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Sitka Tribe Dance Performances

200 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
+1 907-747-7137
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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 1 week ago
New Hampshire, United States
via mobile
Tribal dancing at its best

Well what a well presented performance. The tribal dancers of Sitka are from young children to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa H
Worrigee, Australia
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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
+1 907-747-7137

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 15 February 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

1  Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 5 September 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!

Thank sdhcpa
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 12 July 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.

Thank blbuszek
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank afb5885
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A moving show and learned much about the Tlingit culture...a half hour of immersion! The announcer was not only clear, but he was fun. Felt joyful to participate in one invlted dance. A Grandmother of 12 stayed after to talk. Thank you Marie.

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Staci G
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Response from sdhcpa | Reviewed this property |
May 2017 Wednesdays @ 11 Thursdays@11:30 Friday the 19th @ 11 Some Mondays at 3
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Response from TourOperatonsMngr | Property representative |
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