Workshop

Dabké, Lebanese Dance Workshop

Languages

English, French Immersion

Discipline

Dance

Availability

Online

Number of participants

30

Themes

Middle Eastern Culture

Age

Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, 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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Pricing

1-hour session: $240 + HST
Two 1-hour sessions: $370 + HST

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