New York City’s own Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are having their annual FREE dance workshop with traditional storytelling, plus a sale of handmade crafts, on Saturday, October 17th. The Thunderbirds represent tribes from the southwest of Arizona to the northwest of New York State, and their performances and workshops support scholarships for Native American students nationwide.
Their dancing and drumming is spectacular, and members are teaching the basics of steps from traditional dances like the Eagle Dance, Hoop Dance or Jingle Dance in this free family-friendly workshop, which also includes a sale of Native American crafts made by the members, all of whom live in the New York City area, so you can stock up on turquoise and coral necklaces and lovely beaded jewelry and hair accessories, at bargain prices.
The dance workshop and crafts sale is 7 PM to 10 PM at the American Indian Community House, which moved recently to 254 West 29th Street, 2nd floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Click here for the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers website.