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 >
"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."