Learning about the dance

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Academy student Ethan Rock smiles as he dances with Terena Hight and Krystyn Weaver.
Academy students Dominique Rael and Autumn Sage demonstrate the Bear Dance with their fellow classmates.
Morgann Box smiles during the final line dance.
SUIMA Ute Language Design Coordinator, Georgia McKinley dances in her last Bear Dance workshop – the 2015-2016 school year is McKinley’s last year with the Academy as she is set to retire.
Matthew Box, Bear Dance Chief, demonstrates the use of the growler.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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Bear Dance Chief, Matthew Box hosted the annual Bear Dance workshop for the community on Wednesday, May 25 inside the Sky Ute Casino Events Center. Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students helped Box demonstrate the dance to the public. Box also discussed proper Bear Dance etiquette and allowed attendees to join for the final line dance.

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