FANCY DANCE SONGS

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The fancy dance itself requires high stepping, twirling movements. Shawl dancers represent the butterfly, which is why the dancer is supposed to move her arms with her shawl draped over them in movements representative of the fluttering of a butterfly. Traditions in the west say that the women’s shawl dancers are similar to the men’s grass dancers in that they represent a warrior’s dance. The reason that the women were given the right to dance a war dance is because long ago the women used to be runners who ran from the village to village warning of danger, which in return earned them the title of “warrior”. Women’s shawl dancers regalia consist of outfits made of colourful fabric and ribbons, often adorned with bead or sequin work
 
Songs:
 
1. Ya Iyo Waza Woman’s Fancy Dance 
2. Grey Buffalo Fancy Dance 
3. Northern Wind Woman’s Fancy Dance 
4. Red Sons Men’s Fancy 
5. Chiniki Lake Singers Men’s Fancy 
6. Four little Feathers Woman’s Fancy 
7. Dead Horse Creek Fancy Dance 
8. Red Scaffold Woman’s Fancy Dance 
9. Two Feathers Men’s Fancy 
10. Sioux Assinaboine Fancy Dance 
11. Silver Cloud Woman’s Fancy 
12. Eyabay Woman’s Fancy 
13. Cree Spirit Fancy Dance 
14. Whitefish Bay Woman's Fancy 
15. Little Island Cree Woman’s Fancy 
16. North Buffalo Cree Jrs. Fancy Song 
17. Lone Eagle Creek Fancy Dance 
18. Red Hawk Fancy Shawl 
19. Smoke Valley Woman's Fancy 
20. Black Lodge Woman's Fancy
 
The fancy dance itself requires high stepping, twirling movements. Shawl dancers represent the butterfly, which is why the dancer is supposed to move her arms with her shawl draped over them in movements representative of the fluttering of a butterfly. Traditions in the west say that the women’s shawl dancers are similar to the men’s grass dancers in that they represent a warrior’s dance. The reason that the women were given the right to dance a war dance is because long ago the women used to be runners who ran from the village to village warning of danger, which in return earned them the title of “warrior”. Women’s shawl dancers regalia consist of outfits made of colourful fabric and ribbons, often adorned with bead or sequin work.