Dancing The Seven Grandfather Teachings
For Grades 4 - 5
An interactive dance curriculum illustrated by Indigenous wisdom
Using dance to investigate:
View a sample of workshop themes and offerings
Introduction, Bears, Stars, Trees & Awakening Bear
Remebering Bear, Playing with Wolf, Sabe and Turtle
The story continues, Dancing with Eagle & Buffalo
Beaver ties it all together with Wizdom
Dancing the Seven Grandfather Teachings is an online, four-part workshop created specifically for grades 4&5. The workshop is rooted in the ancient Seven Grandfather Teachings, shared with us by the Anishinabe nation and is intended to be experienced through dance, music, storytelling and visual art. It was created and conceived by choreographer and artist Malgorzata Nowacka-May, Chimera Dance Theatre’s Artistic Associate Sophie Dow, and reviewed by Elder & educators: Shirley Horn, Carmelina Martin, Nicholas Longstaff, Kip Longstaff and many more.
Ontario Grade 4 & 5 Curriculum
Our workshop connects with the entire Ontario dance curriculum
All grade level expectations (A1 - A4) are integrated into this three-part virtual field trip. For detailed questions, please email or call us to inquire.
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All bookings begin by completing our “Booking Request Form”. A friendly team-member will reach out to confirm availability and payment will not be required prior to program commencement. An invoice will be sent to the school secretary after the first successful day of class.
DURATION: Each class is 60 minutes, with four classes that build on one another.
THe class can be four days in a row OR once a week.
PRICE: $599 for full program.
(This program has been subsidized by the Trillium Foundation, and further financial support is available by request)
YOU WILL RECEIVE: Four classes taught by an Indigenous Artist, optional homework questions and activities, a study tool with glossary, the Seven Grandfather Teachings notebook and a summary of learnings.
ACCEPTING BOOKINGS NOW THROUGH JUNE 2022