Body Talk

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Weekly Program & Spring Break Workshop

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Body Talk Youth Program

Join the Body Talk Youth Program or email us for more information:

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW 2023 Artists
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Casey Desjarlais

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AJ “MegaMan” Kambere

Spring Break Workshop

March 13 to 17, 2023  |   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 VIBE Dance Academy, 1969 Boxwood Road

Culminating performance

March 18, 2023  |   7:30 PM

Malaspina Theatre, VIU, Nanaimo

Body Talk Banner, featuring photos of Elder Elder Lolly Loraine Good Sxhuyselxwtz, The Body Talk Cru at a desk, and AJ Megaman dancing on stage.
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Body Talk Youth Program 2023

What is The Cru?

The Cru

A council of teens meets weekly from October 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

Body Talk Cru meetings will run from Oct 6th, 2022 to May 25th 2023.

What is the Spring Break Workshop?


During the week of spring break, the workshop participants 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 are mentored in a variety of music, dance, & cultural sharing enrichment activities, Cru is creating the 2021/22 season, will you be joining us?

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, pending COVID restrictions.

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!

Thank You to our Sponsors

Crimson Coast Dance is thankful to have the support of the following sponsors:

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Faune by Geneviève Johnson
Actress, Dancer, and Choreographer
Giron Sami Teahter

The Sámi People’s Theater, Giron Sámi Teáhter