Dance Education students at Chippewa Secondary School had the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops at the school led by local dance artists working as artists in residence with the Near North District School Board.

Dance Education students at Chippewa Secondary School take part in workshops at the school led by local dance artists working as artists in residence with the Near North District School Board. (Supplied by Chippewa Dance)

Students received dance instruction in technique and discussed post-secondary pathways in dance during the workshops that included Modern and Classical Jazz with Macey Culhane; Contemporary with Nimikii Couchie; Hip Hop with Sarah Martin; and, Ballet with Scott Fitzgerald.

Ballet workshop with Scott Fitzgerald in the Chippewa dance studio. (Supplied by Chippewa Dance)

Chippewa dance teacher Andrea Lefebvre said, ‚ÄúThank you to our local artists for giving back to education. The Artist in Residence program provides fair and equitable access to the Arts for all of our students and introduces them to new styles, techniques, methods and teachers.”

Chippewa Secondary School provides Dance Education programming for Grade 7-12 students, offers an extra-curricular Dance Company and is home of the world-class International Baccalaureate Dance Diploma Program.

After a day of dance workshops, smiles all around. (Supplied by Chippewa Dance)

Lefebvre added, “The program allows students to explore new ideas, build confidence and learn about possible engagements in Dance Education for their post-secondary planning, all within the comfort of our own studio.”