Just Aïssi

African culture true ambassador for nearly 20 years, Just Aïssi promotes the heritage of his culture through dance… and boots! With his workshops, activities and a performance now available online, he has developed an innovative concept, combining dance, theatrical mimicry, music, physical activity and culture. 

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How forms and styles of dance reflect people’s different social and political roles in various communities, times and places; how dance styles reflect the beliefs and traditions of diverse communities, how social, political and economic factors influenced the emergence and development of a genre of dance; tempo, rhythm, effort, force and quality of dance elements; communication and harmony within a group.*
*Sessions for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students are 30 minutes each. Maximum 5 sessions per day.
**For venues located more than 50 km from the centre of Ottawa, an additional fee of $100 + HST will be charged, in addition to the usual transportation fees..


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French
French Immersion

School Workshop: Gumboots

Residency Workshop English French

Just Aïssi will introduce students of all ages to the South African dance of Gumboots. This rhythmic and dynamic dance requires the use of rubber boots. The workshop covers the historical significance and origin of Gumboots dance in the mines of South Africa and students will learn the basic, rapid and synchronized steps of this dance form. Gumboots will be provided. Material fees: $50 + HST per day. (35 pairs of boots)

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $380 + HST
Full day: three 1 hour sessions $540+ HST

*Sessions for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students are 30 minutes each.
Maximum 5 sessions per day.

In person only:
Three Full Day Residency: Includes Performance by Students $1,620 + HST
Each Additional Day $540 + HST


For venues located more than 50 km from the centre of Ottawa, an additional fee of $100 + HST will be charged, as well as the usual transportation fees.
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SCHOOL Performance-South African dance and music Available from February 22 to 26, 2021

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Just Aïssi’s African Dance Company takes students back in time, sharing the cultural heritage of South Africa. (It would take another sentence to explain what spectators can expect and what students will see and learn).

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
250
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person:
One performance: 1 hour $895 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $ 1,495 + HST

For venues located more than 50 km from the centre of Ottawa, an additional fee of $100 + HST will be charged, in addition to the usual transportation fees.

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School Performance: Gumboot! Available from February 22 to 26, 2021

New Program Residency Performance English French

See professional dancers performing the gumboot dance! By hitting the ground with their boots, they recreate South African rhythms and songs. Students will learn the history of this means of communication developed by miners before 1970s.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
250
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person only:

One performance: 1 hour $895 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $ 1,495 + HST

For venues located more than 50 km from the centre of Ottawa, an additional fee of $100 + HST will be charged, in addition to the usual transportation fees.

Online:
One performance: $570 + HST
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