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  • 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

  • 14 January 2020 - A second week of classes with Alanna Kraaijeveld!

    Alanna-portraitAlanna Kraaijeveld will be back in Sherbrooke for a new week of classes for dance professionals, from January 27th to 31st, 2020. Her pedagogy is inspired by Fighting Monkey (FM), an evolving movement practice centered on context driven, collaborative practices that prioritize communication, intuition and whole-body coordination through play to accelerate skill development. Classes will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré.

    ATTENTION : Don’t forget to register online by filling out the registration form (formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales).

  • 13 January 2020 - Dance classes for adolescents are back this winter!

    classes_ados_hiver2020-flouDance classes for adolescents are back for a new session! The aim of the class is to provide a solid technique in contemporary dance for youth 12 years and up, while encouraging each participant to develop their own personal approach to movement.

    February 5th  to April 22nd 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
    Cost: $175 for the session (tax included)
    Register >>

  • 8 January 2020 - Happy Retirement, Adam!

    Reportage Estrie Plus ALNTThe end of the year marked the departure of one of the company’s pillars, Adam Dymburt. At the age of 68, after 32 years of passionate and loyal service, he will begin his well-earned retirement! Having arrived at Sursaut in 1987 alongside Artistic Director Francine Châteauvert, he has worn many hats throughout the years. Dancer, of course, notably in the roles of Uncle Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and the King of the Rats, and Auguste in the production At nightfall. He was also General Manager, Development Officer, Booking Agent, Tour Manager, Technical Director, Stagehand… His hard work, perseverance and dedication helped build the company that we know today. It is with hearts full of emotion that we bid him farewell!

  • 9 December 2019 - Deep Awareness of Movement Workshop with Peter Jasko

    © Marina Sekacheva_cropFrom December 16th to 20th. Peter Jasko will lead a creative workshop for dance professionals, highlighting the development of artistic consciousness.

    Take advantage of this opportunity in Sherbrooke, to explore movement from a different perspective, unusual and unclassifiable!

    Classes will be held from 10h-12h at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré. 

    ATTENTION : Conditions to access classes have changed. Make sure to check if you are eligible for subsidized rates (admissibilité au tarif réduit), and don’t forget to register online by filling out the registration form (formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales).

  • 24 October 2019 - Audition | Male and Female Dancers

    Échos2Sursaut will be holding auditions for male and female dancers, for Echos, its next production for young audiences. Candidates must possess a strong background and training in contemporary dance, have extensive professional performing experience, are in excellent physical condition with versatility in movement styles. Applications must be sent no later than November 13th, 2019, to the attention of Francine Châteauvert. Note that only selected candidates will receive an invitation to the audition.

    Audition: November 24th, 2019, 14h to 17h30
    The audition will take place in Sherbrooke at the Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré (250, du Dépôt)
    For more information >>