Crimson Coast Dance

Body Talk Youth Program

As of Tuesday, March 17

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW | Spring Break Workshop | March 23-25th, 2020

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW | Culminating Performance |

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW – GOES LIVE!
To ensure the health and safety of our community, and keep the energy alive, we are GOING LIVE and presenting our Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW, 2020 Workshop. 

You can expect two different parts: 

Spring Break Workshop, March 23, 24, 25

Learn live from the comfort and safety of your home. Our artists are presenting fantastic workshops that registered  teens have access to on their digital devices. But that’s not all… stay in touch, practice and enhance your skills and then participate in;

InFrinGinG Dance Festival, July 6 & 7

All artists and participants will RECONVENE, practice, review, and complete the finishing touches, then PERFORM at the InFrinGinG Dance Festival!

 All registered youth will have access to private feedback and conversation with our guest artists during the Spring Break Workshop.  The artists will continue private connections with each of the youth until July when we reconvene. Teens attending the workshop will be sent instructions for step 1, a questionnaire.  Once that is filled out and submitted you will be sent a link to private fb group.



BONUS to the rest of the world…  

We will make the Spring Break training sessions available to anyone around the globe! You will have access to the March 23, 24, 25 live or recorded teachings for FREE.  Access information will be provided on our Facebook page daily. 

More instructions to come so stay in touch!

Let’s work out the bugs!  We will provide a TEST DATE and LINK to try out your technology and ensure you are connected and so that you are set and ready to join in on the fun in a digital way in our digital age!

Creativity, Voice and Movement invites imaginations, dreams and joys for us to connect through and dance about.  How wonderful that this is possible whether we are in the same room or elsewhere on the planet – side by side in intention.

Spread the word and let’s go viral in a healthy way with 

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW, 2020, for a global experience – together!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  250.716.3230

FB Event Page: Body Talk Spring Break Workshop:  

What is
The Cru?

A council of teens meet weekly from October 4 to May to produce a Spring Break dance event, wrap it up, and learn important life and employment skills in the process.

The Cru learns leadership skills through physical activity and teamwork. You explore career options in performing arts with industry professionals; lighting, sound, event planning, marketing, public speaking and performance. Earn While You Learn!

  • School & volunteer credit hours
  • An honorarium for your time
  • Job & school references
  • Development of valuable resume skills

What is the
Spring Break Workshop
this year?

During the week of spring break, the workshop participants will work directly with multiple acclaimed artists to explore and create within a limitless, welcoming space to bring out the best in each and every youth that attends.

Participants will be mentored in a variety of music, dance, & cultural sharing enrichment activities, such as:

  • Dance choreography
  • Rap writing & performing
  • Street dance
  • Hip-hop
  • Spoken word
  • Indigenous dance & storytelling
  • and more!

What is the
Culminating Performance?

After a week of super fun learning, sharing, writing, dancing, practicing, rocking and awesomeness, the artists and participants all perform side by side at our summer InFrinGinG Dance Festival in July.

Together, the Cru and workshop participants put on a combination of group & solo pieces created during spring break, culminating in a rousing night full of spirit, heart, talent and awesome performances!

Meet Ecko, this year's Body Talk Facilitator!

Ecko was born into the Nlaka’pamux Nation (Interior Salish) and raised with the shishalh Nation (Coast Salish). She is a multimedia performing artist working through the disciplines of spoken word, rap and singing. She is also a multimedia digital artist working through the mediums of music, sound and video production.

In 2016 Ecko graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver with a diploma in Professional Recording Arts. In 2017 she received the Fred Sheratt MusiCounts Award for Outstanding Recording Arts and Sciences in Toronto, ON.

Ecko is the daughter of a residential school survivor and cycle-breaker for her two young sons. She utilizes her art as a method of healing from intergenerational traumas and believes in using every opportunity to address the dark history Canada was built on. She continues to find new ways that intertwine her love for culture and art including workshop creation and facilitation, program development, art installations, presentations as well as cultural performances and hip-hop shows.

“My goal as an artist is healing; healing my own traumas, inspiring others to want to heal and providing the tools for our youth to heal from their bloodline traumas. I truly believe that we are given our gifts and our dreams for a reason… trust them! The world needs more people who are in alignment with their gifts from Creator.” -Ecko