Individual Dance Competition
Any number of contestants from each lodge may participate in the Individual
Dance Competitions. The top ten dancers in each category will be invited to
dance in the American Indian Activities Arena Show on Monday, August 2, 2004.
During the show the top five (5) dancers in each category will be recognized
with awards. Participation in this show will require that the Arrowman
attend a one (1) hour walk through at a time to be announced.
No dance practicing or outfit construction should take place after a
contestant arrives at the conference.
All contestants must check-in and receive their number at the American
Indian Activities Booth. This will take place Saturday, July 31, 2004 at
the Contingent registration site.
If you have a question about the Old Style vs. Northern Traditional
categories please bring a picture of your outfit to check-in and one
of the Judges will advise you in which category you should compete.
Remember not only is the outfitting different so is the style of dance.
There will be a meeting of judges and all contestants one-half hour
after the Opening Arena Show Saturday, July 31, 2004 at a location
to be announced at check-in.
- All contestants must check-in when they arrive at
the conference on Saturday, July 31, 2004,
at the American Indian Activities Booth
at the Contingent registration site.
- There will be five (5) categories of
Individual Indian Dance competition:
- Fancy Feather
- Old Style
- Contemporary Northern Traditional
- Dancers must wear appropriate authentic
clothing. The judges are the final authority of what constitutes
appropriate authentic clothing
- Dancers must dance in the style of their clothing.
In preliminary competition, if you are eliminated in one dance
style, you may change outfits and dance in another style,
if scheduling time permits. You must be registered in both
styles. Dancers may not compete in the finals in more than
- Losing a major article off your outfit during
the contest means automatic disqualification. The judges are
the final authority of what constitutes a major article.
Having your outfit properly maintained and secured tightly
eliminates this problem.
- All dancers must be under the age of
twenty-one (21), and be a registered conference participant.
- Dancers must be prepared to compete either indoors
- All participants must display the contestant
number they were issued at check-in, so that the judges can read it.
- Overstepping a song will result in placement
- No part of any protected species may be worn in
any manner. Violation of this rule will result in
automatic disqualification. Please be aware of all state
and federal laws regarding protected species.
- Within the guideline found in the U.S. Code as to the
American Flag, flags are not to be used as wearing apparel.
Therefore no type of U.S. flag(s) will be permitted as part
of a dancers' outfit. Flag motifs in beadwork and quillwork
- National Order of the Arrow Face Paint Policy: Order
of the Arrow National Conference and activities conducted beyond
the individual lodge will not permit face paint, body paint,
or wigs to be used in social or competition dancing or in
ceremonies or ceremonies competition.
- The Boy Scouts of America policy regarding weapons
will be followed.
All dancers are encouraged to participate in the critique of their
American Indian clothes. This will take place immediately after the
The judges will determine the judging criteria and all decisions are final.
There will be no competition for individual skill dancers. (Hoop,
All dancers are invited to The Founder's Day Pow wow.
Any questions should be addressed to:
Individual Dance Competition
21 West 8th Street
Newton, NC, 28658
Individuals need to pre-register for this event online at the
event registration web site.
[American Indian Activities Committee Info]