Dance

Interactive Workshops

Maximum 15-30 students (depending on the workshop)
One 45 minute session   $140 + HST
Two 45 minutes sessions  $280 + HST

Performances

Maximum : 500 students (or whole school) Fees vary per artist
One 45 minute performance  340$ - 715$ + HST


  Brad Lafortune 

(English/French)

Métis Jigging  Grades: 3 - 12/sec V     Book Now
Jigging, the traditional dance of the Métis people, was created just like the Métis people themselves - from the merger and blend of First Nations and settler cultures. Its intricate footwork demonstrates similarities to both First Nations and highland dance accompanied by the instruments and form of European music. Celebrate the unique history and culture of Métis people with dances like the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the “Orange Blossom Special”. Maximum: 30 students

Curriculum Links 
Understand expressions of Métis culture and identity through dance; explore how dance keeps culture alive and reflects identity; identify how dance builds community and how Métis culture is reflected in Métis dance; blending of dance traditions; active listening skills, patterns of music; rhythm; identify unique dance elements of traditional Métis jigging.

  Suzan Richards

(English/French)
Afro-Caribbean Dance   Grades: K - 12/sec V   Book Now
Students will explore the fundamentals of Afro-Caribbean dance while learning traditional movements and then integrating them into a short choreography. Throughout the workshop, information about the history, indigenous people of the Caribbean, music, traditional clothes and movements associated with these dances is shared by the artist, allowing the students to anchor their learning in the cultural context from which these dances originate. This unique blend of cultures mixed with the traditional and ceremonial rites of passage of the indigenous people of the Caribbean has created the vibrancy and celebratory nature of Afro-Caribbean Dance. Maximum: 30 students

Curriculum Links  Explore aspects of Afro-Caribbean culture and dance, storytelling, oral literacy, active listening skills, story structure, myth and legend.

Interactive Performance

  Brad Lafortune (English/French) 

Performance 
Métis Culture and History 
Grades: 3 - 12/sec V   Book Now
Dive into métis culture and history through the performance of jigging. This traditional danse of the Métis people is filled with influences of First Nations pow wow footsteps mixed with a taste of Irish dance. Through dances like the Red River Jig and the Orange Blossom Special, learn about the creation of the métis people and their distinct mixed culture. Maximum: 500 students (or whole school)

One 45 minutes session (Includes Q&A)   $340 + HST

Curriculum Links  Understand expressions of Métis culture and identity through dance; explore how dance keeps culture alive and reflects identity; identify how dance builds community and how Métis culture is reflected in Métis dance; blending of dance traditions; active listening skills, patterns of music; rhythm; identify unique dance elements of traditional Métis jigging.