Monique, a retired teacher in France, wrote to me about a Maypole Dance, "We have a dance related to the May pole tradition." This pretty dance is from Provence…
Monique wrote, "We had the 4th graders dance it when the topic of the ‘fête de fin d’année’ (the end of the school year party) was Occitania. Occitania is a region of France, Spain and Italy where they speak Occitan. Occitan was the language of the troubadours.
Thanks for pointing out that lovely video Monique!
Monique works with me on the French and Spanish versions of Mama Lisa’s World and has shared many songs from Occitania.
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