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Street Dancing at Longue Sault PS
Longue Sault Public School Students Learn about History and Collaboration through Dance
Posted on 03/19/2019
Street Dancing

March 19, 2019 (Long Sault, ON) Longue Sault Public School students discovered popping, whacking, rocking and locking on Monday during a performance by the Bboyizm Street Dance Company. 

The Aylmer-based company showcased these retro street dances, complete with back flips, head spins, and arm waves, to popular music from the ’70s and ’80s during an afternoon performance entitled the Evolution of B-boying. 

While entertaining, the show was also educational. Company leader Yvon Soglo discussed the history of street dance, and how shows such as Soul Train, and movies such as Flashdance, popularized the music and movements of the time. 

The school hosted the troupe as part of a wellness initiative focusing on collaboration. Principal Kieran Kennedy wanted students to understand the collaboration inherent in dance, and how great results in any endeavor are reached through dedication and teamwork. 

“We wanted students to see (through dance) that it’s necessary to honour everyone’s talents, because it’s only when dancers work together that they produce a quality performance,” he said. 

The show also featured a “dance battle” and a chance for students and staff to learn and perform basic street dancing. 

“It was very meaningful,” said Grade 6 student Oliver Clarke. “It had a sense of purpose and they did a really good job with the dancing, the clothes and the music.” 

For more information, please call: 

Kieran Kennedy
Longue Sault Public School

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