The Hippodrome Hippopotamus Dance

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Because the hippopotamus has four feet,

His dance has the most amazing beat.

When he performs in the hippodrome,

Half of the crowd go flying home !

The hippopotamus dance is a sight to see,

There are four steps forwards,

Then back, one, two, three !

To learn to dance like a hippopotamus is an absolute must !

You spin through the air and kick up clouds of dust.

The hippopotamus makes such a fuss,

When he dances, he knocks over a bus !

You’ve never seen such a lot of huffing,

As when the hippopotamus begins his puffing.

When the hippopotamus bends over backwards,

Chuckle Buckle’s circus tent, collapses inwards.

When one time, the hippopotamus stomped his foot –

He put in the circus tent such a big hole,

That the circus had to be shut !

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The Quickstep Game

This O is a hippopotamus footstep. Draw a line between each footprint, then from North, work out the angles that the hippopotamus’s dance takes.

 

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© Jacqueline Richards 2008

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