Dancing through Life
We are an internationally known high-energy show featuring an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles. Our performers’ regalia are adorned with vivid assortments of brightly-colored ribbons, feathers, and beads, and furs; all of which honor our nations’ elders and the legacy of our traditional arts. Our dance is contemporary, yet primal, as we use every muscle and breath to express our rich, cultural heritage.
We offer a variety of dance types from solo to large ensemble productions designed for classrooms as well as theaters. Our programs are customized to support and enhance curriculum standards for History, Social Studies, Performing Arts, Physical Education, and Social Behaviors. Based in Minnesota, the Native Pride Dancers represent a proud and vibrant tradition for local, national and international audiences. We also create elaborate productions for corporate events, including: “Welcome to Country” for our international visitors as well as opening ceremony productions for conferences, sporting events, etc.
A sample of our repertoire includes:
As a solo singer, eagle dancer and mens fancy dancer, Larry has performed throughout the world including Japan, Australia, France, Ireland, Brazil, Guatemala, Republic of Moldova, and the Kingdom of Jordon. His captivating energy and enthusiasm inspires others.
We bring dance, music and storytelling to indigenous communities and global audiences to enhance cultural exchange and artistic freedom. Here are a few examples of our dance:
Sources for the dance descriptions
“Heard Museum: World Famous for a Reason – 2010 International Hoop Dance Championship.” Heard Museum: World Famous for a Reason. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2010.
“Prairie Chicken Dancing at Powwows: Clouded History turns into Popularity.” Native American/First Nations History. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2010.
“Inter-tribal competition pow wow dance styles | Indian Country Today | Archive.” Indian Country Today . N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2010.