Team Pow Wow Dancers

Team Dancing is another relatively new addition to the pow wow celebration. Generally, three or four members who make up a team all dance in the same style. They must synchronize their steps. Team Dancers are judged on their synchronization, their outfits, how well they look together and how well their steps are put together. …Team Pow Wow Dancers >>

Cherokee Butterfly Legend

Some say the modern day Pow Wow competition dance known as the Ladies Fancy Shawl Dance has its roots in a ceremonial dance called the Butterfly Dance. Here is a Cherokee account of how that dance came to be. …Cherokee Butterfly Legend >>

Crow explanation of how the ladies Fancy Shawl Dance competition began

At Crow Fair in Montana, I was told another story about the Fancy Shawl Dance. While the Crow people also equate this dance form as an expression of re-emergence and renewal of life forces, they have a very different explanation of how it began. Their version goes like this: …Crow explanation of how the ladies Fancy Shawl Dance competition began >>

Dance Regalia of the Fancy Shawl Dancer

This article gives a general overview of the proper attire for a Fancy Shawl Dancer. Rather than the double-bustle the early Crow girls wore to dance the Fancy Dance, today’s Fancy Shawl dancer wears a dress made of a shiny fabric such as taffeta or satin. …Dance Regalia of the Fancy Shawl Dancer >>

Denver March Pow Wow Grass Dance Finals Video

The final three song set of the Denver March Pow Wow Grass Dance Finals in 2011 goes to overtime with an extra song to determine a winner for the title. The Powwow features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. …Denver March Pow Wow Grass Dance Finals Video >>

Red Earth Pow Wow Championship of Champions Contest

Each year the Red Earth Pow Wow holds a Men’s Fancy Feather contest dance competition. Through out the years the Pow Wow committee developed a competition of former winners of Red Earth Pow Wow Fancy Feather Contest and it’s called the Championship of Champions. …Red Earth Pow Wow Championship of Champions Contest >>

How the women’s Fancy Shawl Dance is Judged

The fancy shawl dance is a very aerobic, fast paced dance. Thus, this is usually considered a dance for the younger ladies and girls. However, dancers of any age may dance the fancy shawl dance, from babies to elders. …How the women’s Fancy Shawl Dance is Judged >>

Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance

The Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance is a relatively new addition to the pow wow dance competitions. Until fairly recently, women performed their fancy dancing in traditional garb. …Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance >>

The War Dance

The War Dance cannot function as it once did, but it is one of the principal features of a pow wow. Traditionally, the War Dance was a major event in itself that was performed after a battle to record the brave feats performed in battle, or to prepare for an upcoming battle. …The War Dance >>

Sneak Up Dance

The Sneak-Up Dance is an ancient storytelling dance having several origins, that became known as a Sneak Up Dance when it was performed in the Wild West Shows of the 1800s. …Sneak Up Dance >>