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Sitka Tribe Dance Performances

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Address: 200 Katlian Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 19077477137
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Tlingit Native Dancers enter with beautiful regalia, mesmerizing the...

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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Best Part of our Tour

Last stop on our cruise tour and the best. The youngsters who put on this show are talented and enthusiastic. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Madison, Alabama
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Last stop on our cruise tour and the best. The youngsters who put on this show are talented and enthusiastic. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend.

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TourOperatonsMngr, Manager at Sitka Tribe Dance Performances, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to our show and for your kind words. Everyone really puts their heart into sharing our cultural especially the children. They will be delighted when I pass along your praise! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The NAA KAHIDI Dance Show is a 30 minute performance by members of the Tlingit community in Sitka. It is a way for the culture to be preserved, by mostly young Tlingit dancers. The traditional dances are done in a beautiful clan house. The setting is warm, with a fire pit in the center of the dance floor. There is... More 

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TourOperatonsMngr, Manager at Sitka Tribe Dance Performances, responded to this review

We appreciate your visit and hope that you took advantage of your opportunity to join in and learned a little Tlingit to take home too. Thank you too for your kind words about our community clan house-we take great pride and enjoy sharing it with our guests. We hope to see you or your friends and family again. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an excellent ethnic show (Tinglit) which is performed by locals in a purpose built hall. At half an hour there is enough time to tell their story and the performers were available after the show to discuss their culture and pose for photographs.

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TourOperatonsMngr, Manager at Sitka Tribe Dance Performances, responded to this review

Gunalcheesh for your kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts. The dancers are happy to see you thought our performance was "excellent"! We try our very best to make it so. More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Saw the NAA Kahidi Dancers. A real treat to see a glimpse into the Tlingit culture. Dance and song by adults, teens and children. Lasts about 30 minutes and the final dance/song included audience participation if you felt like joining. Well worth the 10 per person charge. We could speak with the dancers and take pictures after the show.

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TourOperatonsMngr, Manager at Sitka Tribe Dance Performances, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your excellent review. Every week we practice so that we can give the very best experience to our guests. Thanks for sharing with us! More 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect with this experience, but it is something I will never forget. I was quite moved while observing the tribal dancers. It felt like they were sharing something very special with us. At the end of the performance you have the opportunity to participate. While this is not something I would normally do, something drew... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Truly enjoyed watching the performance of theTlingit tribal dancers. Loved how they included adults, teens and small children in the dances and story telling. The last dance was really fun where they invited the audience to join in the dance and then stay and meet the dancers

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NJ, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is an authentic Native dance/song by the Tlingit adults, teens and children.Held in a traditional style Tlingit Clan House. The performance was like a meditation complete with drums, burning cedar, and beautiful costumes. Tlingit songs were handed down through their generations. So simple yet very powerful. They are loving and inclusive. They are trying to preserve their heritage and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed the performance and glimpse of Tlinget culture with the dancers sharing their songs, dances and some family history.

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Annapolis, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The native youth and dancers put on a great show. The EMC was even funny. Nothing not to like. A historical mock up of an authentic native lodge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lots of Tlingit young people (and some adults) in their native costumes dancing like crazy. You get a little bit of culture, a lot of drums, and an invitation to join in the dancing. (Do it!)

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