Lunchtime, After-school and PED day program
Dance Quebec Academy
(Winter & Spring 2013)
Dance Quebec, a division of the Youth Stars Foundation, is extremely involved in the dance community, providing dance programs that are challenging, educational and motivating. We are currently planning our 3rd edition of the Quebec Youth Dance Championships & Festival. Our extensive and ongoing dance programs in schools in Montreal and surrounding regions not only enables us to see first-hand the extremely high popularity of dance among youth, it provides us with a means to promote positive & healthy lifestyle choices to a generation easily influenced by the media and modern technology.
It is hard to ignore that dance is the new “it” sport of today’s youth. What better way to encourage youth to stay in shape and to develop healthy lifestyle habits than by doing something they love? The Dance Quebec Academy is a new and innovative way to help youth stay in shape, have fun and develop positive social skills. Dance Quebec offers its activities to boys and girls from kindergarten to grade 6 based on the school’s demand.
All our instructors go through an interview, screening processes and security background checks. All the music and choreographies to be taught are first approved by Dance Quebec to ensure that they are tasteful in content and safe to perform.
Students who participate in our programs will learn a variety of dance steps and be able to perform a routine at the end of each session. The programs we offer emphasize positive communication and team work. Below are 3 different programs that we can offer your school.
Option 1- LUNCHTIME PROGRAM:
The Dance Quebec choreographers spend one hour during lunchtime at the school and teach students a brief history of the genre of dance being taught, basic steps, and a dance routine.
The Dance Quebec lunchtime program is offered for one hour for the following
Amount of weeks: number of students X $ = Group $
●8 weeks =65$
●10 weeks =75$
●12 weeks =85$
- Minimum of 10 students per group
- Maximum of 16 students per group
Students enrolled in the lunch programs will be able to present their dance routines in front of their family and friends on the last day of the program.
Option 2 – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:
The Dance Quebec Academy and its choreographers spend one hour after school and teach students a brief history of the genre of dance being taught,and students learn a routine.
The Dance Quebec after-school program is offered one hour after school for either of the following number of weeks:
● 8 weeks =65$
●10 weeks =75$
●12 weeks =85$
- Minimum of 10 children per group
- Maximum of 16 children per group
Students enrolled in the afterschool program will be able to present their dance routines to their family and friends on the last day of the program.
Option 3 – PEDAGOGICAL DAYS
The Dance Quebec Academy and its choreographers will give one full day of dance activities to all the students who are part of the ped-day program. The activities will be divided into four parts:
- Before lunch (10h-12h) the students will do warm-up exercises and will begin learning choreography.
- (12h-13h) Lunch time / break
- After lunch (13h-14h) the instructors will revise and recite the choreography and dance steps previously taught.
- (14h-15h) “Dance Party” & “Dance Games” .The students will be able to exhibit their moves and demonstrate what they’ve learned throughout the day, by freestyle dancing (creating un-rehearsed choreography from a mélange of dance moves and techniques that were learned on the spot) all in a fun and safe atmosphere, as well as play dance and music related games
- Minimum of 15 students per group
- 10$ per student
Dance Quebec and the Youth Stars Foundation provide a positive environment for students. We believe that activities that interest them and are enjoyable deter them from negative influences and encourage healthy lifestyles. It is our goal, as is that of the Quebec Education Program, to ensure that students form a sense of community, establish healthy habits and social skills, while helping to build positive self-image and strong self-esteem within an educational environment.
For further information regarding these and other programs offered by Dance Quebec, please contact us:
Youth Stars Foundation / Dance Quebec
372 St-Catherine O.
Suite 121, Montréal, Quebec