NL Moves: African Gumboot Dancing with Natalie Hobbs

When: 2-4pm, Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Where: Atlantic Place, 215 Water Street, St. John’s

Admission: $10 ($5 for DanceNL and MusicNL members)

DanceNL is proud to partner with MusicNL to present an NL Moves workshop, African Gumboot Dancing, with Natalie Hobbs.

African Gumboot Dancing is a dance traditionally done in the mines of South Africa. This dance explores creating rhythms with stamping and hitting gumboots. The workshop is open to all ages. Participants will learn the basic steps of the dance, experiment with different rhythms, and learn a choreographed dance. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a clean pair of rubber boots.

Natalie Hobbs was born and raised in Celista, BC. She moved to Edmonton, AB where she studied dance at Grant McEwan and obtained a dance diploma. In 2002, Natalie moved to Vancouver, BC to continue studying dance at Simon Fraser University. Since graduation in 2004, she has choreographed for professional venues in Vancouver as well as the interior of BC. Since moving to Newfoundland she has taught at Danceworx, Catherine’s Dance Studio and Lindy Hop on The Rock.

NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province.

DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s sectoral dance association. Incorporated in 2010, DanceNL works to forge connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Sharon King-Campbell

Executive Director