We are a family group of youth entertainers and for the past 7 years, we have been bringing together lively fiddle music and a variety of traditional dances, including Orange Blossom Special, the Red River Jig and our specialty - a unique interpretation of the Métis Sash Dance. We are passionate about sharing our Métis culture in a fun and engaging way.
Many people are captivated by our audience participation segment, as we guide participants to learn the Red River Jig, in an easy step by step format.
Ryan Spence plays the fiddle, while the girls - sister Clarissa Spence and cousin Taylor Spence - dance. Added together, there over 24 years of performing experience and many awards and medals between us from Métis fiddle and jigging competitions. We are inspired by our grandparents, who also fiddle and jig, which is why we chose the name Spence Tradition. Our grandfather Ivan Spence often plays backup on the guitar.
St. Pierre Jolys - Sugaring off Festival, 2015-2019
Festival Du Voyageur events, 2017-2019
Indigenous Day Live at the Forks, 2019
Lower Fort Garry/MMF - Canada Day 2019
Assiniboine Park - Canada Day (Canada150), 2017
The Forks - Canada Summer Games, 2017