Welcome-Social Dance (Yakama curriculum)

The Welcome-Social Dance curriculum was developed by the Yakama Nation Library and Jolena Tillequots, Michael-David Bushman, Marylee Jones, and Bessie Wilson for use both within the tribe and by outside educators.

The Welcome-Social Dance curriculum is intended for learners of any age. Included in the curriculum is a video of the dance performance and prefatory remarks by Marylee Jones with information about the meaning and tradition of this dance. Related items Items include the original Willard Rhodes recording of the Welcome/Social Dance song and a video of elders discussing the preservation of traditional dance. To view the video, press play above. To access the related materials, see the Related Items Section at the bottom or to the upper right of this page.