Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hoop Dance Workshop

We now offer Hoop Dance as a specialty workshop! Great for grade 3 & up!

Our lead instructor has been performing all over the world for more than she would like to say.

A healing dance as well as a storytelling dance! Easy to learn a lifetime to perfect.

Workshops are 60min long with a maximum of 30 students large gym would be best!

Here's a short video clip of "Visions of Turtle Island" multimedia show Hoop Dance

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Children's Film Festival - The Museum

We spent the last three days doing workshops as a part of The Children's Film Festival at The Museum in Kitchener ON.  The Museum itself doesn't have a space for us to do our thing so a gorgeous ballet studio around the corner donated their space.

The acoustics in that studio were so good I'm fairly sure that the offices downstairs must absolutely hate us.  My apologies for getting the kids all riled and up and singing at the top of their lungs.  Ok, no I don't apologize because that's exactly what we wanted.  But I sincerely hope we didn't cause anyone any inconvenience.

I am kicking myself right now however, because I didn't get any photos of the cool Avatar exhibit.  If you are in Kitchener I would suggest you go check it out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halton Region Museum Eco-Schools

The Halton Region Museum was the venue for our sing dance workshop for these student leaders. These High school students had no idea that they would be singing and dancing first thing in the morning.  Just like we have done hundreds of times before, we warm up, than get right into it with some explanations, than its time for them to sing! Getting these students out of their element is a very good thing.  Not only fun but it empowers them and brings them closer together as a unit.  The second part was the dancing, well after some info on the dances, its time to strut their stuff!  There were a lot of smiling faces, a great way to start the day. I am sure with doing all that they will be able to work together quite nicely.

This may look like a barn from the outside, but what a beautiful venue inside!  I really like the rustic look and the property its on is amazing especially in the fall! Kelso ski area is in front of it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

First People's Festival 2012

Last week we took part in the First annual First People's Festival at the Region of Waterloo Museum.  We did a family day and three days of school tours.  I thought it was a great festival and was happy to see quite a few people that we had seen at the Plowing Match the week before.  I was pretty glad that we had a completely different program at each festival because that could have been real boring for people to see the same thing twice.  

Derek, Adrian and I all ran our own workshops instead of working together at this festival.  At first I thought it would be awkward but I ended up really enjoying myself.  My workshop area was in a tent down in the pioneer village.  I think we all had a good time and I hope we are involved again next year.  There were so many cool things and workshops to take I don't know how the groups decided which to take.  

Today we were Toronto at Lakeshore CI.  We did a workshop with a group of Lakeshore students and their German exchange students.  I was pleasantly surprised at the participation by all being that it was first thing in the morning after a long weekend.  

We hope you had a relaxing weekend with your friends and family.  We spent it surrounded by family and were incredibly thankful.