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Teddy Anderson

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English

Teddy Anderson has traveled the world to over 20 countries sharing a message of unity and inclusion. Drawing upon the traditional hoop dance Teddy dances with up to 30 hoops. While Teddy is not Indigenous by blood he carries the cultural blessing from Lakota hoop dance teacher Kevin Locke to share and teach the hoop dance. Teddy's background is diverse (European and Persian) and his family is culturally adopted Tlingit. He uses this diversity to bring greater cultural unity in his presentations and workshops.


Reviews

Everyone who was there said how talented and sincere Mr Anderson was. A young man with a huge worldwide message for us all. Sandi Wilderspin, Principal, British Schools, Nepal
One teacher commented: Teddy said more in 20 minutes of dance that I've said in 5 years of teaching... Doug Wilson, Teacher, Victoria
This is by far the best educational program I have seen come through this school in 40 years of teaching. Mae Romeo, Grade 2 Teacher

Performances & Workshops

NEW touring workshop in 2017-18: Create your Own Hoop Dance Troupe (Multi-Day Residency)

Create your Own Hoop Dance Troupe

Grade Suitability: K - 8
Duration: 3 - 5 days
Capacity: 400 students
Tech Requirements: Access to Gym for duration of week.
Fee Range: $1,320 - $1,460 per day (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,325.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,350.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,285.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,285.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,285.00
Interior
$1,375.00
North
$1,425.00

Teddy Anderson offers an opportunity for students to build their own hoops, train in the cultural hoop dance and put on their own hoop dance performance for their community. Teddy works with up to 400 students. Students walk away with a strong sense of the cultural teachings around the hoop dance as well as the importance of hard work. Students in K-2 build three hoops and Grade 3 and up build five hoops. The cost of hoops and materials is not included in the day fee.

First Nations Hoop Dancing Workshops

Grade Suitability: K - 8
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: access to gym for the full day
Fee Range: $1,320 - $1,460 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,325.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,350.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,285.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,285.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,285.00
Interior
$1,375.00
North
$1,425.00

Don't just bring Teddy in for an amazing performance - book him for a full-day series of workshops! Teddy will teach your students through his fun, informative and challenging workshops to learn the technique and spirituality behind the hoop dance. Completing hundreds of workshops across Canada, Teddy has proven himself as an excellent workshop facilitator. Having a BA in Youth Work gives Teddy the educational background to meet students in an interactive and informative manner.

First Nations Hoop Dancing Presentation

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Large flat surface (10meter diamter circle)
Fee Range: $735 - $860 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$725.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$700.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$700.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$775.00
North
$825.00

Teddy dances with 30 hoops that are coloured red, black, white and yellow. These four colours represent the four peoples of the world. As the hoops interconnect with each other, forming signs of nature such as trees, butterflies and eagles, a story of transformation appears: the story of the oneness of humanity. By combining the traditional First Nations hoop dance with a 21st century message, Teddy spreads an inspirational message of unity, love and hope.

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