Hlgaagilda Children’s Haida Dance Group

The Children’s Haida dance group includes dancers from toddlers to teens. Dance practice each week is an important venue for the passing down of Haida culture, stories, song and dance from teachers to children. Practices include Haida story time, songs, the dance program, and the Spirit Song. Parents are heavily involved in the group and help children with regalia and masks, discipline, fundraising and working bees to make new regalia. Many of the teachers are youth and this provides a positive leadership opportunity for teens.