools.

Schools that are more than two hours drive from the city qualify for our regional programs. For one week, we will come to your school each day and teach your students four- to-five dance routines across the week, with a parent showcase to finish on the final day of the program.

The process of creating a dance presentation for parents is also great for building relationships within the school community, giving parents and caregivers the opportunity to be involved in student learning.

Small rural schools will need to team up with one or two other schools within a 30–45 minute drive. That way, we can spend the entire week in your area. Please note, we’ll also add a travel fee for regional schools, which is determined by location of the school and accommodation costs in the area. We’ll be sure to include this in your quote.

School presentations

Wanting to finish your dance course off with a bang?

At the completion of your Stomp dance program, we offer a presentation evening — the perfect chance for parents and teachers to celebrate students’ achievements in front of the school’s community.

We’ll work with you to run the presentation night, where students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the new dances and skills they’ve gained throughout the course.

These presentations offer students the chance to build their own confidence, while learning how to perform for an audience, and work as a team in order to deliver a special event.

Your Stomp instructor will be present to coordinate the showcase, and will work with staff to deliver an entertaining, engaging and successful event that will be memorable for everyone involved.

Schools discos

Looking for a school disco jam-packed with fun dances, games and great music?

School discos are an excellent opportunity to give students a social and safe place to spend time with friends, either inside or outside of school hours. Sometimes delivering this and running the event itself can be hard work, expensive and resource intensive.

Stomp will run your school disco, from start to finish, complete with DJ equipment, disco lights, all the latest music your students will know and love.

Our program allows teachers to step back, and with everything included, your school’s required resources are kept to a minimum.

Our instructor can teach your students an energetic hip hop routine, and lead them through a range of different games and activities that will keep them moving the entire time. Of course, your Stomp instructor will make sure every student has a great time, all in a controlled and structured environment.

Discos are run in two sessions. A one-hour program is run for P–2, with another one-
hour for years 3–6. For larger schools more time can be allocated, with customisations available to fit your school’s needs.


How to teach a child to dance at home. Even if you are not one of those parents who dream of a dance career for their baby, it is worth teaching your child to dance at home. Dance helps to express yourself and your feelings through body movements.

Of course, if you are not a choreographer, the kid will have to master the skill in dance circles, but by this time the child will already have the basics and will be able to develop a natural ability to dance. Why teach a child to dance? Dance develops coordination of movements and trains the vestibular apparatus. Dance strengthens the muscular corset and the musculoskeletal system. Dance teaches flexibility and plasticity. Dance helps to form the correct posture and beautiful gait. nine0003

Dance teaches you to feel the rhythm of the melody. Dance helps to develop imaginative thinking in a child and teaches to perceive information by ear. During dancing, children splash out the accumulated energy, this has a positive effect on their emotional state. At what age should a child be taught to dance? The first step in learning to dance is the ability to hear the melody and feel the rhythm.

Scientists say that you can teach a baby to dance from birth, and turn on music even earlier: being in the mother's tummy, the baby hears and remembers everything. Take the baby in your arms (possibly in a sling) and smoothly dance to calm music with him. Soon you will notice that he likes it, he will start asking you to do it as soon as he hears the music. After six months, you can learn to clap your hands to the beat of the music. Many children themselves begin to move their legs or shake their heads to the music. At the age of 1.5-2 years, you can add several exercises that are performed to the music: Hold hands with mom and dance. nine0003

Spin around. Hold on to each other and "ride the train." Shrug. Squat. Swing in different directions. Jump in place. You can call it the "dance of the little sparrow."

Raise handles, etc. At 2.5-3 years old, a child can already combine some exercises and perform a certain procedure to the music, getting in time: Stomp in place and clap your hands. Stomp in place and sway.

Put your hands on your belt and turn alternately in different directions. Jump alternately on different legs, hands on the belt. Step forward, turn. Step back, clap. A step to the side, a jump, etc. You can come up with a sequence of actions yourself, based on the selected musical repertoire. nine0003


Turn on your imagination, add bright ribbons, hats or scarves to the dance, imitate the birds and wave your “wings”, shake your head like an elephant . .. Dance with your child and show how great it is to spin with your favorite toy baby. Tap your spoons to the beat of the music. By the way, this can be done even while you are preparing dinner. Of course, at the beginning, the child will not have time to perform all the actions and fall in time with the music, he will get confused and forget the sequence, but over time you will notice how the sharp dance movements of the little one will begin to turn into smooth ones, the baby will begin to perform more and more complex actions. If your imagination has exhausted itself, you can find many videos on the Internet on how to teach a child to dance at any age. For the little ones, there are even special children's nursery rhymes that will not only help teach a child to dance, but also have fun. Remember at least “Dance of the Little Ducklings”, “Songs with Mom” by Zheleznova. nine0003

Teaching a child to dance: tips and tricks. 1. The main thing is that the process of learning to dance is fun. 2. Choose a playful song that your child likes. Mobile kids, most often, like fast music, and quiet kids will like a calm melody. Songs from cartoons that can be downloaded from the Internet, or Russian folk songs will go with a bang.

And before going to bed it is better to put on calm melodies, for example, classical music. 3. Do not make the sound too loud so as not to injure the baby's ears. 4. Match actions to the rhythm so that the child learns to feel the music. 5. There is nothing wrong with the fact that the child refuses to perform the given movements, but comes up with his own. Let him experiment. nine0003

6. Make sure that the baby does not spin in place for too long. Don't play fast songs right before bed. 7. Make space for dancing to avoid injury. If the room is crowded, move the furniture, remove everything that might interfere. 8. Complicate the movements as you master the previous ones.

9. Observe the baby and repeat the movements that he likes more often. 10. Praise your child, even if he does not succeed! Clap your hands after each song, thus encouraging the crumbs. 11. If the kid is not immediately in the mood for dancing, do not despair, try to set an example of how fun and cool it is to dance. nine0003


12. If the child is not in the mood, postpone dancing for a while. How to choose a circle to teach a child to dance? Children aged 3-4 years old are willingly accepted into various dance sections, your child will probably be taught to dance there, and the skills that the kid has already received by dancing from early childhood at home will not go unnoticed. The main thing is that the child likes to dance. 1. Pay attention to the training program: it should be varied. In addition to classical choreography, it is desirable to instill musical taste and develop plasticity. nine0003

2. The teacher must win the trust and sympathy of the child. 3. To expand the horizons of the baby, costume and theatrical performances are useful, and performances on stage will help to become more confident and bold. Dancing is a great way to deal with the irrepressible energy of the little one. But there are children who are modest, quiet and sedentary, while being non-musical and non-plastic by nature.

For such children, learning to dance can seem like a real torment. If your child likes calm and painstaking activities, then perhaps he should find another hobby group, and dancing will become home entertainment according to his mood. The main thing in early childhood is not to discourage the baby’s desire to move and dance, not to laugh at his clumsy movements, but to praise and cheer. The ability to dance and move to music, even at home with loved ones, will have a positive effect on the study of your body, on the development of self-confidence, and later on ease of communication with other people. nine0003

Dear readers! Does your child love to dance? At what age did he start showing interest in music?

How do you encourage him to dance?

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30 quotes about dancing from the greats

April 29, we all celebrate our main holiday - International Dance Day!

Dance.ru reminds: dancing is one of the most important arts, and it is highly valued in society. In confirmation of this - 30 quotes from great people about dancing.

Dancers are the athletes of God.

(Albert Einstein)

It all started with Fuete.
When the earth is in its rotation,
Like a virgin in the nude
Excited with embarrassment,
Suddenly spinning in the dark.

(Valentin Gaft)

I want to dance until I am 100 years old. And if you are not lazy, then you will not last more than forty.

(Maya Plisetskaya)

Ballet is hard labor in flowers. nine0003

(Faina Ranevskaya)

The audience must be kept in suspense, dancing with feelings.

(Boris Moiseev)

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of horizontal desires.

(George Bernard Shaw)

Imitate the wind when it breaks out of its mountain gorges: it wants to dance to the sound of its own flute, the seas tremble and jump under its feet.


You should never think that your partner is in any way inferior to you. Moreover, it cannot be shown on stage. nine0003

(Maris Liepa)

“Dance,” said the Sheep Man. As long as the music is playing, keep dancing. Do you understand, no? Dance and don't stop. Why are you dancing - do not argue. What is the meaning of this - do not think. It doesn't make sense, and never has. Think about it - your legs will stop. And if your legs stop even once, we won’t be able to help you. All your contacts with the world around you will be cut off. Will break forever. If that happens, you can only live in this world. Gradually, you will be drawn here entirely. Therefore, it is impossible for the legs to stop. Even if everything around seems stupid and meaningless - do not pay attention. Follow the rhythm and keep dancing. And then what is not quite hardened in you yet will slowly begin to dissolve. nine0089 (Haruki Murakami)

Movement, dance - I think it's brilliant, because it's boundless self-realization.
(Jude Law)

Those who are interested in dancing can easily fall in love.
(Jane Austen)

You can't really teach a person to dance, only he can do it himself.
(Jerome David Salinger)

A couple is like a painting that moves across the dance floor. nine0003

(Tatiana Kostina)

When we give ourselves entirely to the spirit of dance, it becomes prayer.
(Gabriella Roth)

Dance is the highest mind in the freest of bodies.
(Isadora Duncan)

Dance is a small model of life in a few minutes, with its own emotions and experiences.
(Andrey Vavilin)

They don't stop dancing because they get old, they get old because they stop dancing. nine0089 (Jesse Newbern)

Each dance is a unique story of feeling: He and She merge in body and soul, and the flight begins along the waves of tenderness and temptation.
(Dmitry Fateev)

Dance is the world's favorite metaphor.

(Christy Nilsson)

I don't try to dance better than everyone else. I try to dance better than myself.

(Mikhail Baryshnikov)

Dance is the secret language of the soul.

(Martha Graham)

Dance first. Then think. This is the natural order.

(Samuel Beckett)

Everything in the universe is rhythmic. Everyone is dancing.

(Maya Angelu)

Rather than stomp your feet out of anger, you better learn tap dance.

(Fred Astaire)

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breath. This is the rhythm of your life. It is an expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.

(Jacques d'Amboise)

The meaning of life is not to wait for the storm to end, but to learn to dance in the rain.

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