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Grupo América

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Coquitlam
Languages: English, Spanish, French

Grupo América exploded onto the Canadian arts scene 20 years ago. This Vancouver-based dance troupe has been dazzling international audiences with their spectacular Latin Dance show, plus now they have added world music and dance to their repertoire: Irish, Flamenco, Bollywood, Polynesian and more! Grupo América pushes stylistic boundaries by presenting a potpourri of dances, combining "sizzling" modern routines with beautiful traditional numbers. Their multitude of striking costumes sets them apart from any dance company you have ever seen, and you will be treated to a visual explosion of colour and glamour!


Reviews

Best show that has come to my school in 10 years, the teachers liked it and the children loved it, always hard to please both crowds but this show did both. Renee Shaw, Principal, John Henderson Elementary
We had the very great pleasure of presenting Grupo America in March 2010. The show is professional, energetic, colourful and highly recommended. Lake District Arts Council
An inspiring and informative performance for adults and teens. Tom Atkinson, Surrey Learning Centre

Performances & Workshops

World Dances

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet, change room area
Fee Range: $795 - $1,020 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$760.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$860.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$985.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$985.00
Vancouver Island North
$985.00
Interior
$985.00
North
$985.00

Grupo América has a new production showcasing dances from around the world: Spain, Ireland, India, Easter Island and Angola. The one-hour program teaches the origin and meaning of each dance, how it has travelled from continent to continent, taking the students on a worldwide dance journey. The show finishes with a fun dance contest involving the students. Workshops or residencies are available upon request.

Las Americas

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet, change room area
Fee Range: $795 - $1,020 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$760.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$860.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$985.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$985.00
Vancouver Island North
$985.00
Interior
$985.00
North
$985.00

Showcasing dances from North, Central and South America, the one-hour program displays dances from five countries. Each country is introduced using large maps, followed by a brief explanation of the origin and significance of each dance. You can choose from 16 different countries, so routines are never repeated if invited back. They perform a variety of dances including samba, salsa, cha cha cha, swing, Afro-Latin, hip-hop, Native dances, and traditional dances from Central and South America. The show culminates with a fun dance contest involving students. Workshops or residencies are available upon request.

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