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  • 8 October 2020 - CALL TO ARTISTS | Dance work for young audiences

    The Sursaut Dance Company is looking for dance artists with a project to create a work for young audiences, that could be produced within the framework of the company. The proposed choreographic projects must have a minimum of two performers, the movement at the heart of the creative process and a projected lenght of 25 minutes minimum. Three projects will be selected for a short residency of one or two weeks at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré in Sherbrooke. Following the residencies, one of the projects will be chosen to be produced by the company. To submit a project, send your curriculum vitæ, a description of the proposed choreographic project, as well as audiovisual support material from your professional career, to Francine Châteauvert, Artistic Director and General Manager, at fchateauvert@sursaut.ca, before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2020.

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  • 30 September 2020 - The Sursaut Squad outdoors for les Journées de la culture!

    Escouade-petitThis autumn, The Sursaut Squad will occupy the Square Queen, an ephemeral public space set up in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke, with the presentation of short choreographic excerpts. Young and old alike can discover and enjoy a diversity of movements and atmospheres, and delve into different aspects of contemporary dance. A special brigade whose mission is to bring creative dance to life, the Squad is an opportunity to discover and exchange with the artists, a pleasant and friendly activity to plunge into the universe of movement!

    October 17th and 18th, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    Square Queen
    Samuel-Gratham Street, Lennoxville
    *Free admission!
    Reservations required >>

  • 28 September 2020 - Job offer | General Coordinator

    The company is looking to fill the position of General Coordinator to complete its permanent staff. Under the supervision of the Artistic Director and the Administrative Manager, the mandate of the General Coordinator will be the planning and supervision of all company activities. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitæ to the attention of the president of the company’s board of directors, Mr. Daniel Roy, at the following address; reception@sursaut.ca, before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th, 2020.

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  • 21 September 2020 - The training classes for dance professionals are back in studio!

    lephan_classes_par_leon_cardenasThe training  classes for dance professional program in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse is online! The company is very happy to offer once again to the dancers of the region this opportunity to deepen their practice in our studios.

    >> Register now! Preliminary registration is mandatory.
    >> Consult the complete program

  • 25 August 2020 - Classes in contemporary dance offered once again in the fall of 2020!

    image-affichette-filtreAfter a session of online virtual classes this past spring, classes in contemporary dance for adolescents will return to our studios this fall!  New this year, two groups will be offered; for 10-13 year olds with Amandine Garrido Gonzalez, and for 14-17 year olds with Stephanie Brochard. The goal of the classes is to offer a solid base in contemporary dance, while at the same time encouraging each student to develop their own personal approach to movement.
    It’s time to register!

    Wednesday evenings September 16th to December 2nd, 2020
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    10-13 years old, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. > $150
    14-17 years old, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m > $210

  • 6 June 2020 - 15th annual Dance day camp can be held this summer!

    We have received the confirmation informing us that our 15th annual Dance day camp can be held this summer. As planned, two weeks of camp will be offered, from July 6th to 10th and July 13th to 17th. We are very pleased to be able to offer this activity to the youth of our region, who will be able to take part in stimulating workshops and activities that will nourrish their creativity, in an environment that is safe and correspond to the guidelines and recommendations issued by public health authorities. We are looking forward to meeting the children, for two weeks of pleasure in movement.

  • 21 May 2020 - 15th annual Dance day camp – July 2020

    Camp de jour en danse 2020Our team is at the moment working on the preparations for a camp which, given the present situation and respecting all necessary health and safety measures, will offer participants a stimulating and joyful environment, full of creative content and fun.

    At this moment, it is difficult to confirm that the camp will take place. Before we go ahead, we are awaiting the announcement of government guidelines as to ratios and measures that will be needed to put in place. But, it is also possible that the company may have to cancel the dance camp for reasons of public safety, if we do not get the green light from the government.

    We will inform you of any developments as quickly as we can. We suggest however that you register your children now to reserve your place, as exceptionally this year, the number of participants will be extremely limited. If the camp should be cancelled, all payments will be refunded in full.

    Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times, and above all, thank you for your interest and your confidence.


    For the week of July 6th to 12th,  registrations are complete.

    For the week of July 13th to 17th, there are still a few places available for children 12 years and older.

    Register online >> 

  • 22 April 2020 - Covid-19 notice

    Given the current context, all company activities have been suspended until further notice. Like most cultural organizations, the wind has been brutally taken out of our sails. After the shock, and a return to earth softened by the show of solidarity in response to this crisis, we are in reorganization mode, as we continue to advance our projects. Since the beginning of the imposed confinement measures, Sursaut employees have been working from home, and you can rest assured that we have been diligently checking our messages. We are anxiously looking forward to returning to the the Centre des arts de la scène Jean Besré as soon as circumstances permit, but what remains most important, is our individual and collective health. Let’s look to the future with confidence.

  • 16 March 2020 - Our fundraising event is postponed

    Given the current context, and in order to respect government directives, we have taken the decision to postpone to a later date our fundraising event scheduled for March 17th. We are sincerely sorry for this situation created by exceptional circumstances. We hope to celebrate Sursauts’ 35th with you soon, in a festive atmosphere as it should be, when circumstances permit.

    Please note that we will be telecommuting for the coming weeks. We will check messages regularly, but it is possible that response times may be longer than usual.

  • 11 February 2020 - Fundraising Event | 35 years at the heart of dance creation for young audiences

    The Sursaut Dance Company invites you to join us for a celebration of our 35th anniversary, at a festive happy hour/5 à 7, to the tune of its’ new creation Echos. Appetizers, cocktails, music, performances and many surprises await at this not to be missed evening!

    March 17th, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Tickets: 50,00$

    You can also contribute to the fundraising campaign by sending a donation.

    Contribute to the 35th anniversary fundraising campaign >>
    Information : info@sursaut.ca | 819-822-8912