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Education & History in and out of the classroom

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Arts Education

Montreal Steppers is committed to sharing stepping with students every where. Our workshops and courses focus on our core values of self-confidence, teamwork, education and practice. (STEP)

1, 2 STEP! 

Step it Up! 

The Art of Stepping- Black Movement & Theory

This highly interactive 45 minute workshop is targeted to students in grades four (4) and higher. Participants are introduced to foundational step routines with a focus on synchronization and creating music as a team. This workshop explores the history of step; expanding on the who, what, where, when, how & why.

This highly interactive 60 minute workshop is targeted to participants with previous dance experience. Participants build on the foundational steps to create intricate rhythms and beats. The goal of this workshop is to master two or more polyrhythmic routines.

This is a semester long course facilitated in colleges and universities. It serves as an introductory exploration of stepping – a cultural practice and artistic expression deeply rooted in the Black diaspora. The journey into the art form is initiated by dissecting its fundamental components: the claps, chants, and stomps. These elements collectively form a framework of possibility, which is at the core of stepping. This approach enables us to not only contemplate and navigate this potential within an individual or body but also within a collective context. Stepping, therefore, emerges as a Black vernacular, a Black assemblage, Black memory work.

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"WE MAKE THE MUSIC, WE ADJUST THE 

Beats..."

Productions

The Montreal Steppers Team has created and produced several original productions that center black diasporic life and resilience in Canada in the afterlife of slavery.

Future Productions & Dates:
The Route to Canada
-Vancouver 2024
-Calgary 2024
-Edmonton 2024

Past Productions:
The Route to Canada- Montreal 2022, Halifax 2023, Montreal 2023, Ottawa 2023 and Toronto 2023.

The Route to Canada- 2021 Virtual Showcase

The Roots of Step 2020


 

CENTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR

People

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Montreal Steppers in the Community

Through community performances and annual fundraising initiatives Montreal Steppers support local organizations and charities who center the lives and aspirations of those most marginalized.

2023 Numbers & Impact

3000

Workshop 
Participants

105

Workshops 

Facilitated

25

New Partnerships & Collaborations

6

Showcase presentations across Canada

900

Showcase attendees

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