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Eagles Dance Class
Each Wednesday we meet at the Soaring Eagles Workshop. Appropriate songs are sung to the benefit of the dancers and at the requests of the dance instructors. It is a very nice experience to be at the drum again for the benefit of our American Indian children. We welcome any new faces to the drum.
Grass dace, shawl dance, round dance, crow hop, more shawl dance, women traditional, more round dance and fun specialty songs are sung for the entertainment and instruction of the Soaring Eagles Dance Class dancers. Some are shy and reluctant but by the ending of the song, many are dancing! Wow, participation, that is the true measure of success. Everyone knows it is not easy but it is worth doing well and the satisfaction is in the achievement.
Soaring Eagles Dance Class is at the same location and in addition to the American Indian Dance and regalia instruction there is a tutoring and reading program. Books are provided by the program to be checked out and reviews or stories to be submitted..
People often ask why do we go to so many Pow wows. Where else can you get tired and sore cheeks from dancing and smiling all the time!
Sincerely, we all appreciate the confidence and support of those who help keep us on track and in the circle of life. The Red Road is often hard but the Creator is compassionate and never gives us more than we can endure. All you can get from too much of a good time is a warm fuzzy feeling and a real goofy smile. We will look for you on the Pow wow trail!
Maybe we will see you and your younger relatives at these Soaring Eagles Dance Class free classes: Wednesday at 6pm-8:30pm, Ballard Parent Center 2375 Congress St. Old Town, San Diego, CA. They are coordinated by San Diego City School Indian Education Program (858) 627-7362.