Montreal Steppers

Specialities: Body percussion, Dance, Storytelling

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Experience working with

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

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


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight

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Stories and News:
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.

One-Day Event Description

The Route to Canada-Live in Schools

The Route to Canada- Live in Schools showcase is an adapted version to the Montreal Steppers Route to Canada production which explores the rich history and contributions of Black folks in Canada. Rooted in the African traditions of storytelling and call and response, the showcase focuses on Black Canadian History. A combination of powerful and energetic stomps, claps and a vocal ensemble to illustrate the long journey of Black folks to Canada through Slavery, the Underground Railroad and Migration. It’s a celebration of the journeys, stories and sacrifices of ancestors who have paved the way for us all.

We can work with any number of students at a time.


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