Tradansa offers school aged children and teens, their teachers and parents throughout the world the opportunity to learn inspiring dances from a variety of cultures and traditions.
These workshops are successful because they offer students, young and old, a stimulating and enjoyable instructional format. At the same time, these inspiring programs fulfill school curriculum requirements for physical activity, language development and multicultural education.
Tradansa participants tell us “All the dances are fun and interactive. The instructors explain the steps clearly and with gestures. Tradansa makes it easy for the kids to learn the steps in just a few days. Wow! Well done!”
Parents also tell us that they notice after the workshops a boost in their children’s self-esteem along with a new awareness and respect for cultural diversity. The workshops put a happy jump in their step!
At the Tradansa workshops, everyone has great time learning while curriculum requirements are met!
With a minimum of three dance workshops, the children are focused, everyone enjoys themselves and performs a showcase for their parents and the school community. Even with the minimal amount of practice, the students get it with flying colors every time!
We pride ourselves in providing quality dance programs where students discover the fun of cultural dance traditions and where teachers witness their students succeed in dance. All of our dance teaching staff are highly experienced dance instructors and professional dancers. They have trained extensively to master Tradansa’s teaching methodology and dance programs. And, they love sharing their passion for dance to kids and youth.
- Connie Tilley
Grade 3 Teacher, Bayshore Public School (Nepean, ON)
“The instructors were always in control and very enthusiastic. I would recommend them to every school!”
- Michel Forget
Grade 4/5 Teacher EFI
Robert Hopkins Public School
- Jocelyne Beaulieu
Principal, SHAPE International School
-Grade 2 class
Russell Public School
"The workshop gave me a good base and great ideas on how to teach dance in class. The training was simple, practical and efficient. Thank you very much!"
– Mylène Côté
Grade 5/6 Teacher, Toronto, ON
“Great workshop! I greatly appreciated the practical side of the workshop. Thank you!”
– Grade 1 Teacher, Toronto, Ontario
“We really appreciated your program! Step by step demonstration before the actual practice is excellent! Very good progression in the lesson. The level was adapted to the age of the students. The dance specialist was very interesting so there were no discipline problems. The dances and songs were varied. The vocabulary was adapted to French Immersion students. Thank you very much for this high quality workshop!”
– Bettina Desbordes, Senior Kindergarden Teacher EFI, Rockcliffe Park PS (Ottawa, ON)
“Our experience was purely magical! Students enjoyed every “step” of the learning experience and parents even participated in the grand finale.”
– Julie Morris, Principal Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Ottawa, ON)
“Very well-organized and efficient with teaching time. Excellent class control and guidelines with classes.”
– C. Johnson-Grall, Grade 2 Teacher, First Avenue PS (Ottawa ON)
"I thought I wouldn't like the dancing, but then I tried it and it was fun!"
- Ryan, age 10
"Fantastic. Incredible. We succeeded learning four dances in four days and performing one on the fifth day. We see that the children are having fun and are proud of themselves. Also, there is a link with the dance and cultural aspects of the curriculum. Super!"
- Hélène Martin, Grade 2/3 Teacher EFI, Le Phare ES (Gloucester, ON)
“Students and staff alike were charmed by the Tradansa dance workshops. They are consummate professionals, exceptionally well organized and knowledgeable with just the right approach with the kids. Even our most reticent students became eager participants!”
– Heather Earle, Grade 5 Teacher, Russell PS (Russell, ON)
"My class really loved the program! I heard many positive comments from their parents."
- Junior Kindergarden Teacher (Ottawa, ON)
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