On Friday, April 21, 2017, 230 Grade 6-12 students from the Halton District School Board will gather to dance and perform in celebration of International Dance Day. It is the 12th annual celebration in Halton and will be held at QE Park Community Centre in Oakville from 8:15 a.m.- 2:15 p.m.
The day will be divided into two sections. In the morning, after a keynote speaker and warmup, students will participate in workshops led by professional dancers from across southern Ontario. Workshops include flamenco, bhangra/bollywood, hip hop and musical theatre. In the afternoon, Halton District School Board teachers will lead students in creative movement workshops based on the curriculum expectations and the creative process.
This year the day's dance theme is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. Students will be exploring various Canadian landscapes, transforming them into movement pieces. They will convene into a group dance composition at the end of the day to showcase their creations.
For additional information, contact:
Kevin McConvey, Instructional Program Leader for the Arts
Halton District School Board
905-631-6120, ext. 452