Dance Programs


Option A:  French Canadian Dance Program

Discover French Canadian dance and our culture’s artistic traditions!  This workshop inspires the participants to develop an appreciation and skill for both the dance and for the francophone language in its rich cultural context.


Option B:  International Dance Program

Students and teachers will appreciate the richness of cultures by learning dances from different countries!  Travel around the world (without packing a suitcase) and appreciate the differences and similarities between dances and artistic practices of various cultures!    Participants will explore fascinating facts associated with the dances, music and cultural background.  This workshop is ideal for multicultural settings to celebrate cultural diversity!



Option C:  Holidays Around the World

Students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn and explore different Holiday traditions celebrated in different countries.

A great way to celebrate cultural diversity with your school community during the workshops and during the final dance performance.

Make things easy for the teaching staff during Holidays and let the team at Tradansa organize your show. This program is only available in November and December. Space is limited.


All workshops are available in English and French.

Workshop Description

  • The choreographies and pedagogical content of the workshops are customized according to the developmental needs of the age groups and the curriculum.
  • The programs integrate different cultural facets, including language, music, history, geography, etc., and at the same time as offer fun and stimulating physical activity.
  • Students of all ages are encouraged to creatively express themselves and discover new forms of expression.
  • The workshops are offered in French and/or English to accommodate the specific needs of your school.
  • Foundational life skills of cooperation, respect and teamwork are cultivated.
  • Highly qualified and passionate dance specialists teach all dance programs.

Tradansa workshops inspires school children, teens and their teachers to learn about cultural diversity and similarities through fun, dance and movement.

These dance programs are extremely popular with the French Immersion, Core French and Francophone Schools!


“This is our third time having this dance program at our school. Both instructors we’ve had have been amazing! The program is well planned and presented in a way that the kids are speaking and listening to French while having fun at the same time!"

- 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
Gloucester, ON

“Tradansa captures the interest of students of all ages while demonstrating rigour and creating much enthusiasm for students and teachers to join in actively and eagerly. A strong sense of professionalism and their knowledge of curriculum expectations ensure a successful pedagogical and cultural experience.”

- Jocelyne Beaulieu
Principal, SHAPE International School
Casteau, Belgium

“Thank you for showing us the dances. We really enjoyed learning with Tradansa and we wish we could have dance lessons all the time. We’re going to miss you. We hope you will come back again soon.”

-Grade 2 class
Russell Public School
Russell, ON

"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)

Expected Results

  • Students learn three to five dances in three workshop sessions, 40-50 minutes duration!
  • An engaging final performance can be organized for the school community after the three workshop sessions!
  • Engaging stories are told to provide a context for the students. Teachers find this intriguing and are often able to relate these stories to other curriculum requirements.
  • Students become powerfully engaged in fun, physical activity and also learn about cooperation, respect and teamwork.
  • A greater understanding of how, when and why people from different cultures express themselves through movement and dance.
  • Students learn to appreciate and honor cultural differences and similarities.

Workshop Logistics

Duration:           40 to 50 minutes per class (according to your school’s schedule).

Workshops:      6 workshops per day with a maximum of 35 to 50 students per group.

Performance:   A minimum of 3 workshops per group is needed to organize a performance.

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