In April every year, the dance team travels to the Order of the Arrow Section SR7A Conclave. This year, it was April 24th to April 26th. It was hosted by Wahunsenakah Lodge in Bayport, Virginia. We got there Friday afternoon, and set up three tipis. On Saturday, we worked on the American Indian Affairs Area. Once it was set up, Dance Competitions began at 1:00. There were competitions for different dance styles, including, Fancy, Old Style, Northern Traditional, and Grass. Competitors from Nawakwa Lodge were Sean Cahoon, Sam Beuglass, Guy Allen, Caleb Denson, Jeff Stallings, and Tommy Poe. All of our dancers did an excellent job. All of them will be great dancers in the very near future. Three of the six dancers from our lodge placed in their competitions. Caleb Denson took First Place in Grass Dance. And for Old Style, Tommy Poe got First Place and Jeff Stallings came in Second Place. Once again, all of the dancers did an excellent job. I hope everyone will attend Conclave next year. It will be hosted by Tutelo Lodge on the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation. In 2011, Nawakwa Lodge will host the SR7A Conclave at Camp T. Brady Saunders.
Nawakwa Lodge Dance Team Chief