Gotta Dance: A New Step Every Day


English, French, French Immersion





Number of participants



Disability Awareness


Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

About this program

In this vibrant and joyful piece, students are introduced to Bella Bowes’ quirky and wonderful imaginary world – including her love of dogs!   Bella is a neurodiverse artist who has been a professional dancer and teacher of children for the past sixteen years. 

In Gotta Dance – A New Step Every Day, dancers demonstrate how they remain resilient and, in Bella’s words, ‘Happy Wappy’ during times of hardship.   The work is Pandemic Art.   Through comedic & percussive movements, this work shows that there may well be a happy doggie living in all of us, just waiting to be set free! 

This is the first work Bella has directed through Propeller’s Emerging Choreographer program for persons with disability.   

Following the performance, students will have an opportunity to ask questions about the creative process and the movements chosen for the work, as well as learn a short excerpt from the piece.

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In-person only

25-Minute Performance + 20 Follow Up Activity $610 + HST

Two performances: same school, one day $865 + HST

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


Available on:

Monday March 4, Tuesday March 5 , Wed March 6th 

Week of March 18th to the 22nd

Week of March 25th to the 28th

Week of April 15th to the 19th

Mon April 22nd to Thurs the 25th (not Friday the 26th)

Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd

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