workshops & field trips
As part of its mandate to foster culturally-diverse music and dance, Lula Music and Arts Centre offers interactive and immersive workshops for grades 4 to 12.
Taught by award-winning professional musicians and dancers, the 60-minute workshops take place at Lula Lounge, a restaurant and live music venue that has become Toronto’s home to live Latin, Brazilian and global music and dance. Over the past two decades Lula Lounge has evolved into an incubator for new musical projects and a cultural home to many to many diverse communities. .
Offered in French, Spanish or English, Lula's cultural field trips can be customized to your students' age, language proficiency level and area of study focus. For each workshop, study materials will be provided to help teachers and students prepare to get the most out of their trip to Lula.
A themed meal served French, Spanish or English is also available.
Emphasizing participation, fun and cross-cultural understanding, our workshops are a great way to energize and inspire French, Spanish, dance, music or geography students of all ages.
With lunch $47 to $49
Includes lunch, gratuity and one workshop.
Without lunch $17 to $19
Based on a minimum of 40 students.
Teachers and chaperones are free with lunch included.
French Créole culture is a powerful medley of sound, dance, food & traditions, influenced by the people of Africa descent and European settlers in the Caribbean. A Canadian-born dancer of French-speaking Caribbean descent, Marie-Paule Jean-Gilles, leads this one hour interactive workshop which fosters a greater appreciation for Creole culture, dance and music while encouraging students to practice speaking and learning in the French language.
Cuban Rhythm & Song
Delivered in Spanish or English, this engaging and interactive session is taught by the award-winning Cuban Canadian musicians, composers and educators Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne, best known as leaders of the Juno-award winning group OKAN. Students will learn about Cuban culture, rhythms and languages through an exploration of musical forms such as cha cha cha.
Cuban Canadian dancer and choreographer Dailyn Martinez will inspire even the shyest students to join us in exploring the joyful rhythms of salsa. While reinforcing Spanish language skills, this beginner dance workshop gets the brain and body working together. Sabroso!!!
West African Drumming & Dance
Amadou Kienou, Burkina Faso, and Mabinty Sylla, Guinea, lead these high-energy workshops focusing on the traditional rhythmic patterns and dances of West Africa. While reinforcing French language skills, Lula Afrique fosters cooperation, team work, and leadership in young learners.