Culture Days St. Albert 2022
Okama Ekpe Brook
Sat, Sept. 17th 2-3pm
The class will focus on basic Egyptian dance movements such as isolations, undulations, shimmies, snake arms, abdominal undulations, rocking hips and foot turns. Her basic belly dance movements are mild enough for all ages and can be adaptable for people with disabilities.
Okamabdq is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, has been dancing for 20 years and has performed in several countries. She is a Nigerian Canadian artist, who has stage performed in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Nigeria, & the Caribbean (Curacao, St. Maarten, Jamaica). She recently performed at Lacombe Days and is excited to perform in St. Albert.
Contemporary African Dance
Sat, Sept. 24th 11am to 12noon
Progress Hall, St. Albert Place
This contemporary dance class is guided by the languages of movement created by South African contemporary dancers (e.g. Vincent Sekwati Kobo Mantsoe) that use the full body to truthfully express the human experience.
Mpoe Mogale’s primary artmaking form is dance, with a curiosity in the place of Blackness in spaces that deny it, and a wealth of expertise in community-based research, facilitation, and arts administration.
Join us at the St. Albert Grain Elevators with the Musée Héritage Museum for traditional Metis Jigging events.
Sat, Sept. 3rd & 4th, 11:30 & 2pm
Métis people have called the area around Big Lake and the Sturgeon River home for generations. Come experience Métis culture at St. Albert’s Historic River Lot 24 through dance, drop-in activities, and intimate conversations about aspects of Métis culture. After visiting our historic homes and grain elevators, be sure to explore the new outdoor exhibit Lii Buflo: A Métis Way of Life produced in collaboration with Métis community members, knowledge keepers, Elk Island National Park & the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert.
Image School of Dance
Pre-Stars Ballet, Jazz & Creative Wed. Sept. 7th 5:30-6:15 pm
3 to 5 years
All Dance Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop Wed. Sept. 7th, 6:15-7:00 pm
6 to 9 years
Image School of Dance has offered quality programming to dancers in the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove & St. Albert area for 25 years. With a focus on fun through learning, they offer educational and age specific classes to dancers ages 2 and up.
Their open concept studio means that every day can be a watching day and you share in your dancer's experience. Small class sizes offer personalized instruction and new dancers are placed in different classes than experienced dancers. Overall, a friendly, welcoming small studio environment that nurtures the love of dance. "Just for Fun" classes and Performance programs are available throughout the year.
Director, Ms. April, has over 30 years experience teaching and employs only the very best, caring instructors. Book your free class today and see what Image is all about this fall!