Dance Performances

Paul Silveria

Square Dance Paul

Learn to Square Dance!

Since 2002, Paul Silveria has been calling traditional square dances at festivals, community centres, schools, and other west coast venues. He gets beginners up dancing in minutes by teaching dances right on the floor. His calls are energetic, ranging from simple to elaborate — a perfect match for any age or grade level. For an additional fee, live musicians can provide accompaniment for a one-hour old-fashioned barn dance right in your school gymnasium. K–12

“Paul was just great. Every teacher and class enjoyed their period. Teachers were in the gym thanking him after school. He instructed as well as called and paced the levels well for age and ability and everyone met with a high degree of success.” Boundary Community Elementary, North Vancouver
“We all loved the sessions! Paul was really terrific with all age groups. Many teachers would like to have him again next year.”  Quilchena Elementary, Vancouver

Jacky Essombe

African Dance Workshop

Travel to the depths of Africa with professional dancer Jacky Essombe in this day-long workshop. Accompanied by a live drummer, Jacky celebrates the richness and community spirit of African culture using easy-to-follow African dance steps, traditional songs and storytelling. This social, stimulating, and bonding shared experience allows students to interact in a playful and focused way, building important developmental skills and a love for creativity. Available in English, French, and bilingual. K–12

 “We all loved her and Yoro. It was great how she tailored each workshop to the needs of the kids in front of her. She taught
different songs and dances to difference groups. She’s got a lovely way with her students.” Blakeburn Elementary, Port Coquitlam, BC