Hosted by the Montreal Steppers, this will be our kick-off event to the school year. Stepping, musical performances and spoken word in celebration of our rich art forms that heal, inspire and uplift!
Organisé par les Montreal Steppers, ce sera l’occasion de débuter l’année scolaire du bon pied ! Au programme, du stepping, des performances musicales et de la poésie en célébration de nos riches formes d’art qui guérissent, inspirent et élèvent!
Elementary, High School & University Workshops (September 2022 - June 2023)
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.