Native Dances
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Native American dance isĀ  not only a way to have fun, but spiritual in itself. Dance can be a form of prayer, a way of expressing joy or grief, and a method of becoming closer with man, nature and our Creator.


Native dancing has been around just about as long as the Native American people have been: in ceremony, powwows, and just to pass the day/night. The dance also can have healing powers, not only on the dancer, but on people that the dancer is close to, or dancing for.


Native American dance is centered around the drum. It beats in time with the heart of Mother Earth and provides a base for the song. The drum beat is, as in most dances, the key to Native footwork.

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Earth and Fire Dance
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Line Dance
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