Liquid Lead Dancing creates spaces where individuals of all genders can feel empowered, included, and free to express themselves fully. Participants will learn some basic steps for popular partner dances (e.g. merengue, salsa) as well as some tips and tricks for switching roles within the dance. This workshop re-evaluates the lead/follow relationship on the dance floor and opens the discussion for how it translates to everyday interactions. We touch on themes, such as, gender biases, touch, consent, and toxic masculinity, whilst encouraging new perspectives to join the table. Liquid lead is used as an example to get the creative juices flowing! All material is adapted for different age groups and dance levels. * This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec in the general sense and as a member of the BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2S+ community.
Materials: Clear and open space for dancing, audio system.
Grade Levels: Sec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
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