Originally, The Native Dancing Society (NDS) was founded in 2002 and was known as The Native Women's Dancing Society, which focused primarily on women's fancy shawl. However, as time has progressed and the group has grown, the styles of dancing have expanded to include women's jingle, men's traditional, and remains open to all additional styles of dance. The purpose of The Native Dancing Society is to create a space that is devoted to sharing and celebrating the multitude of dance styles prevalent in Native American societies. NDS has been and continues to be comprised of students from many nations, including: Taos Pueblo, Anishinabe, Navajo, Northern Cheyenne, Nanticoke, Inupiaq, Muscogee and the Three Affiliated Tribes. Dancing has a varied meaning for each of the members but, they all agree that the art of movement brings people together in a unique and inspiring way.
Last Updated: 12/17/09