2017-2018 Catalog

NASD122 Native American Contemporary and Traditional Dance

A presentation of contemporary and traditional views of Native American dance for students interested in learning dance steps and protocols surrounding Native celebrations, commonly referred to as Pow-Wow(s). Native dance instruction will be displayed and taught by experienced Native dancers. Native dance class will be focusing on combining mainstream artistic expressions of Native American dance and cultural identity. Dancers of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and other Montana Tribes will be highlighted. Topics of discussion begin with men and women's Traditional Dances and Fancy Dance and may include: Jingle Dress, Grass Dance and Chicken dance styles. Class will contain practical application of Native dance forms by instruction and participation. The class will focus on mainstream Pow-Wow dances and their traditional origins. Specific ceremonial and sacred aspects of tribal traditional dances will not be covered.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

none

Corequisite

none

Offered

W
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