National Indigenous Peoples Day: Powwow Dance Class - Online
Powwow Dance Class Fun for everyone! Learn the basics of powwow dancing and the different styles with Nyla Carpentier (Tahltan/Kaska). Wear comfy clothes and shoes you can dance in.
This is a free workshop open to registration for people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and various levels of experience.
With support from:
For questions about this workshop, please contact: IndigenousArts@banffcentre.ca
Meet the Artist
Nyla Carpentier (Tahltan, Kaska, French and Scottish) is a multifaceted performing artist currently residing in North Vancouver, BC. Since the age of three, Nyla has been powwow dancing. Over the last 30 years she traveled cross Turtle Island dancing at various powwows and festivals. She also teaches the various powwow styles, sharing the dance steps and the history. Since 2011, in partnership with Raven Spirit Dance Company, Nyla started the popular Powwow Bootcamp class which runs during the winter for 6 weeks at the Dance Centre in Vancouver. Nyla is also an actor, writer and a new mom.