Changing the World Through the Tik Tik Plastic Dance

Changing the World Through the Tik Tik Plastic Dance
Kathy Kampa-Vilina

Students dance to bring awareness to the problems of plastic in our world.

 

 

Students from Grades 1-4 performed a dance to the song "Tik Tik Plastic" on Plastic Free Day.

This Hindi song was produced by Bhamla Foundation in an effort to limit plastic use.

Students across India choreographed to this same song. Seisen students learned the gesture for "promise" and created dances in their house teams in the week prior to Plastic Free Day. Various groups, such as Morning Movement and SASA Dance, made specific parts of the dance. In the middle of dance, students used plastic to show how ugly plastic can be and that it is everywhere. They brought plastic from home to dance with. They had a lot of it! At the end of the dance, students change the dance to show the possibility of reusing and recycling.

Here are videos of some of the classes performing the "Tik Tik Plastic Dance." Additional classes will be added.

Let's remember that plastic is not good for our world and change our plastic habits.

Here is 1A.

Here is 2C.

Here is 4A.

English translation of the Tik Tik Plastic Song

  1. Tik tik tik tik tik tik

Let’s make a promise/ pledge,

Tik tik tik tik tik tik

that one time plastic has no place in our lives. (2X)

    2  if we don’t listen/ awake to this problem now…

            this problem will explode... and the flowing rivers ... will stop … their flow (2X)

    3. Have some pity on this planet before it’s too late,

          before this poison enters our veins.

    4. Why is our people are so dependent on plastic?

    5. Take some action today, to save our future!

    6. Tik tik tik tik tik tik

Let’s make a promise/ pledge,

Tik tik tik tik tik tik

that one time plastic has no place in our lives. (2X)

     7. One time use plastic--bottles, plates, straws, toothbrushes...etc ...etc…

             have spread across lands and seas…

             These plastics never get destroyed or dissolved…

              They only change into toxic waste.

    8. Let’s make a pledge...to bring a change …

             ….so that our planet gets a chance to smile again.

    9. Let’s make a promise/ pledge,

        that one time plastic has no place in our lives…

10. Tik tik tik tik tik tik

Let’s make a promise/ pledge,

Tik tik tik tik tik tik

that one time plastic has no place in our lives. (2X)

 

 

  • dance
  • Gr. 1
  • Gr. 2
  • Gr. 3
  • Gr. 4
  • Music

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