150 Years of Dance

Saturday May 27, 2017 10 am – 3:30 pm
The Artesian on 13th Ave

From jazz to First Nations hoop dancing, Métis jigging to Ukrainian, square dancing to salsa – join us in celebrating 150 years of dance! Performances and workshops on the hour or half hour. All ages welcome. Bring comfortable shoes and clothes for the workshops.

10 am: Regina Highland Dance Association – Performance and workshop

The RHDA is a youth-focused organization that provides opportunities for young people to develop physical fitness through participation in Highland dance at competitions and performances.

11 am: Zone 7 Square & Round Dance & Clogging Association – Performance and workshop 

Zone 7 Square & Round Dance and Clogging Association is one of 8 Zones of the Saskatchewan Square and Round Dance Federation. This social, non-competitive “FUN” activity is promoted as a recreation for people of all ages and in all walks of life, teens to seniors, thereby enhancing health and well-being, both physically and mentally. It is a life-long recreational enjoyment and certainly an art of making friends.
It is done throughout the world to a caller and it is always called in English.

12 pm: Class Act Studios - Performance

Class Act Studios is recognized for providing a relaxed but dynamic and professional atmosphere that encourages confidence, self-expression and creativity through the enjoyment of dance. We empower our performers to perfect their technical skills and support them in achieving their aspirations. Our studio is open to students of all ages and levels, and it provides the environment for all performers to reach their full potential. 

1 pm: Salsa Colada – Performance

Salsa Colada is a fusion of multiple Latin dance styles such as Salsa, Merenge, Cha Cha, Bachata, Lambada to name a few. Classes are geared to everyday people looking to learn this beautiful dance style and surround themselves with wonderful music. Ladies and children benefit from this recreational class full of fun and exercise as it provides a stress reliever within their busy lives.

Salsa Colada Salsarinas Goups are as follows:

  • Fiesta Tots (toddler group)
  • Salsarinas Stars ages 4-5
  • Salsarinas Talent ages 6 and up.
  • Ladies Solo by Juliany Qureshi

1:30 pm: Terrance & Jayson Littletent - Performance

Terrance Littletent is from the Kawacatoose Cree Nation and born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Much of his traditional teachings were inherited through his family and Elders, singers and dancers, storytellers and academics. Terrance is an accomplished Grass and Hoop Dancer who has traveled across Canada, the United States, and overseas, sharing his gift of song, dance, and narrative, in his humble way. At the age of six, Terrance had already been introduced to the traditional techniques and movement skills used to create his own dance choreography. By the age of eight, his uncle, Kirby Littletent, presented him with the gift of the hoop, which inspired Terrance to continue his uncle's legacy of sharing the ways of their people. Eleven years later, Terrance became recognized as a World Renowned Hoop Dancer. As an educator, producer, and performer, Terrance continues to find ways to bridge traditional and contemporary dance.

2 pm: Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance – Performance

The Tavria Ukrainian School of Dance promotes the Ukrainian culture, primarily through dance. This exciting, energetic group is Regina’s largest Ukrainian dance school, with students ranging from ages 3-24 years. They strive to create a fun, educational and family-friendly environment that harnesses the spirit and culture of Ukrainian dance, while placing high priority on developing skills and technique to challenge their dances to achieve the highest level of performance.

3 pm: New Dance Horizons – Performance and workshop

New Dance Horizons is Saskatchewan’s only professional dance company focusing on the creation, production, and presentation of contemporary dance. This year, NDH will present contemporary dance inside the Artesian, as well as the "Métis Dance Tent" outside. They will offer workshops with Yvonne Chartrand, who is a contemporary choreographer, dancer, and national, award-winning Métis jigger. Yvonne’s ancestors come from the Métis community of St. Laurent, Manitoba.

See Yvonne Chartrand's website here.