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Indigenous: How to Métis Jig


Dance History & heritage Indigenous Music
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City of Surrey, BC



Offered in English.


The Red River Jig is a proper name attributed to both the Canadian Métis and the First Nations, in reference to a traditional dance and accompanying fiddle tune. The dance’s performers and fiddlers currently and historically includes individuals identifying as First Nations, French Canadian, or Scottish Canadians, as well as others involved in the expansive 19th century fur trade.

"Jigging", as commonly referred to by the Métis people, has observable similarities to the traditional dances of Quebec and the Canadian Maritime communities of British Isles heritage.


Fiddle music (look up “Red River Jig” or “Fiddle Music” online)

Your dancing feet! 


Step 1 -

Turn on your fiddle music, create some space for yourself, and get ready to dance! 

Step 2 -

Practice by stepping back and forth in position 

"One two three"  "Kick"

"One two three" "Kick"

"One two three" "Kick" 

Step 3-

Notice the change in the fiddle music, now you can add a fancy step. 

Step side to side while keeping one foot in the middle. Tap to the music! 

"One two three, Right, Left" 

"One two three, Right, Left" 

"One two three, Right, Left" 

Be sure to post your performances on social media using the hashtag #SurreyFusion and tag @surreybcevents.



City of Surrey

The City of Surrey's Special Events team organizes four major special events annually: Party for the Planet, Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival and the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. Surrey Fusion Festival brings together over 80,000 people annually to celebrate food, music, and culture.


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