JIG FIT WORKSHOPS:
• Jigging is an upbeat fun social dance with roots of European and Indigenous dance styles
• In each workshop you will learn Métis dance steps that will be sequenced through choreography
• You won’t even know you are getting a workout!
• You will gain knowledge of dances such as The Red Jig, Belt Dance, Broom Dance and Orange Blossom Special
ALL ARE WELCOME! JOIN MADELEINE FOR SOME FUN AND FITNESS THROUGH THE METIS DANCE OF JIGGING.
Thursday Evenings: 6-7 PM
February 25 to April 1`st, 2021
Madelaine McCallum is a dancer from Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. Though her main focus is Métis dance (she’s been jigging since she could walk!), she enjoys all forms including Pow Wow, contemporary, and hip hop. As well as performing for such well established organizations as Métis Nation British Columbia and Métis National Council, she also performed in the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Madelaine is also a teacher. She has spent many years working with the Louis Riel Métis Dancers on traditional Métis dance. Madelaine traveled to Batoche Days and won first place in her age category in 2009.
When Madelaine is not dancing she can be seen modeling for Aboriginal clothing line, Artifaax Clothing and working for Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre as the Aboriginal Youth Facilitator. Madelaine is very thankful for all the opportunities that have come her way since moving to British Columbia because growing up in a town as small as Ile a la Crosse, these things just don’t seem possible. Her deep love of dance and firm belief in its healing powers, for the audience as well as the dancer, is what makes Madelaine McCallum such a name to look out for.