Gumboots Dance


English, French




In-Person, Online

Number of participants



African Culture, Black Legacy


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

Just Aïssi will introduce participants of all ages to the South African dance of Gumboots. This rhythmic and dynamic dance requires the use of rubber boots. The workshop covers the historical significance and origin of Gumboots dance in the mines of South Africa and participants will learn the basic, rapid and synchronized steps of this dance form. Gumboots will be provided.

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In person and online

Half day: two 1 hour sessions $380 + HST

Full day: three 1 hour sessions$540 + HST or Four 1 hour sessions $690 + HST*

Sessions for Kindergarten to Grade 2 participants are 30 minutes each. Maximum 5 sessions per day.


In person only

Three Full Day Residency: Includes Performance by participants $1,620 + HST

Each Additional Day $540 + HST For venues located more than 50 km from the centre of Ottawa, an additional fee of $100 + HST will be charged, as well as the usual transportation fees.

Material fees: $50 + HST per day. (35 pairs of boots)

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