Montreal Steppers

>Montreal Steppers

Montreal Steppers - All booked up for the 2020/2021 school year. Get a head start and contact me to book your 2021/2022 ArtistsInspire Grants experience

Dance
Specialities: Body percussion, Dance, Storytelling

Contact Info

Website address
Resides in
Riverside

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • ELAN’s ACE Initiative

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Riverside

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
Stepping is the artform of using the body as an instrument to create rhythms, sounds, beats through foot stomps, claps and chants. We use step as a building block in elementary schools and high schools to influence dialogue around the importance of black lives and black history in Canada. Focusing on values of teamwork, discipline, character building, black history and resilience, we allow participants the opportunity to learn step, experience success and use their bodies to tell their own story

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

A stepping workshop with Montreal Steppers includes an introduction to foundational step routines. Participants will learn how to clap, stomp and chant as a team. They would learn what it meant for black folks to be steppers in the early 1900's and how their resilience changed their lives. We emphasize the importance of creating these rhythms and beats together with a focus on teamwork and character building. Each workshop includes dialogues and discussions on the history of step, its inception, the migration of Africans from Africa to North America, South America and the Caribbean. At the end of the workshop each participant would have learn at least two step routines; rhythmic music that they created with their bodies. This is always a proud moment for participants.

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