The Round Dance is a healing ceremony that became a social dance for Indigenous people and is held in the winter season. Traditionally, from the first tuning of the hand drums by the fire, to the fun of meeting old friends and making new ones, we join hands in a circle and dance around the drummers and singers. The beat of the drum is like the heartbeat of the community, and everyone moves as one. It’s a dance for everyone: children, friends, families, youth and Elders.  All are welcome.

Carleton’s Round Dance

Video by 3rd year Carleton Journalism student, Brooke Peloquin, about Carleton’s 6th Annual Round Dance.