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    Can anyone tell me how to get my daughter's into dancing, I have a 17 year old and a 12 year old daughter and I would like for them to dance at the pow wows, but don't know how to get them into it. Can anyone help?

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    Well first of all, Do THEY want to dance? Cause if they don't want to dance, it won't matter how hard you try they will refuse....
    My son danced when he was small, we were travelled alot, and when he got to be about 4 or 5 he just said he didn't want to dance anymore, so I didn't pressure they he is older hopefully he will WANT to in the future..
    But if they do want to dance, take em' to powwows, let them watch and choose what they think would be the best dance style for them....go from there......find someone in the community who will help you - teaching of making outfits, etc.......
    Qe' ci'yew yew


    • #3
      The best way to get you r kids interested is to just take them to powwows and let them make the choice. Because, if you force them to make the choice, they will not like dancing.
      They would have to have an interest first, once they show an interest you can encourage them to dance.

      Show them by example as well, you dance in the circle. you do not have to have regalia to dance, just go out and dance and enjoy yourself. If you become a regular on the powwow curciut and make friends with the dancers, you will have many resources to get your ideas from to make regalia and learn how to dance different styles.

      Most important, have fun...

      You never know, you could be making regalia for yourself and going out to dance
      Last edited by Majii; 04-27-2003, 05:24 PM.


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