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|09-09-2013, 03:56 PM||#1|
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I'm 18 years old, member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. I didn't grow up on the rez but I was raised there, I live there now and I've really gotten into powwows and stufff... the drum fills my chest and tells my feet to move but I'm scared too. I've never done it in my life.. I just want to know if its ever too late? I don't want to walk out there and feel everyone staring at me, judging. I just want to hear from other dancers their first time stories and how old you were you when you began? any words for a beginner?
|09-10-2013, 10:17 AM||#2|
The voices tell me...
Get your stuff ready...and right before you walk into the circle...put on a blindfold! A blindfold, I say. LOL
You see...that way you won't feel like all the people are staring at you. You can let the drumbeat move to your feet and dance on clouds.
Now after you've bumped into everybody, and they're yelling at you, "Hey, watch out sassy!", you can take off the blindfold and...
Good luck out there. You'll do just fine!
Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?
"When I was young man I did some dumb things and the elders would talk to me. Sometimes I listened. Time went by and as I looked around...I was the elder".
Mr. Rossie Freeman
|09-12-2013, 10:02 PM||#3|
It is never too late to start anything you really want to do. Especially dance I did not start dancing till I was 50+. To dance is in us it brings us closer to the Creator.
Don't worry about people looking at you most of the time it is just because you are new to the circle and they don't know you yet.
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