School Workshops

The Sursaut Dance Company offers different activities to school in the region in order to encourage young people’s contact with dance. An opportunity for students and teachers to be introduced to the art of movement and to exchange with dance professionals.



Consult the 2019-2020 School Activities Brochure

Me squared

8 years old to 17 years old

December 4th, 1o:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Where: Centennial Theatre
Show duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $10.50 per student (+tax)


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

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.

Concept and choreography: Stéphanie Brochard
Dancers: Rodrigo Alvarenga-Bonilla, Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, Jasmine Inns



4 years old to 7 years old

March 24th to 26th, 1o:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Where: Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
Show duration: 30 minutes workshop / 30 minutes performance
Cost: $9 per student (+tax)


Acuna is a cradle, a nest, a cocoon. A soothing and intimate space where one feels enveloped in softness. It is the arrival into the world, into a universe of colours, of sensations and of movement. It is where nature and the swarming of new life meet. Presented as a workshop/performance, Acuna is a choreographic work combining dance and circus arts, inspired by the unique view of the child setting out to discover the world.

Choreography and performance: Amandine Garrido Gonzalez


The Sursaut Squad

4 years and up

Available from September 2019 to June 2020
Where: Your school gymnasium
Workshop duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $150 + $125 for each additional workshop in the same school  (tax included)
Maximum 60 students


A special brigade deployed in schools throughout the Eastern Townships

Created with the express purpose of being brought into schools, the aim of the Sursaut Squad is to introduce dance creation and highlight the importance of movement and of expression in the development and global health of students.

The workshop consists of the presentation of different choreographic excerpts, showing a diversity of movement styles and atmospheres as well as different ways of approaching the art of choreography. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn movement sequences, to experiment with choreographic creation and to exchange with the company’s artists.

With the company’s choreographer and three dancers


Creating Dance Workshop

for preschool and elementary school students

Availability in February & March 2020
Where: Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
Workshop duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $9 per student (+tax)

A glimpse into the world of expression and movement

In this workshop, students explore the rhythms and movement possibilities of different parts of their bodies, through warm-ups and simple contemporary dance exercises. In groups, duo, or solo, they will then be led to create choreographic sequences and to deepen and deploy their expressiveness through their own movements. The workshop develops the students’ body awareness and his or her relationship with others and with space.


Dancer-performer: The profession

for students enrolled in a dance program

Availability in January & February 2020
Where: Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
Workshop duration: Half day: 2.5 h – Full day: 5 h
Cost: Half day: $16 per student – Full day: $25 per student (+tax)

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, all the while 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 spent learning excerpts from the company’s repertoire and creating choreographies.



For information and bookings:
Marie-Anne O’Reilly
819 822-8912 | communications@sursaut.ca