Performance

Métis Jigging

Languages

English, French

Discipline

Dance, Music

Availability

In-Person, Online

Number of participants

200

Themes

European Culture, Indigenous Cultures, North American History

Age

Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

About this program

Jigging, the traditional dance of the Métis people, was created just like the Métis people themselves – from the merger and blend of First Nations and settler cultures. Its intricate footwork demonstrates similarities to both First Nations and highland dance accompanied by the instruments and form of European music. Celebrate the unique history and culture of Métis people with dances like the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, and the “Orange Blossom Special”.

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Pricing

In person and online

One performance: 45 minutes (incl. Q & A) $400 + HST

Two performances: same school, half day $570 + HST

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