Tinikling is a traditional folk dance from the Philippines, performed by jumping over poles while dancing to music.
Tinikling involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers, who step over and in between the poles in a dance. Alternating between dancer and “clinker” doubles the fun for kids with each new Tinikling style. Songs at various tempos increase or slow the speed of the game to create a range of challenges and excitement.
Sturdy ABS-plastic jump poles and slide boards feature soft vinyl end caps for safety and nonslip anchoring, making this set extremely durable and easy to use. Two connecting sections are used instead of three to avoid bowing in the middles of the poles, with cross bars kept a safe distance away from clinkers to avoid pinching. High tensile strength makes this Tinikling set ideal for both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Made with convenient pushpins, this set is easy to assemble and disassemble, yet remains durably intact during activities.
Skill Building Opportunities
Tinikling promotes cardiovascular and muscle endurance, as well as coordination and agility for students of all ages. Change the music tempo to pace workouts and promote skill development: high beats per minute keep heart rates high, while lower beats per minute push endurance. Dances develop movement coordination with every step, while clinkers practice teamwork and communication, creating a team building atmosphere with every routine. DVD features basic techniques and activities, along with three routines. CD includes three practice drum rhythms, seven songs with drum accents, and a guide.
Set includes four 48"L pole sections and two 28"L slide boards. Instructional Guide and Christy Lane's Tinikling Today in the USA DVD/CD (45 min., 2006) sold separately.