Blog Bumps at Soaring Eagles Dance Class

By Roy Cook

Ms Vickie Gambala, San Diego Indian Center Senior Advisor, announced the great news, the Soaring Eagles Dance Class has been refunded by the Southern California American Indian Resource Center, Inc. (SCAIR) and the San Diego Indian Center. The next phase of the Soaring Eagle Dance classes will be from September 10, to November 19, 2008 at the same place, same day, and same time. Tonight the attendance was a little less and it could be attributed to the change in dates sometimes we get into routine and any change is always difficult to adjust to. However, to be honest, the dancers showed great enthusiasm and enjoyment throughout the evening.

The San Diego Inter-Tribal Singers: Richard Decrane, Ben Nance and Roy Cook are one of the many community volunteers that come together when called upon to help out at American Indian events in San Diego. Last week The San Diego Inter-Tribal Singers provided our dance instructors with DVD copies of dance styles and explanations for study at home. This week, the San Diego Inter-Tribal Singers produced 16 CD copies of songs appropriate to the specific interests of the students and instruction offered them to the instructors of the Soaring Eagle classes. It is a good feeling to see our Indian community step up and volunteer week after week to help out for our Indian children.

Debbie Razo brought in some great tasting sandwiches with all the trimmings. Plenty of punch and pastries, El Bisarra completed his course of study for a Masters degree and celebrated by bringing in a store bought cake and Joyce Van Dyke Parker frosted up a fine cake too. Additionally there was real good coffee made by Debbie’s dad, Paul Razo.

Last Saturday many of the interested parents met with Vickie Gambala at the fabric store and selected material for the dancers regalia. Tonight many of the same and other parents were intently participating in the design and detailed instruction for successful regalia construction.

We will continue to enjoy the excitement and interest in American Indian culture in the Adams Avenue Business Association Community Center, 4649 Hawley Blvd. San Diego CA. Southern California American Indian Resource Center, Inc. (SCAIR) sponsors this class in collaboration with: the San Diego Unified School District Title VII, the Indian Human Resource Center and the San Diego Indian Center.

So, my blogging buddies, don’t let those bumps in the highway get you low, scoot over to the Soaring Eagle Dance Class next Wednesday, August 20, 2008 for the last class in phase 1. It should be a good one!