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Queen's University

Student Affairs Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Fancy Dance Classes

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Fancy Dance classes for women & men–Fancy shawl dancers wear beaded capes, moccasins and leggings and most importantly, a beautifully decorated long fringed shawl. Their colorful outfits evoke images of beautiful butterflies when they are dancing. The origin of Women’s Fancy Dance, is relatively recent on the powwow trail. Women’s fancy dance features fancy footwork, a very fast pace and brightly colored shawls worn draped over the shoulders. Fancy shawl dancers have adapted many newer materials in their regalia such as cut glass beads, rhinestones, sequins, ribbon, and fabric.





    Learn more about fancy dance!

    Fancy Shawl Dance

    Fancy Dance ( Wikipedia)

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000