University of Alberta Annual Round Dance

The University of Alberta Annual Round Dance brings together children, friends, families, youth and Elders of our community to share stories, catch up on news, break bannock, and share some tea. It is a time to honour traditions and memories of our ancestors.

Event Details

Saturday, January 28, 2017
7 - 11 p.m.
Education Gym, U of A
8700 - 114 Street

All are welcome!

MC's: Adrian LaChance and Dion Tootoosis

Stickman: Lyle Tootoosis

Parking - Education, Stadium or Jubilee Car Park
No vendors.

This is an alcohol and drug free event. 
        
Invited Drummers
Terry Paskemin - Blackstone
Eugene Alexis - Alexis Singers
Steve Wood - Northern Cree
Mark Longjohn - Youngscouts
Romeo Waskahat - River Cree
Dallas Waskahat - Cree Confederation

All lead singers welcome.

U of A Annual Round Dance Poster 2017Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to Round Dance?
Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends from little ones to the older ones, it’s a community gathering of all people.

Is there a schedule of activities?
Round Dance starts at 7 p.m., but you are welcome to come anytime during the evening and stay for as long as you wish as we dance throughout the evening.

What can I expect at a Round Dance?
Lots of drumming, singing and dancing! You do not need to know how to round dance to attend, please join us and learn by watching for a while or just joining hands in the circle and going with the flow.

What should I wear?
Come as you are. Traditionally, women wear long skirts to Round Dance. That being said, you are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

What are the steps of a round dance?
Watch Round Dance 101 for a demonstration of the steps.

Can I download the poster to share with my community?
Absolutely - you can download the PDF of the poster here.

Our Sponsors

Faculty of Education logo   City of Edmonton logo

Questions?

Please call Shana Dion, director of the Aboriginal Student Services Centre at 780-492-5677.