- 2 or more singers, usually about 6-10, in the middle, water
drum and horn rattles
- Only women dance this.
- It is called "New", because this is the Social Dance
form and also, these are songs that are newly composed on a continuous basis. There is a
bi-annual gathering called "The Sing" held in a rotating basis
among the Iroquoian communities with participating Singing Societies.
The attending Singing Societies sing sets of these new songs before
gathering for a meeting to report on their activities since the last
"Sing". The "Sings" are usually held in April and
- There is a separate form of the dance that is ceremonial, with songs that
- The two step side shuffle is the step in this. The women's
feet shuffle side by side
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