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30 minute Tlingít Native Dance Performance
Cost: $10/Adult, $5/Child (3y-12y)
This authentic Native dance performance is educational and entertaining. All who attend are left with a lasting impression of the Tlingit people. Held in a traditional style Tlingit Clan House, the performance begins with the sound of a resonating box drum and the aroma of burning cedar as it fills the room. Tlingit dancers enter with beautiful regalia, mesmerizing the audience with ancient songs handed down through generations. The performance consists of a one story and five traditional songs.
Private Native Dance Performance
Cost $750.00 /per show + 6% City Sales Tax
Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of your own exclusive performance in the Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi Community House. The cost includes a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes of private building use for your private performance and a reception with Sitka’s Naa Kahídi Dancers.
The Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi is a modern rendition of a Tlingít clan house. Complete with large structural beams, center fire pit and tiered seating, it has provided the perfect ambience for audiences small as 2 and large as 250.
You are invited to gather around the fire to hear stories and songs that have been passed down through the generations. As the aroma of burning cedar fills the room, the sound of the massive box drum resonates through the clan house. Dancers enter with swirling robes and flashing beadwork to mesmerize you with ancient songs and traditional dance.
Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit with the Naa Kahídi Dancers. This is an excellent opportunity to have questions answered and get a picture taken with your favorite dancer!
Performance Times and Tickets
Tickets available at door ½ hr. prior to dance show. No reservations required or accepted.
For private shows or groups of 25+ please call 1-888-270-8687
About the Dancers:
The Naa Kahídi Dancers are an authentic group of Alaska Native performers that share traditional songs and dances with visitors. The dance group is comprised of members from Sitka’s other major Tlingít dance groups, and neighboring villages.
The group was formed under the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Tourism Department, Sitka Tribal Tours, in 1994 to help promote the rich Tlingit culture and heritage that is prevalent in the historical community of Sitka, Alaska.
Our performances include Tlingít people of all ages: from babies being carried by their mothers to elders 70 years of age. One of the major highlights for our group is the number of children and youth who participate. Several children between birth and fourteen years of age are involved in each performance. These children not only add to the quality of our shows, but also continuously remind us how important it is to keep traditions such as song and dance alive. Haa yátx’i, haa eeti káawu: Our children are our future.
It is with great pride and honor that the Naa Kahídi Dancers share their oral history through songs, stories and dances that have been passed down, generation to generation, for thousands of years.