English, French, French Immersion
Number of participants
African Culture, Black Legacy, Caribbean Culture
All ages, Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, 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
About this program
With professional dancer and arts educator Julianne Lavertu, participants 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, native people of the Caribbean, music, traditional clothes and movements associated with these dances is shared by the artist, allowing the participants 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 native people of the Caribbean has created the vibrancy and celebratory nature of Afro-Caribbean Dance.
Explore aspects of Afro-Caribbean culture and dance, storytelling, oral literacy, active listening skills, story structure, myth and legend.
In person and online
One-hour workshop: $270 + HST
Half-day: two 1 hour sessions $420 + HST