Video: Dancers perform in Kotzebue ahead of Obama's arrival

The Northern Lights Dancers on Tuesday entertained 300 residents, visitors and advance crew who were in the Arctic Alaska community of Kotzebue ahead of President Barack Obama's planned visit the following day.

The evening at the local high school began with a village potlatch and moved onto a Native Youth Olympics demonstration. The event was capped with drumming and dancing.

The official name for the dance group is the Qikiqtagruq Northern Lights Dancers. The dancers celebrate their ancestry, made up of many dancers from all over the region -- villages like Kotzebue, Kivalina, Point Hope, Point Lay, Wainwright and Barrow.