Barefoot feet in a swirl of color… Hmong traditional dance

People with European descent are not the only ones to dance on the prairie…

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Bright colors swirl, bells jingle rhythmically and  bare feet gracefully step in time with the music.  These dancers call Walnut Grove their home and give the Little House On the Prairie community another dimension and layer of culture.  I had the wonderful opportunity to watch a public performance of a group of young, Hmong traditional dancers at the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsored Artist Retreat which was hosted at the Danebod Folk School in Tyler, Minnesota on May 3, 2014.  I love how their eyes twinkle and their faces reflect the mood of the music showing great pride for the home of their ancestors.  Pride in our heritage is a common thread between us.

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