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Powwow Dance Aerobics

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center is excited to present a new fitness program called Powwow Dance Aerobics: Dance Your Way to Fitness, featuring Dallas Arcand and Aerobics Artists Chanelle Monroe and Shanley Spence.

Dallas, a three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer from the Alexander First Nation (Kipohtakaw) Treaty 6 in Alberta, Canada, brings together powwow dancing, aerobics, and fitness to lead participants through this program.

This fitness program is geared toward people of all skill levels and is suitable for all ages, from toddlers to Elders. The program includes an:
  • Introduction of Dallas, Shanley, and Chanelle
  • Beginner to advanced level fitness program
  • Dance performances by Dallas, Shanley and Chanelle
  • Flute song performance by Dallas

The purpose of this program is to increase access to fitness programs for Native people in a format that is innovative, effective, culturally appropriate, and accessible to all of Indian Country.

The fitness program is available in multiple formats: