October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Powwow Workout Class

Weekly on Thursdays

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Indigenous arts Workshops

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.

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.

The Wood Terrace is accessible via the Terrace Level. 
From outside, the Wood Terrace is accessible via the staircase on MacKenzie Bridge.
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In the event of rain or heat warnings, the event will take place in our Canal Lobby.

*note: no class Oct 17

Approximately 30 minutes long