Andrea McClain, coordinator for teacher licensing and education admissions in Belmont’s Department of Education, performed at the Metro Nashville Public Library Green Hills Branch in honor of Black History Month as part of several programs encouraging children to dance to the beat of history.
Along with Charlie Gilbert, representing the Global Education Center, McClain demonstrated dances connecting African rythms with the sounds of percussion instruments and invited children to dance along. “I wanted to share West African culture for Black History Month to show where African Americans came from,” said McClain in a report by News Channel 5. “At first the children are shy, but once the music and dancing starts going, you go up to them, they’re going to come out. They’re children who love music and love to dance.”