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Led by a team of multi-talented artists and educators from the Montreal Steppers, our summer camps focus on storytelling using the art forms of Stepping, Drumming and Spoken Word. Camp meetings will use these art forms to explore Black History with the intention of presenting an end-of-week showcase for friends and family. Confidence building coupled with our values of Black excellence, resilience and community, are at the core of our summer programming.

 

Montreal Steppers is dedicated to sharing our art and our story of step for all. Yet, we aim to consider BI&POC campers as one of our primary goals is to provide a unique experience and importantly, accessibility to BI&POC communities to engage in the learning of this rich history. 

 

Dates & Cost

Grades 4 - 7 Monday August 2nd, 2021 - Friday August 6th, 2021

 

Cost: $150.00 

 

Camp Details:

Arrival: 8:30am - 9:00am

Camp programming: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Departure: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

 

We will be following all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines to ensure the safety of the campers.

Animés par une équipe d’artistes et d’éducateurs aux multiples talents de Montreal Steppers, les camps Step it Up visent le partage de récits à travers le step, les percussions et la poésie. La programmation permettra d’explorer la connexion entre ces formes d’art et l’histoire des Noirs, et culminera avec une présentation spéciale devant famille et amis. Nos valeurs d’excellence et de résilience noires, de coopération et de développement de la confiance en soi seront au cœur de nos activités.

 

Bien que Montreal Steppers ait pour mission de rendre l’art et l’histoire du step accessibles à tous, nous souhaitons prioriser les campeurs des communautés noires, autochtones, et de couleur, considérant qu’un de nos principaux objectifs est d’offrir une expérience unique aux personnes issues de ces communautés.

 

Dates et coût

4e, 5e, et 6e année du primaire et Secondaire 1: Du lundi 2 août au vendredi 6 août 2021

 

Coût: $150.00

 

Horaire quotidien:

Accueil: 8:30am - 9:00am

Programmation: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Départ: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

 

Nous nous engageons à suivre les recommandations et protocoles en lien avec la COVID-19 afin d’assurer la sécurité des campeurs.

Elementary, High School & University Workshops (September 2020 - June 2021)

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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.