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The Stepping Ambassadors are a dynamic group of multi-cultural, multi-talented  musicians and explosive stepdancers who take their audiences on a whirlwind journey to the sights, the sounds and the excitement of Irish, French-Canadian, Celtic, and Ottawa Valley fiddle music and "Traditional Canadian" Stepdancing.
 
The Ambassadors give their audiences exactly what they came for - great music...rhythmic stepdancing...a few surprises...non-stop entertainment!  Their high-energy shows are performed with precision, flair and passion.  Their music and dancing comes from their roots and from their hearts.

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What is "Traditional Canadian Stepdancing"?
 
From 1963 to 1966, world renowned stepdancer, Gilles Roy, travelled extensively throughout Quebec, Cape Breton, Gaspe and Ireland to hear the music and see the stepdancing styles of these regions.  When Gilles would return home after one of his trips, he would work for hours in the basement of his parent's farmhouse, dancing on a sheet of plywood and dodging the large wooden beams of the basement ceiling.  His style of stepdancing is a very unique blend of French-Canadian and Celtic stepdance styles with a little hint of the Irish influence to which he adds his own technique and rhythm. 

VIDEO of the Stepping Ambassadors "in action"! 


Recorded in April, 2005 during "Stepping Into Spring"


show. 

Film Spool 1

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

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