1, 2 STEP with Montreal Steppers

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 will learn what it meant for black folks to be steppers in the early 1900’s and how their resilience changed their lives. The workshop emphasizes 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. By the end of the workshop each participant will have learned at least two step routines, rhythmic music that they created with their bodies. This is always a proud moment for participants.

Themes: The workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec as a member of the BIPOC community.

Materials: Bottle of water, running shoes, comfortable clothing, no jewelry

Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 2, 3, Secondary Grades 7-11

Artist Profile: Montreal Steppers


Phone: 514-572-4008

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