French, French Immersion
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’s African Dance Company takes participants back in time, sharing the cultural heritage of South Africa. See professional dancers performing the gumboot dance! By hitting the ground with their boots, they recreate South African rhythms and songs. Participants will learn the history of this means of communication developed by miners before 1970s.
How forms and styles of dance reflect people’s different social and political roles in various communities, times and places; how dance styles reflect the beliefs and traditions of diverse communities, how social, political and economic factors influenced the emergence and development of a genre of dance; tempo, rhythm, effort, force and quality of dance elements; communication and harmony within a group.
In person - April 10 to April 14, 2023 in Ottawa-Gatineau
One performance: 1 hour $945 + HST*
Two performances: same school in one day $ 1,620 + HST
*For venues located more than 50 km from downtown Ottawa, an additional $100 + HST will be charged, in addition to the usual transportation fees.