When measures to cease the unfold of COVID-19 started to roll out throughout the nation in 2020, champion powwow dancer Ryan Man Richard of Winnipeg needed to assist fellow dancers keep related to one another by way of wholesome competitors.
He launched a social media contest he dubbed “Jigging Idol,” by which dancers might submit their jigging movies to be judged for money prizes.
“I did not need to let it die down,” Richard mentioned.
“Simply seeing the jigging and the children and all the grins, I believe that is going to assist them cope.”
Submission deadlines for the 2021 Jigging Idol have simply been prolonged because of the rising quantity of curiosity. Richard mentioned he is offering extra time for dancers who have not been in a position to make submissions due to sluggish Web speeds in rural areas, and for many who are simply studying about it.
WATCH: Ryan Richard explains why dancers’ submissions nonetheless give him ‘butterflies’