Freestyle canoeing is canoeing at its most basic and fun level. Generally it involves performing dance-inspired routines in a canoe. The emphasis in freestyle canoeing is put on performing graceful moves using excellent technique. Always performed on flatwater, the routines are put to music. Freestyle canoeing is popular as a spectator sport, but also offers skill canoe paddlers to use their canoes in a very different way. Generally, freestyle doesnêt require any special equipment, just time, patience and good technique..