Métis Jigging – Dance workshop
English, French, French Immersion
Number of participants
European Culture, Indigenous Cultures, North American History
Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
About this program
Participants are introduced to traditional Métis jigging, learning the basic steps before engaging in dances including the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and a group dance called the “7 step”. The artist begins with the basics of the dance while discussing Métis culture and history from the fur trade to today.
Understand expressions of Métis culture and identity through dance; explore how dance keeps culture alive and reflects identity; identify how dance builds community and how Métis culture is reflected in Métis dance; blending of dance traditions; active listening skills, patterns of music; rhythm; identify unique dance elements of traditional Métis jigging.
In person and online
One hour session: $365 + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $495 + HST
Video on Demand
38-minute video: $215 + HST