Below are a few of our frequently asked questions. Simply click on the ” + ” icon to see the answer.
1. What can I expect from your dance program?
2. How do your programs meet the curriculum requirements?
Tradansa’s programs have been designed to provide teachers and students dance material as well as various methods to learn and teach dance. Throughout the workshops, teachers can assess their students according to the curriculum requirements. Please do not hesitate to request the documents outlining the different curriculum links for your province.
3. Do the students enjoy your workshops, both girls and boys?
Often when we offer our workshops, we see some students have a little resistance at the beginning of the first workshop. They are often apprehensive about the idea of having to dance with a partner, or possibly not succeeding. We use strategies to get students engaged and involved in fun activities, accessible to all. We never force students to do something that goes against their culture, religion, gender, etc. The traditional dance is essentially a social activity where everyone is welcomed to participate in their own way, respecting their own capacities.
4. Can special needs students participate?
5. Do the workshops need to be in the gym?
6. Will my students learn new dances this year?
Every year, our team takes the opportunity to find new dances in our travels, meetings with dancers and in festivals. We ensure that your students learn different dances every year. We do, however, continue to structure our dance programs in the same way as well as to use our successful teaching methods.
7. Upon our arrival, what does the dance specialists need?
Upon her arrival, the dance specialist will meet the school’s contact person, who will be the person she will communicate with if there is anything that is needed. She will then want to: 1) see the gymnasium (the available space for the workshops and the performance); 2) learn how to operate your sound system; and 3) identify where the staff room and the bathrooms are located.
8. As a teacher, how can I be of assistance during the dance workshops?
9. How do the students need to be dressed?
10. What does the student dance performance look like?
We will take care to organize the student performance, chose the dances as well as the order in which they will be presented and indicate where each group will be sitting in the gymnasium. The school only needs to take care of inviting the parents (if desired) as well as to see to the set up of chairs in the gym for the guests.
During the dance performance, we will ensure the presentation of each of the dances as well as guide the students in their dances. It is common that a staff member likes to welcome guests to the gathering and wishes everyone a great performance.
11. Do the students need to wear something special for the performance?
If you have a specific question that hasn’t been answered here, email us or ask the dance specialist upon her arrival at your school.