School Workshops

The Sursaut Dance Company proposes different activities to schools in the region in order to promote direct contact between young people and dance. An opportunity for students and teachers to be introduced to the art of movement and to meet with dance professionals.



Download the 2017-2018 School Activities Brochure

The Sursaut Squad

For elementary and high school students

With a facilitator and three dancers


The Sursaut Squad, is a brigade which will be deployed in schools throughout the Eastern Townships, with a mandate to bring dance to life in the school. Created especially to be brought into schools, this activity aims especially to introduce different artistic visions as well as to highlight the importance of movement and of expression in the development and in the global health of the student.

The workshop consists of the presentation of different choreographic excerpts, showing a diversity of movement styles and atmospheres. The participants will also have the opportunity to learn some movement sequences, to experiment with choreographic creation, and exchange with the company’s artists.


Available October 2017 to April 2018
Offerred in your school gymnasium
150 $ / workshop (taxes included)
*prices available for more than one workshop
60 to 90 minutes
Maximum 75 students


For grades 3 to 6 and high school students

Choreographer: Stéphanie Brochard | Dancers: Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, Jasmine Inns, Xavier Malo


Me squared is a contemporary work that addresses some particularly pertinent questions arising at the dawn of adolescence, and that explores the sometimes tortuous paths on the quest of self and others.

Me squared. It’s me before knowing or accepting who I am. It’s me disguised, hidden, concealed beneath appearances.  It’s me before I understood that being me, the one and only, is the ideal that is priceless.

“The show is well-built, well thought-out, well danced. The dancers occupy and play with each parcel of the set, climbing the walls and executing feats of physical daring flawlessly. Shadow play and subtle lighting effects serve to highlight the whole. Visually impeccable….” _ La Tribune


January 15th 2018, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Centre culturel, University of Sherbrooke
$12 / student (taxes included)
50 minutes



For preschool and students in grades 1 and 2

Choreographer and performer: Amandine Garrido Gonzalez


Acuna was presented in May 2017 to sold out houses for all 14 performances, as part of the festival Petits bonheurs Sherbrooke. This speaks volumes as to the fascination for this workshop/performance, which returns in force next spring.

Acuna is a cradle, a nest, a cocoon. A soft and intimate space where one feels enveloped in softness. It’s the arrival into the world, into a universe of colours, of sensations and of mouvement. It’s where nature and the swarming of new life meet. Acuna is a choreographic work where dance and circus arts come together, inspired by children’s unique view as they set out to discover the world that surrounds them.

April 9th to 13th and 16th-17th 2018, 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 
Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
$10.50 / student (taxes included)
30 minutes show / 30 minutes workshop

Dancer-performer: The Profession

For students in grades 5 and 6 and high school students enrolled in a dance program

The company invites students to experience a day in the life of a dancer working for a professional company. Participants will discover the day-to-day life of a dance artist, as well as getting acquainted with the repertoire and creative process of the Sursaut Dance Company. The activity begins with a contemporary dance training class, followed by time to learn excerpts from the company’s repertoire and to create choreographies.


Available January 16th to February 16th 2018
Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
$18 / student for a half-day (2.5 hrs)
$28 / student for a full day (5 hrs)
(taxes included)

Choreographic Creation

For elementary and high school teachers 


The artistic director invites teachers to dive into the world of movement and to have fun creating short choreographies, starting from guided explorations and muscle-memory games. This workshop will provide participants with different tools for experiencing the creative process in dance, allowing them to in turn pass on the pleasure of inventing movement to their students. A workshop that allows for self-expression, being at the heart of choreographic work, and benefiting from an inspirational physical activity.

January 27th 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
$50 for the day (taxes included)

For information and bookings:
Marie-Anne O’Reilly
819-822-8912 |