On Thursday, April 26, 2018, 270 Grade 6-8 students from the Halton District School Board will gather to perform and celebrate International Dance Day. It is the 13th annual celebration and will be held at the New Street Education Centre (3250 New Street, Burlington), from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
The day will be divided into two sections. In the morning, students will participate in workshops led by professional dancers from across southern Ontario. Workshops include bhangra/bollywood, Caribbean jazz, contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop, musical theatre, tap and urban. 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's creative workshop theme is 'resilience'. Students will use excerpts of spoken word poetry as source material and will reimagine the messages as movement to a shared piece of music. They will convene at the end of the day to showcase their creations in an ensemble presentation.
For additional information, contact:
Tina Salmini, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-631-6120, ext. 491