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Powwow Workout Class @ the NAC

  • 1 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON, K1P Canada (map)

Class description:

Powwow Workout Class – A “Powwow” is a First Nations’ celebration of dance, songs and food. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will introduce traditional powwow dancing by incorporating moves from all styles of powwow dance with the sounds of traditional powwow music.

All ages welcome! Free admission.

Amanda Fox Bio:

Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from the Unceded Territory of Wiikwemkoong, Ontario. Born and raised in Ottawa, Amanda has been able to spend most of her life engaging in her culture with songs, dance and artwork while living in “the big city.” Amanda began dancing at the age of 2 and now dances Old Style Jingle Dress. She has a profound knowledge of all styles of powwow dance and protocol. Amanda has been teaching powwow dance to women since she was a teenager and enjoys spreading awareness of Indigenous culture through her songs and artwork as well.  Performing her dance since she was a child, she has had the honour of dancing for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Jean Chretien, Mayor Jim Watson, the National Arts Centre, school graduations, videos, events, etc. She currently works at the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa and facilitates weekly beading workshops/circles at the Metis Nation of Ontario.

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