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This dance tutorial may wear you out in the first 30 seconds. Seriously. CBC Arts visited choreographer/artist Tekaronhiáhkhwa Santee Smith (also founding artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre ) while she was rehearsing for the Opening Ceremony of the North American Indigenous Games .

While we were there, meeting her energized dancers, Smith gave us a tutorial in Indigenous dance — two traditional steps and one that’s her own contemporary take on the styles she’s learned.

Next, Smith is moving on to her creation for the Living Ritual: International Indigenous Performing Arts Festival taking place in Tkaronto (Toronto) at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre from July 25-27 — you can get tickets here . You can keep an eye on what Smith is up to next here .

Watch Exhibitionists on Friday nights at 12:30am (1am NT) and Sundays at 3:30pm (4pm NT) on CBC Television.

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