Friday, 6 February 2015

The Round Dance

The drummers and singers begin the first song.

The Aboriginal Students' Council hosted the first ever Lambton College Round Dance on Friday, January 30. 

Everyone in attendance was treated to a full meal before the dance began. Members of the Aboriginal Students' Council and local aboriginal communities volunteered to greet and serve guests, and many of Lambton's international students were also there to help. 
The crowd joins in!
Once the drumming and singing began, many from the audience came out to join the dance itself. The dancing was open to all, and the steps were easy to learn: everyone held hands and stepped continuously to the left.

The night was a wonderful chance to learn more about this tradition: the Round Dance has always been valued for the social connection and individual healing it provides.

I'm sure this will be the first of many Round Dances at the college. Thank you to the organizing committee for all of the work that went into this event!

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