Friday, September 5, 2014

Native American Grass Dance

The Men's Grass Dance is a beautiful and flowing style, one where the grass dancers use a lot of shoulder, arm, and head movements. Powwows today classify the Grass Dance into two categories: old style and free style. The old style of Grass Dance is further divided into the American old style and Canadian old style. However, many grass dancers maintain that the dance is the same and varies only by individual interpretation. Whatever the case, Grass Dance is now one of the most competitive forms of Northern Plains dancing to be found today at powwows.


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