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Teach Me to Dance

Teach Me to Dance
1978, director: Anne Wheeler

Film (28:35)


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> Ukrainian Canadians | Dance | Prejudice | Prairie provinces | Children | European Canadians

  Description     The film  
Lesia convinces her English-Canadian friend Sarah to perform a Ukrainian dance with her as part of their school's Christmas pageant. However, Sarah's father objects. Angry at the growing number of Ukrainian settlers, he will not allow his daughter to do the Ukrainian dance with Lesia. But in spite of the prejudices of their parents, the girls' friendship remains strong, and they meet in Sarah's barn to celebrate Christmas Day together.