Dabké, Lebanese Dance


English, French Immersion





Number of participants



Middle Eastern 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

This workshop is tailored to the needs of students of all ages and encompasses an introduction to Lebanese culture through dabké – the traditional dance form practiced in social settings as a celebratory expression of happiness, love, solidarity and unity. The significance of dabké is explained through movement and rhythm, relating to Lebanese ancestral ways of life. Students will learn to stomp, kick, jump in lines, circles and squares. They will also get a sneak peek at how simple steps can turn into a choreography that is filled with energy and that creates synergy. References to the colours and meaning of the Lebanese flag, the exhibition of traditional wear and the demonstration of Middle-Eastern instruments are also part of this workshop.

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In person and online

One hour workshop: $275 + HST 

Two 1-hour workshops: $400 + HST 

Three 1-hour workshops: $525 + HST

Four 1-hour workshops: $650 + HST

*Kindergarten sessions are 30 minutes long 

Published fees are for schools; fees for other settings are subject to change

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