A FEW TIPS
Appropriate Protocol should be followed. here are a few simple guidelines to help you get the most out of your visit
The circle is sacred and has been blessed before any of the activities begin. Do not enter the arena if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs and do not allow pets or children to play inside the arena.
The benches in the arena are reserved for the dancers.
During special songs such as the Grand Entry, Veterans Sons, Flag Songs and any other songs designated by the MC, please remove your hat and please stand.
Ask permission before taking pictures of the dancers.
Listen to the MC. He will guide you through the event with informative details and entertainment.
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE STYLES
WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS DANCE
The dancer's flowing steps cause the metal cones adorning her dress to jingle. The cones are often made from the lids of snuff cans.
All Pow Wows begin with a Grand Entry. This is when all dancers enter the circle and are led by the Veterans and Head Dancers. An opening prayer is also said. During this time, please stand up, refrain from talking or eating.