Marcel Pronovost was the founder of the Ensemble Folklorique Outaouais and co-founder of the International Folk Dancers of Ottawa (IFDO). He has taught recreational folk dancing at the Good Companions Senior Daytime Centre in Ottawa.
He is a past president of the Ontario and Ottawa Folk Arts Councils and former vice-chairman of the Canadian Folk Arts Council. He served on the Mayor of Ottawa's Committee for the Arts and did critiques of folk dance performances at the NAC for the local CBC French radio station.
Marcel is the recipient of an award for voluntary service given by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
He has been involved in International folk dancing for over 40 years. He received his folk dance training in Canada, the U.S., Bulgaria, Hungary, and Serbia.
Marcel has written a book titled "Hearth and Home" about his distant great grandfather, a fur trader named Mathieu Rouillard.
Dances Marcel has taught include Alta es la Luna, Ardeleana, Ashun Daje Mori, Ballo in Dodeci, Ballos, Balta Dreaptă, Bariș Halay, Bătută, Bengi, Beranče, Brâu de pe Valea Bistrei, Dospatsko Horo, Dramskoto Horo, Farmer's Quadrille, Geamparalele din Babadag, Hassapikos, Hiotikos, Homoljanka, Hora Nuntașilor, Horehronsky Čardáš, Ina Ina, Jaw's Čačak, Jeddili (Jeitili), Joc in Patru, Kalamatianos, Konyali, Köröglu, Lerikos, La Suriana, Las Alazanas, Leši, Made in Romania, Maruntica de la Cajvanat, Memede, Narino, Olahós, Ostropat, Pajduško, Passu Turrau, Pinosavka, Pogonisios, Polonez Warszawsky, Povrateno, Pre Picior, Râčenica, Ratevka, Roata Femeilor, Sadilo Mome, Sârba Bătută, Sârba de la Vorona, Sârba Zarnastenilor, Satovčensko Horo, Severnjaška Râčenica, Siroon Aghchig (Sweet Girl), Šopska Petorka, Srbijanka, Srpkinja, Steppin' Out, Strumička Petorka, Tasino, Trite Pâti, Tsamikos, Tubarosza Csárdás, Zagorisios, and Žensko Krsteno.