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 2018-2019 School Activities Brochure


for high school students

Five choreographers: Stéphanie Brochard, Danika Cormier, Julie Duguay, Simon Durocher-Gosselin, Elise Legrand


A blend of contemporary dance, circus arts, theatrical movement and baroque dance, five choreographers invite us to discover their worlds.

Essaim* is a collection of short choreographies, danced as solos or duos, that illuminate the talent of young choreographers.

With Essaim, the company wanted to bring together, support and acknowledge the region’s up-and-coming artists who each have a unique creative process, creating a show that is fresh, modern and diverse.

* Essaim is the French word for swarm, and in this context, a large group of people all moving together.


November 8th 2018, 1:00 p.m.
November 9th 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Centennial Theatre
Show duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $12 per student (tax included)

The Sursaut Squad

4 years and up

With the company’s choreographer and three dancers


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.


Available from September 2018 to June 2019
Where: Your school gymnasium
Workshop duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $150 + $125 for each additional workshop in the same school  (tax included)
Maximum 75 students

Workshop / Performance

for elementary school students

A glimpse into the world of choreographic creation

Students attend a presentation of excerpts from the productions Boo! and At nightfall. They are then invited to take an active part in the creative process by inventing short choreographies.

A fun and creative workshop that allows students to open themselves up to the imaginary world of movement and to discover what dancers and choreographers’ work
is all about.


From March 25th to 29th and from April 8th to 12th 2019
Where: Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
Workshop duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $10 per student (tax included)

Dancer-performer: The profession

pour les élèves inscrits dans un programme en danse

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.


Availability in December 2018 and January, February 2019
Where: Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
Workshop duration: Half day: 2.5 h – Full day: 5 h
Cost: Half day: $18 per student – Full day: $28 per student (tax included)

Choreographic Creation 

for teachers 

Discover the creative process in dance while learning skills for instilling in students the pleasure of inventing movement

Teachers are invited to dive into the world of movement and to have fun creating short choreographies, starting from guided explorations and muscle-memory games.


March 30th 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
$50 (tax included)


For information and bookings:
819 822-8912 | communications@sursaut.ca