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Dancer, Musician & Choreographer
Dallas Arcand Jr. is an accomplished 20 year old second generation hoop dancer and aboriginal entertainer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Starting from an early age, he's been in front of crowds of up to 40,000 people at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo half time show with his father, 3 time World Champion, Dallas Arcand Sr. Read More >
In 2010 he attended the Victoria School of the Performing Arts, there he learned valuable insight into music and performing. In 2012 he and his father performed at the London Olympics alongside the Canadian musician Corb Lund.
Dallas Arcand Jr. is a self-taught musician, playing flute, guitar, piano and drums. He has translated those musical skills into music production and is currently working on several hip hop projects in Edmonton. He has 2 solo CDs available on iTunes. His first traditional flute CD titled Moonshadows was released July 2018. His second contemporary flute CD, Coyote and Raven was released in February 2019.
In 2016 Dallas competed in the World Champion Hoop Dance Contest against his father in the adult category and placed 12th in the world. As well in 2017, Dallas co-wrote a song that was selected by Flo Rider’s production team for inclusion on Flo Rider’s new album. Unfortunately, it was cut at the last minute but it was very close.
His 45-50 minute show includes a cedar flute performance, A World Championship Hoop Dance, as well as an informative motivational speech to accompany the performance that depicts the philosophies and concepts of Native culture. The show utilizes a professionally mixed CD for Dallas to speak, play the flute, and dance to a traditional drum group. Read Less ^
"Dallas was exceptional - had so many people enthralled with his dancing and energy. The talk went very well, and he even got the comment 'how are you so wise after so many few decades on this earth?'. He was very well received. We had tons of positive feedback, most saying it was probably the best Carousel of Nations they've been to yet. I think in no short reason due to Dallas and his enthusiasm."
"Mr. Arcand wowed all who attended with his acrobatic hoop dancing, traditional indigenous flute playing, and his combination of the modern electric guitar with traditional music. When it was time for Dallas to hit the stage, the locals were ready to see a show, and that is what they got! Arcand’s natural talent with hoops and hand-eye coordination 'ooed' and 'awed' the onlookers."
"His talk was a breath of fresh air, he focused in on how our history can influence our future – referencing his personal history and his experience with the medicine wheel. It was a smaller crowd, but it allowed for discussion on how our society can embrace multiculturalism and encourage humanism. He was so captivating, that the talk went 15 min over the time limit as he finished his talk with a traditional song on the indigenous flute. The talk was my personal highlight of the 2018 Carousel of Nations."
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