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Sitka Tribe Dance Performances

200 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
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Living Culture - Lively Dance

The Naa Kahidi Dance Show is a great opportunity to get a taste of historic AND living Tlingit... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
CaliforniaGoGirl
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Northern California
Excellent way to learn about the Tlingit peoples

My adult daughters and I went to the dance and thoroughly enjoyed it. The dancing was enjoyable... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
MaryBethRaven
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New Hampshire, United States
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Tlingit Native Dancers enter with beautiful regalia, mesmerizing the audience with ancient songs handed down through generations of these first Sitka peoples. The performance begins with the resonating sound of the box drum and the aroma of burning cedar in a traditional style Tlingit Clan House. Learn a few words of Tlingit and see one of the Pacific NW's largest carved house screens.
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200 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

The Naa Kahidi Dance Show is a great opportunity to get a taste of historic AND living Tlingit culture. 30 minutes went by fast with a short explanation and a couple of dances. The audience was invited to join in the last dance around the...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

My adult daughters and I went to the dance and thoroughly enjoyed it. The dancing was enjoyable, the drumming was truly impressive (look for the big hanging drum!). The 30 minutes passed very quickly... no boredom with this performance. They also had a nice gift...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Well what a well presented performance. The tribal dancers of Sitka are from young children to mature aged performers. The entire performance has full explanations of what you are seeing or going to see, in great depth so that you have a full understanding of...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

This was one of my favorite stops in Sitka. I taped the whole thing. I wished I would have danced with them. It was so fun. The dancers were very good. The children learning did a very good job. The center was decorated beautifully. Everyone...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Sitka's best kept secret! So much of Sitka's Native American culture is preserved in parks and museums - but this is a chance to hear and learn first hand from Sitka's Tlingit tribal members at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. They share traditional...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

reminded me of Maori dances. The voices and drum are mesmerising and the dancers cloaks are stunning.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

This group had so much fun, you couldn't help but join in. They were so genuine, their children were so sweet. Loved it!

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

The narrated performances were enjoyed by our whole family from the five year old on up. It was wonderful to see both young and old dancers participating. I think the youngest must have been about three. There were also two women who danced while "wearing"...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Both my husband and I enjoyed this presentation. The authentic costumes, story telling and dancing will give you an appreciation of these Native Americans. At the end the audience is invited to join in the dancing and many of us did. It was such fun.

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

This demonstration of Native American song and dance was very interesting, and done by charming people. The show is used to teach the younger members of the tribe about their culture, and the performers in some cases were very young indeed. The show was narrated...More

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Staci G
February 25, 2017|
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May 2017 Wednesdays @ 11 Thursdays@11:30 Friday the 19th @ 11 Some Mondays at 3
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There are set times. Dance schedule is available at listed phone number or you may email and we can send you a link to schedule. If you are arriving via cruiseship your ship will also have a tour that combines the Tribal... More
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