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CMC2006 Banquet with Dance Performances

by Robert Abrams
September 7, 2006
Pueblo Antiguo
Ask your cab driver or tour guide
San Jose, OT (Costa Rica)
506-290-3035

Dance Adventures in Costa Rica

  • Castro's Bar - Contender for Best Latin Club on the Planet - 9/7/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • CMC2006 Banquet with Dance Performances - 9/7/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • Pueblo Antiguo Show to benefit the Costa Rican Children's Hospital - 9/8/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • A Tour to Arenal Volcano - 9/9/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • Castro's Bar is Crowded on a Saturday Night but There is Still Plenty of Space to Dance - 9/10/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • Video of Costa Rican Cumbia at Castro's Bar - 9/10/2006 - by Robert Abrams.
  • I was in Costa Rica to attend the Second International Concept Mapping Conference (CMC2006). For more on the conference, check out the official site at cmc.ihmc.us, Robert Abrams' concept mapping site at www.conceptmap.biz where you can download LifeMap, a concept mapping program for the Macintosh (data is fully cross compatible with CmapTools and custom programming is available) and Martin Cleaver's excellent blog/wiki site at blogs.conceptmapping.org.

    Usually at conferences like this, there is a big banquet with entertainment. The entertainment turned out to consist of various dances performed by a local dance company led by a firecracker of a performer. At several points, the company convinced conference attendees to join in. It happened to be Brazilian Independence day, so they got the Brazilian contingent up and dancing Samba.

    Concept Mapping was started by Dr. Joseph Novak. It turns out that in addition to having a passion for helping people learn how to learn, Dr. Novak also has had a long standing passion for dance. As we all discovered, he is a pretty good dancer too.
    Vintage Waltz

    Vintage Waltz

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Vintage Waltz

    Vintage Waltz

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Vintage Waltz

    Vintage Waltz

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Rope dance

    Rope dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Rope dance

    Rope dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Rope dance

    Rope dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Folk dance

    Folk dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Dancing with a giant puppet

    Dancing with a giant puppet

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Trish Stoddart dances with a performer while a giant puppet looks on

    Trish Stoddart dances with a performer while a giant puppet looks on

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Samba

    Samba

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Samba

    Samba

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Samba

    Samba

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    A Caribbean dance

    A Caribbean dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    A Caribbean dance

    A Caribbean dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    A Caribbean dance

    A Caribbean dance

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Real Brazilian Concept Mappers dance Samba

    Real Brazilian Concept Mappers dance Samba

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Brazilians and 'La Firecracker' (in the red skirt)

    Brazilians and "La Firecracker" (in the red skirt)

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Dr. Novak dances in a Lindy style dance jam

    Dr. Novak dances in a Lindy style dance jam

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Dr. Novak shows off his moves

    Dr. Novak shows off his moves

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Dr. Novak show some concepts expressed by a 4th grader

    Dr. Novak show some concepts expressed by a 4th grader

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams


    Robert Abrams with his poster, 'Teaching Concept Mapping as Assessment to Teacher Candidates - Some Successes and a Proposal for Next Steps'

    Robert Abrams with his poster, "Teaching Concept Mapping as Assessment to Teacher Candidates - Some Successes and a Proposal for Next Steps"

    Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams

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