Metis or French-Indian Step Dance Workshop, March 26, 1-2:30

by paulinobrener on March 16, 2011

Metis (French-Indian) Step Dancing Workshop presented by Jane Peck, live music by Gary Schulte
March 26, 1-2:30 

at Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
612-722-2914

Jane Peck is the director of Dance Revels Moving History, a traditional dance theater company that tells the untold stories of our Midwest and North American heritage through dance, theater and live music. This workshop is taught in conjunction with the Bottineau Jig Project of Dance Revels Moving History.One workshop: $15 per person, $12 for Tapestry members


Metis or French-Indian Step Dance Saturday, March 26, 1-2:30 pm Bouzhou! Metis step dance is a blend of French-Canadian and Ojibwe step dance. It is often referred to as the Red River Jig. We will learn the basic and the solo steps of this form, as well as try some improvisation of steps. Jane Peck will also teach one or two jigged quadrilles from the Metis culture. With live music by Gary Schulte. Hard soled or soft-soled shoes are appropriate.

Admission fee: $15 per person, $12 for Tapestry members.

**This workshops is taught in conjunction with the Bottineau Jig Project of Dance Revels Moving History. The project ends in two performances of Bottineau Jig: Untold Tales of Early Minnesota at Intermedia Arts. In each workshop you will also learn one or more steps of the Red River Jig that can be danced at the end of our shows with the cast (optional of course) !show:

Bottineau Jig: Untold Tales of Early Minnesota

April 1 & 2, 2011 ~  7:30pm
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. So.
This activity is funded in part by the MN Legacy Amendment, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.**Jane Peck is the director of Dance Revels Moving History, a traditional dance theater company that tells the untold stories of our Midwest and North American heritage through dance, theater and live music. The group offers shows from many time periods. Jane has studied step dance with Pierre Chartrand (Quebec), Jean-Paul Cloutier (Winnipeg) , as well as Sandy Poitra of Turtle Mountain Reservation. She has taught dance history at many colleges and schools across the Midwest. www.janepeck.com

 

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Bonnie Jean March 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Dear Jane, I looked for the step dancing workshop to be held at Tapestry in the Tapestry Calendar, but it was not there. Do you think it might be advantageous to have it there? Or is this a private workshop that is only using Tapestry space and one must preregister with you? I would like to participate, but was unsure what I needed to do. Do I just show up? Or do I pre-register?

Bonnie Jean

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Jane Peck March 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Hi Bonnie,
We had a terrific workshop on March 12 and I know the March 26 one will also be fun. I encourage you to just show up. No worries. March 26 is the Metis or French Indian step dance and jigged quadrille workshop.
1 pm -2:30.
See you then!
Jane

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