Dallas Arcand - Saturday & Sunday 2 pm


  • Saturday, September 14th @ 2:00 pm
    Takwakin Village | 91 St & 118 Ave

  • Sunday, September 15th @ 2:00 pm
    Takwakin Village | 91 St & 118 Ave

Dallas Arcand is a multi-talented artist who won the world spotlight with his astonishing Hoop Dancing at the 2010 Olympic Games opening ceremonies. Dallas is a three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Plains Cree Nation near Edmonton, Alberta. He is best known as a champion Hoop Dancer as well as a motivational speaker, storyteller, and musician.

Dallas, whose Aboriginal name is ‘Dancing Buffalo Man’ (Nimihto Paskwa Mostôs Napew), for many years had no idea that dancing would become a major influence in his life.

Dallas has been a World Class Hoop and Indigenous Dancer for over two decades. His dancing ranges from traditional to contemporary indigenous styles including; Fancy, Grass, Jigging, Break, and Hoop Dancing.

From an early age, Dallas has exercised his artistic talents through Pow-Wow, Hip-Hop, and Métis music. He is strongly influenced by his belief in Aboriginal spirituality and traditional teachings. Dallas also plays Aboriginal acoustic instruments and is best known for native flute.

Dallas Arcand is an accomplished singer, flutist, recording artist, and an in-demand motivational speaker facilitating workshops for Aboriginal people of all ages, speaking on topics ranging from self-awareness to personal motivation. Dallas has worked with young artists on creative writing, personal recording, music, and dance.

A graduate of Mount Royal College with a General Studies Diploma majoring in Behavioural Sciences, Dallas Arcand now delights in sharing his culture through this athletic and creative art form.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.