Dance along with Powwow Sweat

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 2.34.45 PMThanks to Facebook friend Una Verdandi for sharing the CBC article about the amazing (and hilarious) Powwow Sweat dance/workout series created by Stylehorse Collective and the Coeur d’Alene tribe in Idaho. The videos feature energetic powwow dancer Shedaezha Hodge.

My favourite visual is Shedaezha standing in full regalia against a Teletubby background.

Makes me think we should begin gathering some basic dance vocabulary to work in some total physical response language learning at the same time:

Follow the Powwow Sweat Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/powwowsweat/

Or search Youtube for “Powwow Sweat” to find these and many more:

Full Music Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4bWbJlIUjs

Warm uphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfglbhKCo0&list=PLAqhuhVuo9ao4EKra0FYh8r5hcPEVpDYp&index=9

Jingle Dresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS9-ZlX7KE8&list=PLe5h-eBi9JlWYEfHjIifq_TUEknXXsdzr&index=1

Men’s Fancy Dancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlfVPjeb1Xo&list=PLe5h-eBi9JlWYEfHjIifq_TUEknXXsdzr&index=2

Crow Hophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOTUP9CoXBQ&index=3&list=PLe5h-eBi9JlWYEfHjIifq_TUEknXXsdzr

Double Beathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBhTOkGr6_c&list=PLe5h-eBi9JlWYEfHjIifq_TUEknXXsdzr&index=5

Men’s Grass Dancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZBx5cz0TA&list=PLe5h-eBi9JlWYEfHjIifq_TUEknXXsdzr&index=6

Traditional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ITu9KaiIF4

Looking for some dance fitness action closer to home? In Lloydminster, you might be able to check out Brandyy-Lee Maxie’s (Nakota) Powfit: 

http://www.powwows.com/2016/04/12/powfit-get-shape-one-pow-wow-step-time/

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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One Response to Dance along with Powwow Sweat

  1. Jim Adams says:

    Ahhaha! Chi Miigwetch! What a powerful way to balance fitness and culture. Hey wasn’t that the way we used to live? So grateful the Creator gave us all such amazing gifts. I am going to get fit and Grass Dance!

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